vet

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See also: Vet., vét, and vêt

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of veterinarian, or veterinary surgeon.

Noun[edit]

vet (plural vets)

  1. (colloquial) A veterinarian or veterinary surgeon.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of veteran.

Noun[edit]

vet (plural vets)

  1. (colloquial, US) A veteran (a former soldier or other member of an armed forces).
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Usage notes[edit]

Although veteran can be used in many contexts such as sports or business to describe someone with many years of experience, vet is usually used only for former military personnel.

Etymology 3[edit]

possibly by analogy from Etymology 1, in the sense of "verifying the soundness [of an animal]"

Verb[edit]

vet (third-person singular simple present vets, present participle vetting, simple past and past participle vetted)

  1. To thoroughly check or investigate particularly with regard to providing formal approval.
    The FBI vets all nominees to the Federal bench.
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Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

i vet

  1. his, her or their own
    Aleksandëri është me Albanin dhe qenin e vet.
    Aleksandër is with Alban and his (own) dog.

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Used in contexts where i tij (his), i saj (her) or i tyre (their) would be ambiguous. In the example sentence above, if "e vet" were replaced with "e tij", it would more likely refer to Alban's dog. The use of "vet" removes this ambiguity.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin veto.

Noun[edit]

vet m (plural vets)

  1. veto

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch vet, from Old Dutch *fētit, *fet, from Proto-Germanic *faitidaz, originally a past participle.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vet (comparative vetter, superlative vetst)

  1. fat
  2. greasy
  3. (informal) cool
    Wow, vet!

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

vet n (plural vetten)

  1. fat
  2. grease

Adverb[edit]

vet

  1. (colloquial) very
    Hij is vet dik.
    He's very fat.

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin uncertain, perhaps from Proto-Finno-Ugric *βettä (to throw, cast, sow).

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Verb[edit]

vet

  1. throw, cast
  2. sow
    ki mint vet úgy aratreap what one sows

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

vet

  1. imperative of veta and vete

Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

vet

  1. Present tense of veta; know, knows
    Jag vet inte.
    I do not know.