Definitions for vetvɛt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vet*vɛt(n.; v.)vet•ted, vet•ting.

  1. (n.)a veterinarian.

    Category: Informal

  2. (v.t.)to examine or treat in one's capacity as a veterinarian or physician.

    Category: Informal

  3. to appraise, verify, or check for accuracy, authenticity, etc.:

    An expert vetted the manuscript before publication.

    Category: Informal

  4. (v.i.)to work as a veterinarian.

    Category: Informal

* Informal..

Origin of vet:

1860–65; short for veterinarian

vetvɛt(n.; adj.)

  1. Informal.veteran.

    Category: Informal

Origin of vet:

1865–70, Amer.; by shortening

vet.

  1. veteran.

  2. veterinarian.

  3. veterinary.

    Category: Veterinary Science

Princeton's WordNet

  1. veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary surgeon, vet(noun)

    a doctor who practices veterinary medicine

  2. veteran, vet, ex-serviceman(verb)

    a person who has served in the armed forces

  3. vet(verb)

    work as a veterinarian

    "She vetted for the farms in the area for many years"

  4. vet(verb)

    examine carefully

    "Someone should vet this report before it goes out"

  5. vet(verb)

    provide (a person) with medical care

  6. vet(verb)

    provide veterinary care for

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. vet(noun)ɛt

    veterinarian

    We took our cat to see the vet.


Translations for vet

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

vet(verb)

to investigate carefully (and pass as satisfactory)

Every member of staff has been vetted by our security department before he starts work here.

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