vet


1vet

noun \ˈvet\

Definition of VET

Examples of VET

  1. I have to take my dog to the vet.
  2. a World War II vet

First Known Use of VET

1862

Rhymes with VET

2vet

verb

: to investigate (someone) thoroughly to see if they should be approved or accepted for a job

: to check (something) carefully to make sure it is acceptable

vet·tedvet·ting

Full Definition of VET

transitive verb
1
a :  to provide veterinary care for (an animal) or medical care for (a person)
b :  to subject (a person or animal) to a physical examination or checkup
2
a :  to subject to usually expert appraisal or correction <vet a manuscript>
b :  to evaluate for possible approval or acceptance <vet the candidates for a position>
vet·ter noun

Examples of VET

  1. They vetted her thoroughly before offering her the job.
  2. The book was vetted by several different editors.
  3. He's already vetted the plan, so we can start right away.

First Known Use of VET

1891

3vet

adjective or noun

Definition of VET

:  veteran

First Known Use of VET

1848

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