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VET (vetted, vetting)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vet mean? 

VET (noun)
  The noun VET has 2 senses:

1. a doctor who practices veterinary medicine
2. a person who has served in the armed forces

  Familiarity information: VET used as a noun is rare.


VET (verb)
  The verb VET has 4 senses:

1. work as a veterinarian
2. examine carefully
3. provide (a person) with medical care
4. provide veterinary care for

  Familiarity information: VET used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


VET (noun)


Sense 1vet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A doctor who practices veterinary medicine

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

veterinary surgeon; veterinary; veterinarian; vet

Hypernyms ("vet" is a kind of...):

doc; doctor; Dr.; MD; medico; physician (a licensed medical practitioner)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vet"):

horse doctor (a veterinarian who treats horses)


Sense 2vet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who has served in the armed forces

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

ex-serviceman; vet; veteran

Hypernyms ("vet" is a kind of...):

man; military man; military personnel; serviceman (someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vet"):

Legionnaire (a member of the American Legion)

Holonyms ("vet" is a member of...):

American Legion (the largest organization of United States war veterans)

Veterans of Foreign Wars; VFW (an organization of United States war veterans)


VET (verb)


Sense 1vet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Work as a veterinarian

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

She vetted for the farms in the area for many years

Hypernyms (to "vet" is one way to...):

be; follow (work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2vet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Examine carefully

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Context example:

Someone should vet this report before it goes out

Hypernyms (to "vet" is one way to...):

inspect (look over carefully)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3vet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide (a person) with medical care

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Hypernyms (to "vet" is one way to...):

care for; treat (provide treatment for)

Domain category:

medicine; practice of medicine (the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 4vet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide veterinary care for

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Hypernyms (to "vet" is one way to...):

doctor (give medical treatment to)

Domain category:

medicine; practice of medicine (the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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