Definition of


  1. (noun, person) a doctor who practices veterinary medicine
  2. (noun, person) a person who has served in the armed forces
  3. (verb, social) work as a veterinarian
  4. (verb, perception) examine carefully
  5. (verb, body) provide (a person) with medical care
  6. (verb, body) provide veterinary care for

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Alternate forms of Vet

Derivations: vet

Hyponyms: horse doctor, legionnaire

Hypernyms: be, care for, doc, doctor, dr., follow, inspect, man, md, medico, military man, military personnel, physician, serviceman, treat

Origin of the word Vet

  1. 1862, shortened form of veterinarian. The verb "to submit (an animal) to veterinary care" is attested from 1891; the colloquial sense of "subject to careful examination" (as of an animal by a veterinarian, especially of a horse before a race) is first attested 1904, in Kipling. more
  2. 1848, shortened form of veteran. more

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