thread vein

thread vein
`thread ,vein noun count
a very small red line on your face where the skin is damaged

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  • thread vein — noun A very fine vein on the surface of the skin, esp on the face • • • Main Entry: ↑thread * * * thread vein UK US noun [countable] [singular thread vein plural …   Useful english dictionary

  • thread vein — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms thread vein : singular thread vein plural thread veins a very small red line on your face where the skin is damaged …   English dictionary

  • thread — [thred] n. [ME threde < OE thræd (akin to Ger draht) < base of thrawan, to twist: see THROW] 1. a) a light, fine, stringlike length of material made up of two or more fibers or strands of spun cotton, flax, silk, etc. twisted together and… …   English World dictionary

  • vein — [n1] mood, tone attitude, bent, character, characteristic, complexion, dash, disposition, faculty, fashion, fettle, hint, humor, line, manner, mind, mode, nature, note, spice, spirit, strain, streak, style, suggestion, suspicion, tang, temper,… …   New thesaurus

  • vein — noun 1 tube carrying blood in the body ADJECTIVE ▪ blue ▪ A blue vein throbbed in his forehead. ▪ broken (esp. BrE), spider (esp. AmE), thread (esp. BrE), varicose …   Collocations dictionary

  • vein — veinal, adj. veinless, adj. veinlike, adj. /vayn/, n. 1. one of the system of branching vessels or tubes conveying blood from various parts of the body to the heart. 2. (loosely) any blood vessel. 3. one of the riblike thickenings that form the… …   Universalium

  • vein — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. blood vessel, rib (of a leaf); streak, stripe, marbling; [ore] deposit, lode, seam, ledge, leader; thread; bent, humor, disposition, temper. See filament, feeling, narrowness. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A …   English dictionary for students

  • thread — n. & v. n. 1 a a spun out filament of cotton, silk, or glass etc.; yarn. b a length of this. 2 a thin cord of twisted yarns used esp. in sewing and weaving. 3 anything regarded as threadlike with reference to its continuity or connectedness (the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • vein — Synonyms and related words: affectation, aorta, arteriole, artery, attitude, band, bar, bed, bespangle, bespeckle, bespot, blood vessel, blotch, body build, bonanza, brand, capillary, carotid, cast, character, characteristic, characteristics,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • thread — 1. noun 1) a needle and thread Syn: cotton, filament, fiber; yarn, string, twine 2) literary the Fraser was a thread of silver below them Syn: streak, strand, stripe, line, strip …   Thesaurus of popular words

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