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  1. the act or process of forming veins or an arrangement or marking resembling veins.

  2. a vein or a pattern of veins or markings suggesting veins.

Origin of veining

First recorded in 1680–90; vein + -ing1

Words Nearby veining Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use veining in a sentence

  • Its shape is of a lotos bud, and the long fissures that plough a mountain side are now but delicate gold veining on a petal.

    The Dragon Painter | Mary McNeil Fenollosa
  • This colour on her temples was just touched with a certain blueness where the flesh was thin over the fine veining underneath.

    The Octopus | Frank Norris
  • He leaned over the side of the ship and watched the white foam veining the black water.

    Walking Shadows | Alfred Noyes
  • No. 38 shows the Venetian bar used as the veining of a leaf and worked upon Sorrento bars.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making | The Butterick Publishing Co.
  • They are brownish red with white veining under an amber lead glaze.

British Dictionary definitions for veining


/ (ˈveɪnɪŋ) /

  1. a pattern or network of veins or streaks

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