- to examine or treat in one's capacity as a veterinarian or as a doctor.
- to appraise, verify, or check for accuracy, authenticity, validity, etc.: An expert vetted the manuscript before publication.
- to work as a veterinarian.
Origin of vet1
Origin of vet2
Examples from the Web for vet
It was like witnessing the last two weeks of the life of a blind and toothless dog you knew the vet was just itching to destroy.Dems, It’s Time to Dump Dixie
December 8, 2014
Instead, the time has been spent setting up a system to vet potential recruits.U.S. Hasn’t Even Started Training Rebel Army to Fight ISIS
November 25, 2014
Imagine being an Iraq vet who lost friends securing a place such as Fallujah only to see ISIS now seize it.It’s Time for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans to Get a Parade of Their Own
November 11, 2014
I was taken into one by Maurice, a gnarled old Vietnam vet in a wooly hat.Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On
November 10, 2014
But they take their animals to the vet precisely because they care about their animals.U.K. Courts Grant Mother Right to End Her 12-Year-Old Disabled Daughter’s Life
November 4, 2014
This would be an ideal condition, but it has not, as vet been reached.Flying Machines
W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
The Vet says the horse has laminitis in his off fore foot, but it's all my eye.
You see Chifney's as good as any vet, and I had to have somebody.The History of Sir Richard Calmady
Better take her to the stables, James, and send off for a vet.Flaming June
Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
"You wouldn't say that if you'd seen some of the Johnnies who passed the Vet with me," he replied.In Brief Authority
- short for veterinary surgeon
- (tr) mainly British to make a prior examination and critical appraisal of (a person, document, scheme, etc)the candidates were well vetted See also positive vetting
- to examine, treat, or cure (an animal)
Word Origin and History for vet
1862, shortened form of veterinarian.
1848, shortened form of veteran.
"to submit (an animal) to veterinary care," 1891, from veterinarian. 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. Related: Vetted; vetting.