vet

1
[ vet ]
/ vɛt /
Informal.

noun

verb (used with object), vet·ted, vet·ting.

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.

verb (used without object), vet·ted, vet·ting.

to work as a veterinarian.

Nearby words

  1. vesture,
  2. vesuvian,
  3. vesuvianite,
  4. vesuvianite jade,
  5. vesuvius,
  6. vet.,
  7. vet. med.,
  8. vet. sci.,
  9. vetch,
  10. vetchling

Origin of vet

1
First recorded in 1860–65; short for veterinarian

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British Dictionary definitions for vetting

vet

1
/ (vɛt) /

noun

verb vets, vetting or vetted

(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)

vet

2
/ (vɛt) /

noun

US and Canadian short for veteran (def. 2), veteran (def. 3)
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Word Origin and History for vetting
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