vet

vet
[[t]ve̱t[/t]]
vets, vetting, vetted
1) N-COUNT A vet is someone who is qualified to treat sick or injured animals. [mainly BRIT]
(in AM, usually use veterinarian)
2) N-COUNT: oft supp N A vet is someone who has served in the armed forces of their country, especially during a war. [AM, INFORMAL]

The New England Shelter in Boston will serve Christmas dinner for 200 vets...

All three are Vietnam vets.

Syn:
3) VERB If something is vetted, it is checked carefully to make sure that it is acceptable to people in authority. [mainly BRIT]

[be V-ed] He can find no trace of a rule requiring research to be vetted before publication...

[be V-ed] All objects are vetted by a distinguished panel of experts...

[V n] He had not been allowed to read any book until his mother had vetted it.

4) VERB: usu passive If someone is vetted, they are investigated fully before being given a particular job, role, or position, especially one which involves military or political secrets. [BRIT]

[be V-ed] She was secretly vetted before she ever undertook any work for me...

[be V-ed] People who marry into the Royal Family will have to be vetted much more carefully in future.

Syn:
Derived words:
vetting N-UNCOUNT

The government is to make major changes to the procedure for carrying out security vetting.


English dictionary. 2008.

См. также в других словарях:

  • vêt — vêt …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • VET — (англ. Viewpoint Experienced Technology   интерактивная технология 3D визуализации виртуальной реальности). Содержание 1 История появления 2 VET сцена, формат …   Википедия

  • vet — [vet] verb vetted PTandPPX vetting PRESPARTX [transitive] HUMAN RESOURCES to examine someone s previous jobs and activities to find out whether they are suitable to do a job, especially one that involves dealing with secret information …   Financial and business terms

  • vet — vet1 [vet] n. short for VETERINARIAN vt. vetted, vetting Informal 1. to examine or treat as a veterinarian does 2. to examine, investigate, or evaluate in a thorough or expert way vi. Informal to work as a veterinarian ☆ vet2 [vet ] …   English World dictionary

  • vet — [vet] verb [T] I to check someone s character or reputation to find out if they are suitable for a particular job Syn: screen II noun [C] vet [vet] 1) a doctor for animals 2) American informal a veteran …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • vet — is an accepted shortening of veterinary surgeon and the normal word in BrE. In AmE vet and veterinarian are used in this sense, and vet also means ‘a veteran’. The verb, meaning (1) to treat (a sick animal) and (2) to examine or check critically …   Modern English usage

  • Vet — may refer to:* Veterinarian, a doctor for animals * Veteran, a person with long experience in a particular area, most often in military service during wartime * Vetting, a journalism slang term for copyediting * Vetting, a human resources term… …   Wikipedia

  • vet — Ⅰ. vet [1] ► NOUN ▪ a veterinary surgeon. ► VERB (vetted, vetting) ▪ make a careful and critical examination of (someone or something, especially of a person prior to employment). Ⅱ. vet [2] …   English terms dictionary

  • vet — Mot Monosíl·lab Mot lligat …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • vet — n. expert in the medical treatment of animals, animal doctor v. check, examine; medically examine an animal; practice veterinary medicine …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vet — /vet/ verb to examine something carefully ● All candidates have to be vetted by the managing director. ● The contract has been sent to the legal department for vetting. (NOTE: vetting–vetted) …   Dictionary of banking and finance


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