Today's Word "vet"

To subject to thorough appraisal on

Published in Vocabulary

vet \VET\ (transitive verb) - 1 : To provide veterinary care for (an animal). 2 : To provide (a person) with medical care. 3 : To examine carefully; to subject to thorough appraisal; to evaluate.

(intransitive verb) - 1 : To practice as a veterinarian.

"Take me to the nearest vet. Please. My dog needs attention. Can you do that?... My dog needs a vet." -- Fern Michaels, 'Celebration'


Vet is short for veterinary or veterinarian, which comes from Latin veterinarius, "of or belonging to beasts of burden and draught," from veterinus, "of draught, of beasts of burden." The earlier sense was "to submit to examination or treatment by a veterinary surgeon," hence "to subject to thorough appraisal."


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