vain vs vane vs vein :

vain or vane or vein

When you have vanity you are conceited: you are vain. “You’re so vain you probably think this song is about you.” This spelling can also mean “futile,” as in “All my love’s in vain” (fruitless). Note that when Ecclesiastes says that “all is vanity” it doesn’t mean that everything is conceited, but that everything is pointless.A vane is a blade designed to move or be moved by gases or liquid, like a weathervane.A vein is a slender thread of something, like blood in a body or gold in a mine. It can also be a line of thought, as in “After describing his dog’s habit of chewing on the sofa, Carlos went on in the same vein for several minutes.”

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  • s  characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
    vain about her clothes
  • s  unproductive of success
    a vain attempt

  • n  mechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind
  • n  a fin attached to the tail of an arrow, bomb or missile in order to stabilize or guide it
  • n  flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water
  • n  the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft

  • n  a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart
    all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood
  • n  a distinctive style or manner
    he continued in this vein for several minutes
  • n  any of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ
  • n  a layer of ore between layers of rock
  • n  one of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect
  • v  make a veinlike pattern
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