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veil a thin piece of fabric or net worn over the face, head, or shoulders, or over some combination of these. A veil is used as a decoration or to hide a person's face. [3 definitions]
vein a small vessel that carries blood to the heart. [3 definitions]
Velcro a trademark for a device that fastens using strips of nylon tape. One strip is covered with tiny hooks that attach to another strip with tiny loops. Velcro is used on clothing and many other items.
velocity speed. [2 definitions]
velvet a fine cloth made from silk, rayon, or cotton. Velvet has a soft, fuzzy feel on one side. [3 definitions]
vend to sell or offer for sale in person or through a machine.
vending machine a machine that sells small things such as candy bars or soft drinks. It is operated by putting money into a slot and pressing a button.
vendor someone who sells.
Venetian blind a window blind made of thin slats connected by a cord. The slats can be tilted to control the amount of air or light let through. A cord is also used to raise and lower the blind.
Venezuela a country in northern South America. Caracas is the capital of Venezuela.
Venice a city in Italy. Venice is built on many small islands.
venom the poison that certain snakes, insects, scorpions, and other animals produce. Venom is put into prey by biting or stinging.
venomous producing a fluid, called venom, that is a poison to humans and animals. A venomous animal, such as a venomous snake or scorpion, produces venom that the animal can put into another animal or human with its bite or sting.
vent an opening through which a gas or vapor can enter, pass through, or exit. [3 definitions]
ventilation the circulation of air, or change of air.
ventricle either of the two lower compartments of the heart. Ventricles receive blood from the upper compartments, called atria, and pump it to the lungs and throughout the body.
ventriloquism the skill or act of speaking without moving the lips so that the voice seems to come from a source other than the speaker.
venture an activity or undertaking in which there is risk or the result is not certain. [3 definitions]
Venus the goddess of love and beauty in Roman mythology. In Greek mythology, Venus is called Aphrodite. [2 definitions]
veranda a large, open porch attached to a house. Verandas have roofs and are used for social activities.
verb a word that expresses a state of being or an action. Verbs usually have different forms to express tense, voice, mood, and number. "Read," "blew," "drives," "seemed," and "skip" are examples of verbs.