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veal the flesh of a calf, used as meat.
veer to change direction; turn quickly.
vegetable a plant or part of a plant, such as carrots, beans, or lettuce, that is used for food. [4 definitions]
vegetarian a person who eats no meat or fish but only vegetables, fruits, nuts, and grains. [3 definitions]
vegetation plants or plant life in a particular place.
vehicle something used to carry and move people or things. [2 definitions]
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.