vet

You are a vet if you served in the Armed Forces, or if you went to veterinary school and now give medical care to animals.

The noun vet is short for either veteran (of the Armed Forces) or veterinarian (animal doctor). As a verb, vet means "to carefully examine beforehand." For example, your boss might ask you to vet people's applications before calling them for interviews, just to make sure they have the right experience for the job. Medically speaking, when a doctor vets you — or an animal — medical care is given.

Primary Meanings of vet

1.
nv
a doctor who practices veterinary medicine
work as a veterinarian
2.
n
a person who has served in the armed forces
3.
v
examine carefully
Full Definitions of vet
1

n a doctor who practices veterinary medicine

Synonyms:
veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary surgeon
Types:
horse doctor
a veterinarian who treats horses
Type of:
Dr., MD, doc, doctor, medico, physician
a licensed medical practitioner

v work as a veterinarian

“She vetted for the farms in the area for many years”
Type of:
be, follow
work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function

v provide veterinary care for

Type of:
doctor
give medical treatment to
2

n a person who has served in the armed forces

Synonyms:
ex-serviceman, veteran
Types:
Legionnaire
a member of the American Legion
Type of:
man, military man, military personnel, serviceman
someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
3

v examine carefully

“Someone should vet this report before it goes out”
Type of:
inspect
look over carefully

v provide (a person) with medical care

Type of:
care for, treat
provide treatment for

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