A vein is a blood vessel or a distinctive style.|
Vain means self admiring or futile. (The term in vain means without success).
A vane is a stabilizing fin or blade.
Vein, Vain, and VaneThe words vein, vain, and vane sound identical, but their meanings are very different.
VeinThe noun vein has several meanings:
VainThe adjective vain means conceited or self admiring. Vain can also mean fruitless. In this meaning, it is often seen as in vain meaning without success or in a futile manner.
Petra is so vain. She spends half her time looking in the mirror.
I tried in vain to pull the boat ashore, but it was just too heavy.
VaneThe noun vane denotes a blade or a fin usually used to stabilize an object in the air or in water. It is most commonly seen in the word weathervane.
The stabilizing vane has come loose.
The steel casing protects the vane from damage in the event that the
vessel hits the rocks.