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Definitions of vessel

  1. To put into a vessel. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. a tube in which a body fluid circulates Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a craft designed for water transportation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. A hollow or concave utensil for holding anything; a hollow receptacle of any kind, as a hogshead, a barrel, a firkin, a bottle, a kettle, a cup, a bowl, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A general name for any hollow structure made to float upon the water for purposes of navigation; especially, one that is larger than a common rowboat; as, a war vessel; a passenger vessel. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Fig.: A person regarded as receiving or containing something; esp. (Script.), one into whom something is conceived as poured, or in whom something is stored for use; as, vessels of wrath or mercy. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A continuous tube formed from superposed large cylindrical or prismatic cells (tracheae), which have lost their intervening partitions, and are usually marked with dots, pits, rings, or spirals by internal deposition of secondary membranes; a duct. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A hollow receptacle or container, usually for liquids, as a barrel, bottle, cup, etc.; a tube or canal in the body through which a fluid passes or in which it is secreted; as, a blood vessel, etc.; any boat larger than a rowboat; a ship. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. A vass or utensil for holding something: a hollow structure made to float on water, used for conveyance, etc.: a tube in which fluids, as blood, etc., are contained: a person considered as an agent of God. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. A hollow utensil or receptacle; tube for conveying fluids in an animal or vegetable structure; hollow structure for navigation. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. A hollow receptacle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A ship or other craft for navigation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Anat. & Zool. A duct for fluid. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A cask or utensil proper for holding liquors and other things; a ship of any size from a sloop upwards; any tube or canal in which the blood and other humours are contained, secreted or circulated, as the arteries, veins, &c.; a canal or tube, in which the sap of plants is contained; a recipient, instrument or agent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. A utensil for holding something, as a cup, a kettle, a barrel, &c.; a hollow structure made to float on water; a ship in general; any tube or canal for containing a liquid, as the blood in animals and the sap in vegetables, hence blood-vessels, sap-vessels. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. Any tube or canal with properly defined walls in which fluids, such as blood, lymph, etc., circulate; a continuous tube formed by the superposition of numerous cells. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

Usage examples for vessel

  1. The vessel came round, and made across to the other bank. – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville
  2. 15. B and three letters, a vessel – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft
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