American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To pour off (wine, for example) without disturbing the sediment.
- v. To pour (a liquid) from one container into another.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pour off gently, as liquor from its sediment; pour from one vessel into another.
- v. To pour off gently, as liquor, so as not to disturb the sediment; or to pour from one vessel into another; as, to decant wine.
- v. science fiction To remove a clone from its chamber, vat, or artificial womb.
- v. To rehouse people while their buildings are being refurbished or rebuilt
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To pour off gently, as liquor, so as not to disturb the sediment; or to pour from one vessel into another.
- v. pour out
- Medieval Latin dēcanthāre : Latin dē-, de- + Latin canthus, rim of a wheel or vessel (of Celtic origin). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“So even when I read an old series that is done, I leave some time between the books to "decant" so to speak.”
“Every time that they cried "to arms" I used to send fifty-four knights, who were called "decant" because they each headed ten men whenever we rode out under arms.”
“This sounds wonderfully cool, however the grammar nazi in me must point out that the OP should have used "decant" and "liquor".”
“If you want to drink it now, decant it for at least an hour.”
“He also said that it was tough to taste Bordeaux that was so clearly meant for the long haul at this point in its evolution and praised the organizer, Howard Kaplan of EWS, for “taking time away from his family this morning” to double decant the wines (from bottle to a decanter, then back into the rinsed bottle).”
“I decant to enrich the wine, not to lose the bubbles.”
“Because if we cant, decant, then we chant; In Vino Veritas!”
“So my first piece of advice would be to decant produce into air-tight jars when you get it home.”
“So, characters can spin copies of themselves and merge them back again, or they can decant themselves into multiple forms, including sock puppets -- but characters traits and actions remain: parental sacrifice, tantrums, jealousy, etc.”
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