from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To pour off (wine, for example) without disturbing the sediment.
- transitive v. To pour (a liquid) from one container into another.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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. To remove a clone from its chamber, vat, or artificial womb.
- v. To rehouse people while their buildings are being refurbished or rebuilt
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To pour off gently, as liquor, so as not to disturb the sediment; or to pour from one vessel into another.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pour off gently, as liquor from its sediment; pour from one vessel into another.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)