from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pitcher, especially a decorative one with a base, an oval body, and a flaring spout.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A kind of widemouthed pitcher or jug with a shape like a vase and a handle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of wide-mouthed pitcher or jug; esp., one used to hold water for the toilet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A water-bearer; a servant or household officer who supplied guests at the table with water to wash their hands, etc.
- n. A large water-pitcher with a wide spout, usually coupled with a basin for purposes of ablution.
- n. In decorative art, any vessel having a spout and handle, especially a tall and slender vessel with a foot or base. See aiguière.
- n. An udder.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an open vessel with a handle and a spout for pouring
Middle English euer, from Anglo-Norman, from Vulgar Latin *aquāria, from Latin aquārius, of water, from aqua, water.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman ewer, eawer (= Old French aiguiere), from Vulgar Latin *aquāria, from Latin aqua ("water"). (Wiktionary)