American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A pitcher, especially a decorative one with a base, an oval body, and a flaring spout.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A kind of wide-mouthed pitcher or jug; esp., one used to hold water for the toilet.
- n. an open vessel with a handle and a spout for pouring
- From Anglo-Norman ewer, eawer (= Old French aiguiere), from Vulgar Latin *aquāria, from Latin aqua ("water"). (Wiktionary)
- 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)
“Now in this state of things, the general mode of eating must either have been with the spoon or the fingers; and this perhaps may have been the reason that spoons became an usual present from gossips to their god-children at christenings ; and that the bason and ewer, for washing before and after dinner, was introduced, whence the _ewerer_ was a great officer , and the _ewery_ is retained at Court to this day ; we meet with _damaske water_ after dinner , I presume, perfumed; and the words _ewer_ &c. plainly come from the”
“And a basin and ewer on the only unbroken table in the room.”
“A Syrian bronze ewer from the eighth to early ninth century, for example, combines the shape of an earlier Byzantine glass bottle with vegetal designs inherited from third- to seventh-century Iran.”
“As with all displays of ceramics, there is an inherent frustration: Our fingers can't explore the surface of a glaze; we can't lift a ewer and marvel at how light—and therefore thin-walled—it is; we can't flick the rim of a stoneware bowl and hear this high-fired clay ring like porcelain.”
“On a foot-tall ewer 12th to 14th century, a dragon dives into the round belly of the pitcher, its tail curling into a handle, its head bursting out the other end as a spout.”
“A 12th- to 14th-century ewer featuring a dragon's tale for a handle and its head as the spout.”
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“See the confidence with which those nervy clusters of lines, the principal decorative motifs, and the bold composition cleave not merely to each other with such effortless felicity, but to the defining shape of the finished vessel — a ewer, for domestic use, less than five and half inches tall.”
“At the bottom upon a low pedestal carved like a branching tree, stood a basin of silver, wide and shallow, and beside it stood a silver ewer.”
“At the bottom upon a pedestal, stood a basin, and beside it stood a ewer.”
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