American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A hollow utensil, such as a cup, vase, or pitcher, used as a container, especially for liquids.
- n. Nautical A craft, especially one larger than a rowboat, designed to navigate on water.
- n. An airship.
- n. Anatomy A duct, canal, or other tube that contains or conveys a body fluid: a blood vessel.
- n. Botany One of the tubular conductive structures of xylem, consisting of dead cylindrical cells that are attached end to end and connected by perforations. They are found in nearly all flowering plants.
- n. A person seen as the agent or embodiment, as of a quality: a vessel of mercy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A utensil for holding liquors and other things, as a cask, a barrel, a bottle, a kettle, a pot, a cup, or a dish.
- n. Specifically, In metallurgy, the converter in which Bessemer steel is made. See steel.
- n. A ship; a craft of any kind: usually a larger craft than a boat, but in law often construed to mean any floating structure.
- n. In anatomy and zoology, any duct or canal in which a fluid, as blood or lymph, is secreted, contained, or conveyed, as an artery, vein, capillary, lymphatic, or spermatic; especially, a blood-vessel. A part or organ pervaded or well provided with vessels is said to be vascular.
- n. In botany, same as duct—that is, a row of cells which have lost their intervening partitions, and consequently form a long continuous canal. The walls of the vessel or duct may be variously marked by pits, or by spiral, annular, or reticulated thickenings.
- n. Figuratively, something conceived as formed to receive or contain; hence, especially in Scriptural phraseology, a person into whom anything is conceived as poured or infused, or to whom something has been imparted; a recipient.
- n. Vessels collectively; plate.
- n. See the adjectives.
- To put into a vessel.
- n. nautical A general term for all kinds of craft designed for transportation on water, such as ships or boats.
- n. A container of liquid, such as a glass, goblet, cup, bottle, bowl, or pitcher
- n. A person as a container of qualities or feelings.
- n. biology A tube or canal that carries fluid in an animal or plant.
- v. obsolete, transitive To put into a vessel.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. 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.
- n. 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
- n. 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.
- n. (Anat.) Any tube or canal in which the blood or other fluids are contained, secreted, or circulated, as the arteries, veins, lymphatics, etc.
- n. (Bot.) A continuous tube formed from superposed large cylindrical or prismatic cells (tracheæ), which have lost their intervening partitions, and are usually marked with dots, pits, rings, or spirals by internal deposition of secondary membranes; a duct.
- v. obsolete To put into a vessel.
- n. a craft designed for water transportation
- n. an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
- n. a tube in which a body fluid circulates
- Old French vaissel, from Latin vāscellum, diminutive of vāsculum, diminutive of vās ("vessel"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin vāscellum, diminutive of Latin vāsculum, diminutive of vās, vessel. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It may be necessary to explain to the uninitiated reader that the terms "he" and "she" are indifferently used at sea, in reference to craft, but when the masculine pronoun is applied it is understood to refer more especially to the _commanding officer_ of the vessel; while the pronoun "she" refers to the _vessel herself_.”
“In "Container Ship," the title vessel drifts out of the mist: "I wonder if it has a dance band," Mr. Felice asks.”
“Such a vessel is our Huntress, built at your Cousin Martin's instigation and launched at the moment when our fortunes were at their lowest ebb.”
“At each end of the vessel is a raised deck, forming tolerably commodious quarters for officers and men; and the forecastle is made to carry one or two heavy guns.”
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“The vessel is Eliza Dushku as Echo, who lives with the other "actives" in a spa-like "dollhouse" where they wait for a geek genius (Fran Kranz, more annoying than amusing) to implant them.”
“Also, HNA's shipping unit Grand China Logistics has come under fire recently for delaying or avoiding payments on long-term vessel charters.”
“Have you ever tried coming up the side of a large vessel from a much smaller one?”
“So if a Turkish vessel is attacked by Israelis or anyone else in the Mediterranean, I guess the treaty could be triggered.”
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