from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A glass or metal bottle, often with a flared lip, used for serving water or wine.
- n. A glass pot with a pouring spout, used in making coffee.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A bottle, usually glass and with a flared lip, used for serving water, wine, or other beverages.
- n. A glass pot with a spout for pouring, used for both serving coffee and as a receptacle during the brewing process.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A glass water bottle for the table or toilet; -- called also croft.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A glass water-bottle or decanter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a bottle with a stopper; for serving wine or water
Opening the door, I remove the coffee carafe from the bottom shelf, then the filter basket from the top.
At first glance the hourglass shaped carafe, which is corseted by a wooden neck and a string of rawhide, exudes retro bohemian style.
The carafe was a fine one, and the emptiness of the cups, arranged invitingly along the long table, carried an unmistakable air of expectation.
A carafe is a coffee pot you can pour from, but there are both glass carafes and stainless steel carafes.
Traditionally decanters, essentially glass serving vessels for wine, sometimes called a carafe, were used to separate aged wines from its sediment.
“This is not to merely plug Stein in to the ‘cubist’ slot – no argument from me that artists, even those associated with movements, are individuals – but to question whether her carafe is the product of a singleton or someone, as I’d argue, as much involved in group process as, in Stein’s own words, ‘writ [ing] for myself.’”
On top of the cabinet stood a set of cognac glasses, a glass carafe with cognac and a photograph of a young woman.
I prefer reading on the couch because then I can stretch out, put my head down on a couple of pillows, get the proper lighting behind me ... and fill the coffee table with reading essentials: a cup of coffee and a carafe for refills, some finger snacks that don't make a mess (no Doritos, sadly) ... and no kids in the house to distract me ...
PepsiCo said Wednesday it began distributing Tropicana Pure Premium with carafe-style containers earlier this month in several western U.S. states.
The boy returns bearing a carafe of Rhenish wine, several tankards of ale, a serving of sausages, and something I have never seen before, a small, crystal vial set alone on a pewter plate.