vessel

  • 21vessel — noun 1》 a ship or large boat. 2》 a hollow container used to hold liquid. 3》 Anatomy & Zoology a duct or canal conveying blood or other fluid.     ↘Botany any of the tubular structures in the vascular system of a plant, serving to conduct water… …

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  • 22vessel */*/ — UK [ˈves(ə)l] / US noun [countable] Word forms vessel : singular vessel plural vessels 1) formal a large boat or ship New Zealand has banned vessels carrying nuclear weapons. a fishing/navy vessel 2) biology a tube in people, animals, or plants… …

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  • 23vessel — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Late Latin vascellum, diminutive of Latin vas vase, vessel Date: 14th century 1. a. a container (as a cask, bottle, kettle, cup, or bowl) for holding something b. a person into whom some… …

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  • 24Vessel — A tube in the body that carries fluids: blood vessels or lymph vessels. * * * A structure conveying or containing a fluid, especially a liquid. SEE ALSO: vas. [O. Fr. fr. L. vascellum, dim. of vas] absorbent vessels SYN: lymph vessels. afferent v …

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  • 25vessel — ves|sel [ˈvesəl] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: vaissel, from Late Latin vascellum, from Latin vas; VASE] 1.) formal a ship or large boat ▪ a fishing vessel 2.) technical a ↑vein …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 26vessel — [13] Latin vascellum meant ‘small dish or utensil’. It was a diminutive form of vas ‘dish, vessel’ (source of English vase). It passed into English via Old French vaissel and Anglo Norman vessel, on the way acquiring the additional meaning ‘ship’ …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 27vessel — noun 1) a fishing vessel Syn: boat, ship, craft, watercraft; literary bark/barque 2) pour the mixture into a heatproof vessel Syn: container, receptacle; basin, bowl, pan, pot; urn …

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  • 28vessel — n. a tube conveying a body fluid, especially a blood vessel or a lymphatic vessel …

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  • 29vessel — noun 1) a fishing vessel Syn: boat, ship, craft 2) a cooking vessel Syn: container, receptacle, basin, bowl, pan, pot, jug …

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  • 30vessel — ves•sel [[t]ˈvɛs əl[/t]] n. 1) naut. a craft for traveling on water, esp. a fairly large one 2) a hollow or concave utensil, as a cup, bowl, or pitcher, used for holding liquids or other contents 3) anat. zool. a tube or duct, as an artery or… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 31vessel — [13] Latin vascellum meant ‘small dish or utensil’. It was a diminutive form of vas ‘dish, vessel’ (source of English vase). It passed into English via Old French vaissel and Anglo Norman vessel, on the way acquiring the additional meaning ‘ship’ …

    Word origins

  • 32vessel — Water conducting system in the xylem, consisting of a column of cells (vessel elements) whose end walls have been perforated or totally degraded, resulting in an uninterrupted tube …

    Dictionary of molecular biology

  • 33vessel — noun /ˈvɛs.əl/ a) A general term for all kinds of craft designed for transportation on water, such as ships or boats. But my hope was, that if I stood along this coast till I came to that part where the English traded, I should find some of their …

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  • 34vessel — Synonyms and related words: Eustachian tube, Fallopian tube, LC, LSD, LSM, SC, aircraft carrier, aircraft tender, ammunition ship, argosy, ark, assault transport, bark, battleship, bawley, beaker, bilander, blackjack, boat, bomb ketch, bottom,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 35vessel — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. container; vase, urn, jug; boat, ship. See receptacle. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A container] Syn. pitcher, urn, kettle; see container . 2. [A ship] Syn. boat, craft, bark; see ship . 3. [A duct;… …

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  • 36vessel — ves|sel [ vesl ] noun count ** 1. ) FORMAL a large boat or ship: New Zealand has banned vessels carrying nuclear weapons. a fishing/navy vessel 2. ) a tube in people, animals, or plants through which liquid flows: blood vessels 3. ) FORMAL a bowl …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 37vessel — ves·sel || vesl n. large craft made for navigation on water, boat, ship; container, receptacle (especially for holding liquids); tubular duct through which bodily fluids flow (e.g. blood vessel); one who has or demonstrates a certain quality …

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  • 38vessel n — blood vessel …

    English expressions

  • 39Vessel —   A ship used to transport crude oil, petroleum products, or natural gas products. Vessel categories are as follows: Ultra Large Crude Carrier (ULCC), Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC), Other Tanker, and Specialty Ship (LPG/LNG). See Tanker and… …

    Energy terms

  • 40vessel — noun (C) 1 formal a ship or large boat: a fishing vessel 2 old use or formal a container for holding liquids 3 technical a tube that carries blood through your body, such as a vein, or that carries liquid through a plant …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English