an open jar of glass or porcelain used as an ornament or to hold flowers
A container used mainly for displaying fresh, dried, or artificial flowers.
Origin: From vase, from vas
a vessel adapted for various domestic purposes, and anciently for sacrificial uses; especially, a vessel of antique or elegant pattern used for ornament; as, a porcelain vase; a gold vase; a Grecian vase. See Illust. of Portland vase, under Portland
a vessel similar to that described in the first definition above, or the representation of one in a solid block of stone, or the like, used for an ornament, as on a terrace or in a garden. See Illust. of Niche
the body, or naked ground, of the Corinthian and Composite capital; -- called also tambour, and drum
the calyx of a plant
Origin: [F. vase; cf. Sp. & It. vaso; fr. L. vas, vasum. Cf. Vascular, Vessel.]
A vase is an open container, often used to hold cut flowers. It can be made from a number of materials including ceramics and glass. The vase is often decorated and thus used to extend the beauty of its contents. Vases are defined as having a certain anatomy. Lowest is the foot, a distinguishable base to the piece. The design of the base may be bulbous, flat, carinate, or another shape. Next, the body, which forms the main and often largest portion of the piece. Resting atop the body is the shoulder, where the body curves inward. Then the neck, where the vase is given more height. Lastly, the lip, where the vase flares back out at the top. All these attributes can be seen in the picture at right. Many vases are also given handles. Today, the shapes of vases have evolved from the conventional ones to modern designs and shapes. The vase has also developed as an art medium unto itself. The ancient Greeks famously used vases to depict scenes. It has since been developed and in 2003 the winner of the Turner Prize was Grayson Perry, for vase art.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vāz, or v[ä]z, n. a vessel of stone, metal, glass, or earthenware, anciently used for domestic purposes and in offering sacrifices: an ornamental vessel generally of an antique pattern: a sculptured, vaselike ornament: (archit.) the body of the Corinthian capital.—n. Vase′-paint′ing, the decoration of vases with pigments, esp. the decoration of the pottery of the ancient Greeks.—adj. Vā′siform.—Etruscan vases, Greek vases so called mistakenly because found in Etruscan tombs; Portland vase, a famous Græco-Roman cameo-glass with reliefs in opaque white glass on a dark-blue ground, 9¾ inches high, now preserved in the British Museum. [Fr.,—L. vasum or vas.]
A container or vessel, created and manufactured in a variety of colors, designs, materials and styles used for various purposes.
Some people choose to use a vase for flowers, to put candles in, to put decorative stones in and use as an ornament so they serve many purposes.
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The numerical value of vase in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of vase in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- florera, gerroCatalan, Valencian
- ανθοδοχείο, βάζοGreek
- jarrón, floreroSpanish
- vaso, floreiroGalician
- ვაზა, ლარნაკიGeorgian
- ផើង, ថូKhmer
- gulwaz, vazo, guldankKurdish
- vāse, vāsisLatin
- VasLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ваза, vazaSerbo-Croatian
- lọ hoaVietnamese
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