a tube in which a body fluid circulates
a craft designed for water transportation
an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
A general term for all kinds of craft designed for transportation on water, such as ships or boats.
A container of liquid, such as a glass, goblet, cup, bottle, bowl, or pitcher
A person as a container of qualities or feelings.
A tube or canal that carries fluid in an animal or plant.
blood or lymph vessels in humans, xylem or phloem vessels in plants
Origin: vaissel, from vascellum, diminutive of vasculum, diminutive of vas.
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
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; as, a war vessel; a passenger vessel
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; as, vessels of wrath or mercy
any tube or canal in which the blood or other fluids are contained, secreted, or circulated, as the arteries, veins, lymphatics, etc
a continuous tube formed from superposed large cylindrical or prismatic cells (tracheae), which have lost their intervening partitions, and are usually marked with dots, pits, rings, or spirals by internal deposition of secondary membranes; a duct
to put into a vessel
Origin: [OF. vessel, veissel, vaissel, vaissiel, F. vaisseau, fr. L. vascellum, dim. of vasculum, dim. of vas a vessel. Cf. Vascular, Vase.]
Vessel is an official DVD/home-video released by Björk on January 13, 2003. It contains a live performance by Björk on the Debut tour, recorded live at the The Royalty Theatre in London in May 1994. The concert is interspersed by short interviews with Björk on the streets of London, including her singing an improvisation to the sound of a car alarm and her thoughts on moving from Reykjavík to London. The track "Atlantic" is a live version of a B-side that was released only on the cassette single of "Human Behaviour" and Japanese pressings of Debut. The short improvisation sung by Björk and her tour band at the start of the DVD is "Gail Biffen", an early version of the track "I Miss You". The 1994 VHS release was re-released on DVD in 2003. The video was also released on LaserDisc in Japan on May 10th, 1994, a US release was announced but later canceled.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ves′el, n. a vase or utensil for holding something: a hollow structure made to float on water, used for conveyance, &c.: a tube in which fluids, as blood, &c., are contained: a person considered as an agent of God.—The weaker vessel, a phrase colloquially applied to a woman, in allusion to 1 Pet. iii. 7. [O. Fr. vessel (Fr. vaisseau)—L. vascellum, dim. of vas, a vase.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'vessel' in Nouns Frequency: #1405
The numerical value of vessel in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of vessel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
I am the vessel. The draft is God's. And God is the thirsty one.
Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.
When the fish were being hauled in, the vessel was hit by a wave.
If they really want to use a Chinese vessel, they would have to explain why there are no other alternative solutions.
Images & Illustrations of vessel
Translations for vessel
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- һауыт, тамырBashkir
- céva, loď, nádobaCzech
- Schiff, Gefäß, Boot, Behältnis, BehälterGerman
- δοχείο, αγγείο, σκάφος, σκεύος, πλοίοGreek
- vaso, casco, recinto, recipiente, embarcación, receptáculo, barco, vasijaSpanish
- رگ, آوندPersian
- astia, säiliö, suoni, putkilo, alusFinnish
- vaisseau, vase, recipientFrench
- hajó, edény, vízi jármű, tálHungarian
- imbarcazione, recipiente, contenitore, vascello, vasoItalian
- 船舶, 容器, 血管Japanese
- 선박, 船舶, 그릇, 배Korean
- waka, puotoMāori
- сад, пловилоMacedonian
- vat, vaartuig, hulselDutch
- fartøyNorwegian Nynorsk
- tsin naaʼeełNavajo, Navaho
- naczynie, statekPolish
- vaso, vasilha, barco, reservatório, navio, recipiente, embarcaçãoPortuguese
- recipient, ambarcațiune, vasRomanian
- корабль, судно, сосудRussian
- nádoba, loďSlovak
- fartyg, behållareSwedish
- ఓడ, పాత్రTelugu
Get even more translations for vessel »
Find a translation for the vessel definition in other languages:
Select another language: