Definitions for vesselˈvɛs əl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a craft for traveling on water, esp. a fairly large one.
a hollow or concave utensil, as a cup, bowl, or pitcher, used for holding liquids or other contents.
a tube or duct, as an artery or vein, conveying blood or some other body fluid.
Category: Anatomy, Zoology
a water-conducting duct within the xylem of vascular plants, composed of connected cells without intervening partitions.
a person regarded as a holder or receiver of a particular trait or quality:
a vessel of grace.
Origin of vessel:
1250–1300; < OF vessel, va(i)ssel < L vāscellum, der. of vās (see vase )
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
Translations for vessel
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a container, usually for liquid
a plastic vessel containing acid.
- recipientePortuguese (BR)
- das Gefäß/der FaßGerman
- δοχείο, σκεύοςGreek
- (액체를 담는) 용기Korean
- beholder, karNorwegian
- 容器Chinese (Trad.)
- bình, chậu, lọ vạiVietnamese
- 容器Chinese (Simp.)
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