What does FLASK mean?

Definitions for FLASK
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flask(noun)

    bottle that has a narrow neck

  2. flask, flaskful(noun)

    the quantity a flask will hold


  1. flask(Noun)

    A container used to discreetly carry a small amount of a hard alcoholic beverage; a pocket flask.

  2. flask(Noun)

    Laboratory glassware used to hold larger volumes than test tubes, normally having a narrow mouth of a standard size which widens to a flat or spherical base.

  3. flask(Noun)

    A container for holding a casting mold, especially for sand casting molds.

  4. Origin: From flask, from flaske, from flaske (subject case), flascon (object case), from flasco ‘bottle’, from *flasko (confer Dutch (Flemish) vlesch), from flaskōn ‘braid-covered bottle, wicker-enclosed jug’ (confer Old English flaxe, flasce, German Flasche), from ploḱ-skō ‘flat’ (confer Lithuanian plókščias, Czech ploský).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flask(noun)

    a small bottle-shaped vessel for holding fluids; as, a flask of oil or wine

  2. Flask(noun)

    a narrow-necked vessel of metal or glass, used for various purposes; as of sheet metal, to carry gunpowder in; or of wrought iron, to contain quicksilver; or of glass, to heat water in, etc

  3. Flask(noun)

    a bed in a gun carriage

  4. Flask(noun)

    the wooden or iron frame which holds the sand, etc., forming the mold used in a foundry; it consists of two or more parts; viz., the cope or top; sometimes, the cheeks, or middle part; and the drag, or bottom part. When there are one or more cheeks, the flask is called a three part flask, four part flask, etc

  5. Origin: [AS. flasce, flaxe; akin to D. flesch, OHG. flasca, G. flasche, Icel. & Sw. flaska, Dan. flaske, OF. flasche, LL. flasca, flasco; of uncertain origin; cf. L. vasculum, dim. of vas a vessel, Gr. fla`skh, fla`skwn, fla`skion. Cf. Flagon, Flasket.]


  1. FLASK

    The Flux Advanced Security Kernel is an operating system security architecture that provides flexible support for security policies. It is a joint venture between the National Security Agency, the University of Utah, and the Secure Computing Corporation project designed to provide a framework for a more secure operating system. Development and implementation started with the Mach microkernel, and has since shifted its focus to the Linux operating system. It is now better known as Security-Enhanced Linux. FLASK is a core framework in security-focused operating systems such as NSA's Security-Enhanced Linux, OpenSolaris FMAC and TrustedBSD. This means that SELinux can be thought of as an implementation of FLASK.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flask

    flask, n. a narrow-necked vessel for holding liquids: a bottle: a pocket-bottle: a horn or metal vessel for carrying powder.—n. Flask′et, a vessel in which viands are served: (Spens.) a basket.—Florence flask, a narrow-necked globular glass bottle of thin glass, as those in which olive-oil is brought from Italy. [A.S. flasce; Ger. flasche; prob. not Teut. acc. to Diez, but from Low L. flasco—L. vasculum, a flask.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. flask

    A horn or other implement for carrying priming-powder. Smaller ones for fire-arms are usually furnished with a measure of the charge for the piece on the top.

Editors Contribution

  1. flask

    A type of container and product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles to hold a volume of liquid and keep the liquid hot or cold according to the temperature it was put into it and the product design and instructions.

    Many of us value a flash to use to take with us on a journey, picnic or for other purposes.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on July 30, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FLASK in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FLASK in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of FLASK in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Leacock:

    It takes a good deal of physical courage to ride a horse. This, however, I have. I get it at about forty cents a flask, and take it as required.

  2. Raymond Chandler:

    Common sense always speaks too late. Common sense is the guy who tells you ought to have had your brakes relined last week before you smashed a front end this week. Common sense is the Monday morning quarterback who could have won the ball game if he had been on the team. But he never is. He's high up in the stands with a flask on his hip. Common sense is the little man in a gray suit who never makes a mistake in addition. But it's always somebody else's money he's adding up.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Schrodinger's Cat is a classic example of Paradox, in my view. In actuality, it was a Gedankenexperiment or a Thought Experiment, created by Austrian Physicist Erwin Schrodinger in 1935. Not many folks are probably aware that Schrodinger himself called that experiment “a ridiculous case.” Here’s the "Schrodinger's Cat" in Schrodinger's own words: “A cat is penned up in a steel chamber, along with the following device (which must be secured against direct interference by the cat): In a Geiger Counter, there is a tiny bit of radioactive substance, so small, that perhaps in the course of the hour one of the atoms decays, but also, with equal probability, perhaps none. If it (i.e. decay) happens, the Geiger Counter discharges and through a relay releases a hammer that shatters a small flask of Hydrogen Cyanide. If one has left this entire system to itself for an hour, one would say that the cat still lives if meanwhile no atom has (undergone) radioactive decay.” So you see, the cat's life or death truly depends on the formation of a subatomic alpha particle that triggers off the avalanche of electrons in the Geiger Counter. There is an equal probability that it may not happen, and hence the cat should remain both alive and dead per Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics. Philosophically speaking, Human Life is full of paradoxes, and we often find that the uncertainties therein bear a startling resemblance with Schrodinger's Cat experiment. The total randomness of events that shape our human lives, and determinedly control the outcome (i.e. future) can be extremely perplexing and equally thought-provoking as Schrodinger's Cat experiment....a pre-written and pre-destined Reductio ad absurdum perhaps!

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