What does samovar mean?

Definitions for samovar
ˈsæm əˌvɑr, ˌsæm əˈvɑrsamovar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. samovar(noun)

    a metal urn with a spigot at the base; used in Russia to boil water for tea


  1. samovar(Noun)

    a metal urn with a spigot, for boiling water for making tea. Traditionally, the water is heated by hot coals or charcoal in a chimney-like tube which runs through the center of the urn. Today, it is more likely that the water is heated by an electric coil. It is a common misconception that tea is boiled in the samovar. This is not the case. The samovar merely boils the water, which is drawn off via the spigot into a separate teapot in which the tea is allowed to steep.

  2. Origin: From самовар; from само + варить

Webster Dictionary

  1. Samovar(noun)

    a metal urn used in Russia for making tea. It is filled with water, which is heated by charcoal placed in a pipe, with chimney attached, which passes through the urn

  2. Origin: [Russ. samovar'.]


  1. Samovar

    A samovar is a heated metal container traditionally used to heat and boil water in and around Russia, as well as in other Central, South-Eastern, Eastern European countries, Kashmir and in the Middle-East. Since the heated water is typically used to make tea, many samovars have a ring-shaped attachment around the chimney to hold and heat a teapot filled with tea concentrate. Though traditionally heated with coal or charcoal, many newer samovars use electricity to heat water in a manner similar to an electric water boiler. Antique samovars are often displayed for their beautiful workmanship.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Samovar

    sam′ō-vär, n. a tea-urn used in Russia, commonly of copper, the water in it heated by charcoal in a tube extending from top to bottom. [Russ. samovarŭ, prob. Tartar.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of samovar in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of samovar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of samovar in a Sentence

  1. Peter Goggi:

    If you go to the Middle East or to Russia, they drink Middle East out of a samovar that's constantly under heat, middle East's very, very hot.

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