Definitions for vessel
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word vessel.
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
Etymology: vaissel, from vascellum, diminutive of vasculum, diminutive of vas.
A vessel generally refers to a hollow container, especially one used to hold liquid, like a bowl or cask. In maritime terms, it refers to a large watercraft or ship. In anatomical terms, it can refer to a tube or duct transporting fluid, like a blood vessel. The term can also describe a person or thing seen as a holder or receiver of a quality or as a channel for conveying something.
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
Etymology: [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.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A general name for all the different sorts of ships, boats, &c., navigated on the ocean or on rivers and canals.
A structure that conveys a form of fluid within the body of an animal, human being of other living organism.
The body has blood vessels and vessels that convey lymph also.
Submitted by MaryC on April 7, 2020
A type of transport
The vessel did remain on shore to refuel.
Submitted by MaryC on February 26, 2020
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Vessel is ranked #42511 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Vessel surname appeared 510 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Vessel.
56.4% or 288 total occurrences were Black.
36.8% or 188 total occurrences were White.
2.9% or 15 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.1% or 11 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
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
I did never know so full a voice issue from so empty a heart but the saying is true 'The empty vessel makes the greatest sound'.
Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.
We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over so in a series of kindness there is at last one which makes the heart run over.
Every organisation has solved the important problems including boat registration and installation of vessel monitoring and traceability systems, in order to decipher where the fish comes from, what it is, which waters it was caught from and what the vessel names are.
I am the vessel. The draft is God's. And God is the thirsty one.
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Translations for vessel
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- һауыт, тамырBashkir
- loď, nádoba, cévaCzech
- Schiff, Behältnis, Gefäß, Behälter, BootGerman
- πλοίο, σκεύος, σκάφος, αγγείο, δοχείοGreek
- recipiente, embarcación, barco, vasija, receptáculo, vaso, casco, recintoSpanish
- آوند, رگPersian
- putkilo, säiliö, alus, astia, suoniFinnish
- recipient, vaisseau, navire, vaseFrench
- hajó, edény, vízi jármű, tálHungarian
- recipiente, vascello, imbarcazione, contenitore, vasoItalian
- 血管, 船舶, 容器Japanese
- 그릇, 선박, 배, 船舶Korean
- waka, puotoMāori
- пловило, садMacedonian
- vat, vaartuig, hulselDutch
- fartøyNorwegian Nynorsk
- tsin naaʼeełNavajo, Navaho
- naczynie, statekPolish
- vaso, recipiente, vasilha, barco, embarcação, reservatório, navioPortuguese
- ambarcațiune, recipient, vasRomanian
- сосуд, судно, корабльRussian
- nádoba, loďSlovak
- fartyg, behållareSwedish
- పాత్ర, ఓడTelugu
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