What does vessel mean?

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ˈvɛs əlves·sel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vessel, vasnoun

    a tube in which a body fluid circulates

  2. vessel, watercraftnoun

    a craft designed for water transportation

  3. vesselnoun

    an object used as a container (especially for liquids)

Wiktionary

  1. vesselnoun

    A general term for all kinds of craft designed for transportation on water, such as ships or boats.

    Etymology: vaissel, from vascellum, diminutive of vasculum, diminutive of vas.

  2. vesselnoun

    A container of liquid, such as a glass, goblet, cup, bottle, bowl, or pitcher

    Etymology: vaissel, from vascellum, diminutive of vasculum, diminutive of vas.

  3. vesselnoun

    A person as a container of qualities or feelings.

    Etymology: vaissel, from vascellum, diminutive of vasculum, diminutive of vas.

  4. vesselnoun

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vesselnoun

    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

    Etymology: [OF. vessel, veissel, vaissel, vaissiel, F. vaisseau, fr. L. vascellum, dim. of vasculum, dim. of vas a vessel. Cf. Vascular, Vase.]

  2. Vesselnoun

    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

    Etymology: [OF. vessel, veissel, vaissel, vaissiel, F. vaisseau, fr. L. vascellum, dim. of vasculum, dim. of vas a vessel. Cf. Vascular, Vase.]

  3. Vesselnoun

    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

    Etymology: [OF. vessel, veissel, vaissel, vaissiel, F. vaisseau, fr. L. vascellum, dim. of vasculum, dim. of vas a vessel. Cf. Vascular, Vase.]

  4. Vesselnoun

    any tube or canal in which the blood or other fluids are contained, secreted, or circulated, as the arteries, veins, lymphatics, etc

    Etymology: [OF. vessel, veissel, vaissel, vaissiel, F. vaisseau, fr. L. vascellum, dim. of vasculum, dim. of vas a vessel. Cf. Vascular, Vase.]

  5. Vesselnoun

    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

    Etymology: [OF. vessel, veissel, vaissel, vaissiel, F. vaisseau, fr. L. vascellum, dim. of vasculum, dim. of vas a vessel. Cf. Vascular, Vase.]

  6. Vesselverb

    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.]

Freebase

  1. Vessel

    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

  1. Vessel

    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

  1. vessel

    A general name for all the different sorts of ships, boats, &c., navigated on the ocean or on rivers and canals.

Editors Contribution

  1. vessel

    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  
  2. vessel

    A type of transport

    The vessel did remain on shore to refuel.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 26, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'vessel' in Nouns Frequency: #1405

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vessel in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vessel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of vessel in a Sentence

  1. Kim Smolderen:

    Some of these programs have been shown to improve blood pressure levels, whether or not the blood vessel health would directly be impacted by these programs, however, will need further investigation.

  2. Joshua Bhatt:

    My humble request, please come alongside ... We have called for permission to take you all on board our vessel. Please understand that the weather is going to be bad.

  3. Luis Gonzalez:

    Around 100 tonnes of powder, 2.6 million detonators, 99 projectiles and around 3,000 cannon shells were found, the documentation that the captain had in regards to the merchandise that was being transported in the China-flagged vessel did not correspond to what we found.

  4. Barbara Shipley:

    Barbara Shipley, from the International Trade Workers Union, said. ' The men have been reportedly floating in the harbor for over a month after an asphalt delivery. They’re hungry. They’re tired. They’re dirty. They want to get paid and they want to go home. They want to see their families. Their families are all very concerned, i’ve been told they’re fishing off the side of the vessel.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Desires are the karmic nostalgia of deja vu, eternal oblivion in endless time loops of the vicious childhood of illusions. 2. Cellular reality everything consists of small cells, each in its own cell, in which there is a smaller cell and so on to infinity, a prison, not reality, each in its own cell in its own space. Everyone is at the micro-cellular level of perfectionism, morally limited in their cells of egoism. 3. Healing insight heals our minds of stupidity that constantly flirts with death. 4. 1. A miner of truth amid the mud of platitudes, with a flashlight of intuition, seeks the treasures of the truth of the laws of life. 2. Techno-bio synthesis of genetic adaptation makes a person a vulnerable vessel for the symbiotic technologies. 3. Art is hedonism of catharsis gourmets, a buffet of cultural philosophy. 4. Money gives rise to synthetic feelings of hypocritical selfishness. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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