What does vial mean?

Definitions for vial
ˈvaɪ əl, vaɪlvial

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word vial.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. phial, vial, ampule, ampul, ampoulenoun

    a small bottle that contains a drug (especially a sealed sterile container for injection by needle)


  1. vialnoun

    A glass vessel or bottle, especially a small bottle used to store medicine or perfume.

  2. vialverb

    To put or keep in, or as in, a vial.

  3. Etymology: viole, fiole, fiole. From word φιάλη. See also phial.


  1. vial

    Allahabad Airport (IATA: IXD, ICAO: VEAB), officially known as Prayagraj Airport, is the primary domestic airport serving the city of Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is located in the Bamrauli suburb of the city. One of the oldest airports in India, the airport is jointly operated by the Indian Air Force and the Airports Authority of India. It is one of the largest and busiest airports in Uttar Pradesh, ranking third in terms of handling passenger traffic after Lucknow and Varanasi. Foreseeing the Kumbh 2019, the airport was upgraded with addition of a new civil terminal extension in 2018, which was constructed in record 11 months by the TATA Projects group. The airport continues to serve domestic destinations across the country, and is set to be converted into International Airport before Mahakumbh 2025.


  1. vial

    A vial is a small container, usually made of glass or plastic, used for holding liquids or other substances, often for medical or scientific purposes. It is typically sealed to ensure the contents stay pure and undisturbed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vialnoun

    a small bottle, usually of glass; a little glass vessel with a narrow aperture intended to be closed with a stopper; as, a vial of medicine

  2. Vialverb

    to put in a vial or vials

  3. Etymology: [OE. viole, fiole, F. fiole. See Phial.]


  1. Vial

    A vial is a small glass or plastic vessel or bottle, often used to store medication as liquids, powders or capsules. They can also be used as sample vessels; for instance, in autosampler devices in analytical chromatography. Modern vials are often made of plastics such as polypropylene.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vial

    vī′al, n. same as Phial, v.t. to keep in a vial.—n. Vī′alful.—Pour out vials of wrath, to inflict judgment (Rev. xvi. 1): to storm, rage.

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  1. VIAL

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. VIAL

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Vial is ranked #27277 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Vial surname appeared 886 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Vial.

    87.1% or 772 total occurrences were White.
    9.5% or 85 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.4% or 13 total occurrences were Black.
    1% or 9 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. LAIV

  2. vail

  3. vila

  4. vali

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vial in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of vial in a Sentence

  1. The FDA:

    This simplification of vaccine composition should reduce complexity, decrease vaccine administration errors due to the complexity of the number of different vial presentations, and potentially increase vaccine compliance by allowing clearer communication.

  2. Rochelle Walensky:

    These vials may contain up to five doses, we also recognize that in some situations, they may be only able to use a single dose from that vial, because it's administered to a child or to somebody who has a keloid reaction.

  3. Clifford Villalon:

    Every vial of blood is no measure for every sacrifice that you make if the sacrifices are not instilled for freedom and human dignity.

  4. Biden TransitionBiden:

    I look forward to the second shot, and I have absolute confidence in the vaccine, but we're in short supply. Taking the vaccine from a vial into the arm of millions of Americans is one of the biggest operational challenges the United States has ever faced.

  5. Philip Huang:

    Early on, you get the ones who really want it and then after that there are people who aren't so anxious perhaps to get it that might still be at higher risk. So, it is sort of this fluctuation in supply and demand, now that we've had more of the doses available -- and again, with the five doses per vial -- it stretches out how many people can be served with each vial.

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