Definitions of vessel

  1. a tube in which a body fluid circulates
  2. a craft designed for water transportation
  3. an object used as a container ( especially for liquids)
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. To put into a vessel.
  9. A hollow receptacle or container, usually for liquids, as a barrel, bottle, cup, etc.; a tube or canal in the body through which a fluid passes or in which it is secreted; as, a blood vessel, etc.; any boat larger than a rowboat; a ship.
  10. A vass or utensil for holding something: a hollow structure made to float on water, used for conveyance, etc.: a tube in which fluids, as blood, etc., are contained: a person considered as an agent of God.
  11. A hollow utensil or receptacle; tube for conveying fluids in an animal or vegetable structure; hollow structure for navigation.
  12. A hollow receptacle.
  13. A ship or other craft for navigation.
  14. Anat. & Zool. A duct for fluid.
  15. A cask or utensil proper for holding liquors and other things; a ship of any size from a sloop upwards; any tube or canal in which the blood and other humours are contained, secreted or circulated, as the arteries, veins, & c.; a canal or tube, in which the sap of plants is contained; a recipient, instrument or agent.
  16. A utensil for holding something, as a cup, a kettle, a barrel, & c.; a hollow structure made to float on water; a ship in general; any tube or canal for containing a liquid, as the blood in animals and the sap in vegetables, hence blood- vessels, sap- vessels.
  17. Any tube or canal with properly defined walls in which fluids, such as blood, lymph, etc., circulate; a continuous tube formed by the superposition of numerous cells.

Usage examples for vessel

  1. The vessel came round, and made across to the other bank. – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville
  2. 15. B and three letters, a vessel. – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft
  3. " We allow no boats from the shore to visit the vessel at night, and if you come nearer we shall fire into you," he shouted. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  4. And you are going down to the vessel to get the children? – Mildred's New Daughter by Martha Finley
  5. She is a fine vessel, Mynheer Vanderdecken, is she not? – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  6. As we came on deck I saw to my surprise that the vessel was passing over a great field of snow and ice. – The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  7. The vessel was called after his uncle, you know, an' the Hancocks had a- bought up most o' the shares in her. – The Delectable Duchy by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  8. Then put it into a vessel. – The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened by Kenelm Digby
  9. And here foloweth the noble tale of the Sancgreal that called is the hooly vessel. – The Book-Hunter at Home by P. B. M. Allan
  10. But we did not see the vessel. – Tarrano the Conqueror by Raymond King Cummings
  11. Immediately after which, the water rushed out of the bottom of the vessel, and she was clear as before. – The Pacha of Many Tales by Captain Frederick Marryat
  12. There was not a sign of land or a vessel. – A Voyage with Captain Dynamite by Charles Edward Rich
  13. It must be another vessel, surely. – The Stolen Singer by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
  14. The vessel goes swiftly against the stream. – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  15. Then the two women stood at the windows on the right- hand side of the vessel and watched Droop as he walked toward the pole. – The Panchronicon by Harold Steele Mackaye
  16. We can get on that vessel. – Frank Merriwell's Reward by Burt L. Standish
  17. All the passengers were on board when we reached the vessel. – The Ghost-Seer (or The Apparitionist), and Sport of Destiny by Frederich Schiller
  18. The vessel bringing the news had fallen in with them on the way. – The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence by A. T. Mahan
  19. The captain of the vessel, who did not know me, spoke a few whispered words to the others, and then they left. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt