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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. Any tube or canal in which the blood or other fluids are contained, secreted, or circulated, as the arteries, veins, lymphatics, etc.
  8. 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.
  9. To put into a vessel.
  10. 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.
  11. Vas, angeion, a duct or canal conveying any liquid, such as blood, lymph, chyle, or semen.
  12. Canal for passage of fluids.
  13. 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.
  14. A hollow utensil or receptacle; tube for conveying fluids in an animal or vegetable structure; hollow structure for navigation.
  15. A hollow receptacle.
  16. A ship or other craft for navigation.
  17. Anat. & Zool. A duct for fluid.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
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Usage examples for vessel

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. The vessel came round, and made across to the other bank. – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville
  4. There was not a sign of land or a vessel – A Voyage with Captain Dynamite by Charles Edward Rich
  5. All the passengers were on board when we reached the vessel – The Ghost-Seer (or The Apparitionist), and Sport of Destiny by Frederich Schiller
  6. " 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
  7. 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
  8. We were not suffered to remain in the chief's cabin, but had to cross the deck and go on to the after- part of the vessel – A Lady's Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas by Fanny Loviot
  9. And you are going down to the vessel to get the children? – Mildred's New Daughter by Martha Finley
  10. 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
  11. Then put it into a vessel – The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened by Kenelm Digby
  12. She is a fine vessel Mynheer Vanderdecken, is she not? – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. But we did not see the vessel – Tarrano the Conqueror by Raymond King Cummings
  17. 15. B and three letters, a vessel – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft
  18. The vessel goes swiftly against the stream. – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  19. We can get on that vessel – Frank Merriwell's Reward by Burt L. Standish
  20. It must be another vessel surely. – The Stolen Singer by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
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