[v_ˈɛ_s_əl], [vˈɛsə͡l], [vˈɛsə‍l]

Definitions of vessel:

  1.   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. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   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. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   A hollow utensil or receptacle; tube for conveying fluids in an animal or vegetable structure; hollow structure for navigation. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4.   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. – A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  5.   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. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6.   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. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for vessel:

  1. I've been planted here to be a vessel for acting... That's why I'm really taking any part, regardless of how complicated it's going to be. – Leonardo DiCaprio
  2. That was certainly true the first time, when I did Body Heat, the first movie that I directed. I was looking for a vessel to tell a certain kind of story, and I was a huge fan of Film Noir, and what I liked about it was that it was so extreme in style. – Lawrence Kasdan
  3. The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. – Plutarch
  4. It so happened that I was on a German sailing vessel on the way to Australia when the ship was captured, and on the high seas I was made prisoner by the French. – Fritz Sauckel
  5. Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. – Mark Twain

Usage examples for vessel:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. There was not a sign of land or a vessel – A Voyage with Captain Dynamite by Charles Edward Rich
  4. But we did not see the vessel – Tarrano the Conqueror by Raymond King Cummings
  5. “ " 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
  6. 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
  7. 15. B and three letters, a vessel – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft
  8. 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
  9. And you are going down to the vessel to get the children? ” – Mildred's New Daughter by Martha Finley
  10. The vessel goes swiftly against the stream. ” – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai

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