Vessel

[v_ˈɛ_s_əl], [vˈɛsə͡l], [vˈɛsə‍l]

Definitions of vessel:

  1.   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.
  2.   A ship or other craft for navigation.
  3.   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.
  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.
  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.
  6.   a tube in which a body fluid circulates
  7.   A hollow receptacle.
  8.   Any tube or canal in which the blood or other fluids are contained, secreted, or circulated, as the arteries, veins, lymphatics, etc.
  9.   A hollow utensil or receptacle; tube for conveying fluids in an animal or vegetable structure; hollow structure for navigation.
  10.   an object used as a container ( especially for liquids)
  11.   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.
  12.   a craft designed for water transportation
  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.   To put into a vessel.
  15.   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.
  16.   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.
  17.   Canal for passage of fluids.
  18.   Vas, angeion, a duct or canal conveying any liquid, such as blood, lymph, chyle, or semen.
  19.   Anat. & Zool. A duct for fluid.
  20.   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.

Quotes for vessel:

  1. He was using me. When he cast me in Sideways I was nothing but a vessel – Thomas Haden Church
  2. I'm just a vessel of information. – Steven Cojocaru
  3. 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
  4. Skating was the vessel into which I could pour my heart and soul. – Peggy Fleming
  5. I am the vessel The draft is God's. And God is the thirsty one. – Dag Hammarskjold
  6. Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel – Augustus Hare
  7. 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
  8. To go to the world below, having a soul which is like a vessel full of injustice, is the last and worst of all the evils. – Plato
  9. The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. – Plutarch
  10. 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
  11. The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence. – Rabindranath Tagore
  12. Is it a surprise that into the vessel in which the mercury has no inclination and no repugnance, not even the slightest, to being there, it should enter and should rise in a column high enough to make equilibrium with the weight of the external air which forces it up? – Evangelista Torricelli
  13. We have made many glass vessels... with tubes two cubits long. These were filled with mercury, the open end was closed with the finger, and the tubes were then inverted in a vessel where there was mercury. – Evangelista Torricelli
  14. 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. 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
  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. 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
  4. We can get on that vessel – Frank Merriwell's Reward by Burt L. Standish
  5. She is a fine vessel Mynheer Vanderdecken, is she not? ” – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  6. 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
  7. 15. B and three letters, a vessel – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft
  8. And you are going down to the vessel to get the children? ” – Mildred's New Daughter by Martha Finley
  9. There was not a sign of land or a vessel – A Voyage with Captain Dynamite by Charles Edward Rich
  10. Then put it into a vessel – The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened by Kenelm Digby
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. “ " 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
  14. All the passengers were on board when we reached the vessel – The Ghost-Seer (or The Apparitionist), and Sport of Destiny by Frederich Schiller
  15. The vessel came round, and made across to the other bank. ” – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville
  16. 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
  17. It must be another vessel surely. ” – The Stolen Singer by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
  18. The vessel goes swiftly against the stream. ” – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  19. But we did not see the vessel – Tarrano the Conqueror by Raymond King Cummings
  20. 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

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