Beaker meaning

bēkər
Frequency:
A wide cylindrical glass vessel with a pouring lip, used as a laboratory container and mixing jar.
noun
5
1
The contents or capacity of a beaker.
noun
0
0
A wide, cylindrical glass container with a pouring lip, used especially in laboratories.
0
0
A flat-bottomed vessel, with a lip, used as a laboratory container.
noun
0
0
A drinking vessel without a handle, sometimes for the use of children.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
A mug.
noun
0
0
A large drinking cup with a wide mouth.
noun
0
1
The quantity that a beaker holds.
noun
0
1
A large or ornate cup; goblet.
noun
0
1
A jarlike container of glass or metal with a lip for pouring, used by chemists, druggists, etc.
noun
0
1
Advertisement

Origin of beaker

  • Middle English biker Middle Dutch bēker drinking vessel both from Medieval Latin bicārius, bicārium pitcher2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English biker, from Old Norse bikarr (“cup”), from Old Saxon bikeri (“cup”), from Late Latin bīcārium (“wine vat, jug”), of disputed origin. Possibly from Ancient Greek βίκος (bíkos, “earthenware jug, wine jar”), or from Latin bacarium (“wine vat, vase”). Cognate with Dutch beker (“beaker, cup”), German Becher (“beaker, cup, goblet”), Danish bæger (“beaker”), Italian bicchiere (“cup, glass (for drink)”). See also pitcher.

    From Wiktionary