Vessel meaning

vĕs'əl
A duct, canal, or other tube that contains or conveys a body fluid.

A blood vessel.

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The definition of a vessel is a large ship or boat. It also refers to a container, especially one that is used to hold liquids.

An example of a vessel is a cruise ship.

An example of a vessel is a pot of water.

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A hollow utensil, such as a cup, vase, or pitcher, used as a container, especially for liquids.
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One of the tubular water-conducting structures of xylem, consisting of a series of vessel elements attached end to end and connected by perforations. Vessels are found in nearly all flowering plants.
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A person seen as the agent or embodiment, as of a quality.

A vessel of mercy.

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A craft, especially one larger than a rowboat, designed to navigate on water.
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An airship.
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A vase, bowl, pot, kettle, or other such utensil for holding something.
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A person thought of as being the receiver or repository of some spirit or influence.

A vessel of wrath.

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Any relatively large watercraft.
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A tube or duct containing or circulating a body fluid.

A blood vessel.

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A continuous, water-conducting tube in the xylem, composed of a row of nonliving cells whose end walls have disappeared.
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A hollow utensil, such as a cup, vase, or pitcher, used as a container, especially for liquids.
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A duct, canal, or other tube that contains or conveys a body fluid.

A blood vessel.

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A blood vessel.
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A long, continuous column made of the lignified walls of dead vessel elements, along which water flows in the xylem of angiosperms.
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(nautical) Any craft designed for transportation on water, such as a ship or boat.
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A container of liquid, such as a glass, goblet, cup, bottle, bowl, or pitcher.
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A person as a container of qualities or feelings.
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(biology) A tube or canal that carries fluid in an animal or plant.

Blood or lymph vessels in humans, xylem or phloem vessels in plants.

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(obsolete) To put into a vessel.

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Origin of vessel

From Old French vaissel (compare modern French vaisseau), from Latin vāscellum, diminutive of vāsculum, diminutive of vās (“vessel").