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Vessel meaning

vessel - 7 dictionary results

  1. 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. 2. 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.
  3. 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. 4. Any tube or canal in which the blood or other fluids are contained, secreted, or circulated, as the arteries, veins, lymphatics, etc.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. To put into a vessel.
  7. 7. A hollow utensil or receptacle; tube for conveying fluids in an animal or vegetable structure; hollow structure for navigation.

vessel - examples of usage

  1. Yet, whether I could see, or not, I did not doubt the fact that, there was a vessel ahead, and very close ahead, too. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  2. They think that if a man is in debt the agent will perhaps try to get him into a vessel, in order that he may be able to clear off his debt. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. It is only due two months after the vessel has left; and they required money before that time and generally got it. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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