• WordNet 3.6
    • n decanter a bottle with a stopper; for serving wine or water
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Decanter A vessel used to decant liquors, or for receiving decanted liquors; a kind of glass bottle used for holding wine or other liquors, from which drinking glasses are filled.
    • Decanter One who decants liquors.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n decanter A vessel used for receiving decanted liquors; especially, a glass bottle, more or less ornamental in character, into which wine or other liquor is poured for use on the table.
    • n decanter One who decants liquors.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Decanter an ornamental bottle for holding decanted liquor
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. décanter (It. decantare)—de, from, and Low L. cantus, a side or corner.


In literature:

He had also helped himself frequently from the decanter, so that when he got up to reply he was scarcely sober.
"The Woman Thou Gavest Me" by Hall Caine
He took a decanter, poured out a drink and drained it off.
"Santa Claus's Partner" by Thomas Nelson Page
On this cloth were a couple of wax candles, lit, in silver stands, a tray, and a decanter three parts full of brandy.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 5, April, 1896" by Various
The light from the wax candles burned, too, in certain crimson decanters.
"Lewis Rand" by Mary Johnston
The decanter had been replenished with brandy, and his late resolutions did not deter him from freely imbibing of its contents.
"Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellevue" by Warren T. Ashton
Still, you'll bring the decanter away with you, and lock him in whenever you go out.
"Winston of the Prairie" by Harold Bindloss
A matter of decanters, fire-irons, chairs.
"The Stowmarket Mystery" by Louis Tracy
By repeated washing with water and decanting a sufficient amount of the crystals was obtained for examination.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, November 21, 1891" by Various
Sherry, in blue cut decanters stoppered with gilt, gave place to port.
"The Three Black Pennys" by Joseph Hergesheimer
Mind, my lad, and have the tea and decanters in readiness when I ring for them.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 103, August 27, 1892" by Various
Never for appearance's sake decant coffee.
"The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking" by Helen Campbell
It is then immediately decanted into a large flask, and heated over the water-bath.
"A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe" by Anonymous
The fire had been made up, and his whisky decanter and soda siphon stood by a plate of sandwiches on the dining-room table.
"Married Life" by May Edginton
In his astonishment he rattled the decanter against the rim.
"The Borough Treasurer" by Joseph Smith Fletcher
He filled it to the brim from the decanter.
"Space Viking" by Henry Beam Piper
In a few minutes the man came back with a decanter on a salver, and Lord Blandamer filled glasses for Westray, and himself.
"The Nebuly Coat" by John Meade Falkner
Aitchkin thrust the papers into his pocket and rose abruptly, jamming the stopper more tightly into a decanter with his podgy hand.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, April 14, 1920" by Various
Jim soon returned, bearing in one hand a decanter of "Otard," and in the other a mug of hot water and a crash towel.
"Among the Pines" by James R. Gilmore
He took the decanter from the man next him, and filled his glass.
"Nell, of Shorne Mills" by Charles Garvice
Taking out a decanter, he sat down in his armchair, and drank a glass or two.
"Julian Home" by Dean Frederic W. Farrar

In poetry:

Or when the calypso decants its raw bay rum
Or the moon in Wozzeck reddens ripe for murder,
He doesn't sneeze or howl; just listens harder.
Adamant needles bear down on him from
"The Victor Dog" by James Merrill

In news:

No, I'm not referring to the actual act of breathing, but rather to a term used in the wine lexicon to describe the somewhat controversial practice of aerating or decanting wine to improve both the aroma and taste of the stuff.
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But you wouldn't expect a simple origin for a beer that sells for $190 for one 25-ounce decanter and has 29 percent alcohol by volume, would you.
The beer, which clocks in at 29 percent alcohol by volume and thus isn't available in Ohio, comes in a special black decanter.
The distillery has set the bar high with the Lalique Curiously Small Stills decanter, its fourth collaboration with the iconic French crystal house.
Paula Lambert makes handcrafted Italian cheese, and writer John T Edge decants wines of the Deep South.
Assistant White House Usher Daniel Shanks, the president's wine guru, offered us this trick to decanting fine wines.
For a big California cab, for example, pour it out three hours early, but don't leave it in the decanter.
These optional decanters provide an effective second oil/water separation step after initial skimming - assuring virtually 100 percent pure oil and water output.
The oil is being skimmed and collected in tanks onboard the barges and transported to BP facilities for decanting and processing.
I came up with this 5-ft.-tall decanter to recycle my varnish-contaminated mineral spirits.
This family of aerators from Vinturi allows wines and spirits to breath quickly to bring out flavors when there is no time to decant.

In science:

Ideally, this melt would be decanted to reveal freestanding flux-free crystals.
Tl2Ba2CuO6+d Brings Spectroscopic Probes Deep Into the Overdoped Regime of the High-Tc Cuprates
The supernatant was discarded and the pellet was washed again as described above. After decanting the supernatant, the pellet was extracted by suspension in 10 times the volume of 0.5% hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (HTAB, Sigma-Aldrich) in 50 mM potassium phosphate buffer (pH 6.0) at 25°C.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats