• WordNet 3.6
    • n vase an open jar of glass or porcelain used as an ornament or to hold flowers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Vase A vessel adapted for various domestic purposes, and anciently for sacrificial uses; especially, a vessel of antique or elegant pattern used for ornament; as, a porcelain vase; a gold vase; a Grecian vase. See Illust. of Portland vase, under Portland. "No chargers then were wrought in burnished gold,
      Nor silver vases took the forming mold."
    • Vase (Arch) A vessel similar to that described in the first definition above, or the representation of one in a solid block of stone, or the like, used for an ornament, as on a terrace or in a garden. See Illust. of Niche.
    • Vase (Arch) The body, or naked ground, of the Corinthian and Composite capital; -- called also tambour, and drum.
    • Vase (Bot) The calyx of a plant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vase A hollow vessel, generally high in proportion to its horizontal diameter, and decorative in character and purpose. The term is sometimes restricted to such vessels when made withont covers and without handles, or with two equal and symmetrical handles; but in the widest sense, as in speaking of Greek and other ancient vases, ves-sels of any form whatever are included. As a branch of art development, by far the most important production of vases was that of the ancient Greeks during the creative period of their art history, for many centuries previous to 200 B C. The greater part of the Greek vases are in fine pottery, unglazed, and decorated with monochrome and outline designs in simple pigments. They are notable not only for the great beauty and appropriateness of much of the decoration, but for the supreme elegance, unattained among other peoples, of a large proportion of the forms. These Greek vases were in actual use in antiquity, not only as ornaments, but as utensils for the various purposes in every-day life. See Greek art (under Greek) and vase-painting, and the cuts under the names of the different forms of vases, as amphora, crater, hydria, oxybaphon, prochoös, sţamnos.
    • n vase Hence An object designed usually for ornament, but sometimes for other specific purposes, having somewhat the form and appearance of the vessel in the primary sense. Such vases are often made of marble, or of metal, in an antique or pseudo-antique form, and are used to hold flowers, to decorate gate-posts, monuments, and the like, or are placed on a socle or pedestal, or in a range on an architectural parapet, façade, or frontispiece. Compare cut under affix.
    • n vase The body of the Corinthian and Composite capital: sometimes called tambour or drum.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vase vāz or väz a vessel of stone, metal, glass, or earthenware, anciently used for domestic purposes and in offering sacrifices: an ornamental vessel generally of an antique pattern: a sculptured, vaselike ornament:
    • n Vase vāz or väz (archit.) the body of the Corinthian capital
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  • Malcolm De Chazal
    Malcolm De Chazal
    “The flower in the vase smiles, but no longer laughs.”
  • Derek Walcott
    Derek Walcott
    “Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. vase,; cf. Sp. & It. vaso,; fr. L. vas, vasum,. Cf. Vascular Vessel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. vasum or vas.


In literature:

After a moment he said, 'If you'll come and see us in town she'll show you the vase.
"A London Life; The Patagonia; The Liar; Mrs. Temperly" by Henry James
Her black velvet gown was like a vase supporting a subtly moulded flower of dazzling fairness.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Hand me that vase, Olive!
"Six Girls" by Fannie Belle Irving
There are some reliefs and vases of this Roman period that are very interesting.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students" by Clara Erskine Clement
Background of yellow-red, lighter vase in yellow-green, and darker vase of green, with slight addition of black.
"A Color Notation" by Albert H. Munsell
Miss Salisbury deserted the Egyptian vase.
"Five Little Peppers at School" by Margaret Sidney
When they reached Molly's gate, Julia handed over the vase.
"The Book of Stories for the Storyteller" by Fanny E. Coe
For instruction, let us take a vase to be finished in copper bronze.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
In silence she went about the work of replenishing the vases.
"A Sheaf of Corn" by Mary E. Mann
The vase was a very beautiful and valuable silver one, and had its place of honor on that table.
"Ruth Fielding At College" by Alice B. Emerson

In poetry:

Gaunt, grim trees stand,
Etched on space,
Like a mirrored woodland
On a purple vase.
"Break Of Day" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
Like a fair but fragile vase,
Triumph of the carver's art,
Graceful formed and slender,--
Thus thou art.
"Love's Pictures" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
I would not spoil its lovely face,
And so I go behind it,
And hold it like a china vase,
So careful when I wind it.
"The Little Clock" by Hattie Howard
Like the breath from some vase, now empty
Of a flowery shape unseen,
Which follows the path of its lover,
To tell where a rose has been.
"Embalmed" by Susan Coolidge
But, infant as he was, the child
In that divine embrace enchanted lay;
And, by the beauty of the vase beguiled,
Forgot the beverage—and pined away.
"The Birth Of Love" by William Wordsworth
FOR THE VASE AT BATHEASTON VILLA. WITH bow unstrung, and arrows broke,
Young Cupid to his mother ran,
And tears fast flowing as he spoke,
He thus his sad complaint began:
"Love" by Jane Bowdler

In news:

Watch Make an Ombre Glittered Vase in the Better Homes and Gardens Video.
Royal Wedding vase for readers.
One of Philippe Starck's latest visual wordplays is a vase that is actually a seat.
Both vases are from a private collection.
A 19th century clambroth vase tucked away in a corner.
Police said the approximate value of the memorial vases is $12,000.
"I feel bad because those vases cost a lot of money.".
About a dozen or so grave sites have missing bronze vases as well, according to her.
12 vases stolen from cemetery still missing.
Police find 48 stolen bronze vases .
How the Greek Vase Shaped Many Styles And Western Design.
Atlantic Water Gardens Color Changing Vases.
Police find 48 stolen bronze vases.
Red Cadeaux Captures Tight Hong Kong Vase.
Red Cadeaux wins the Hong Kong Vase.

In science:

Para una discusión más detallada sobre estas y otras definiciones de distancias véase [52, 94].
The quantum origins of the cosmological asymmetry
Para una discusión extensa sobre este punto véase . 47 Expresado en e-foldings el intervalo necesario es mayor a (∼ 60).
The quantum origins of the cosmological asymmetry
Para más información sobre la complejidad Kolmogorov véase .
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans
Por ejemplo, en uno de estos intentos se mide la inteligencia de las máquinas a través de 3 perspectivas distintas: técnica, organizacional y personal, para posteriormente calcular el MIQ (para más detalles véase ).
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans
Otra aproximación para elegir los entornos sería utilizar una distribución universal (véase la Sección 2.1.5)2 , evitándose así cualquier sesgo particular hacia un individuo específico, especie o cultura, haciendo el test universal para cualquier posible tipo de sujeto.
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans