vessel

Definitions

  • Passenger Vessel Under Sail
    Passenger Vessel Under Sail
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vessel a craft designed for water transportation
    • n vessel an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
    • n vessel a tube in which a body fluid circulates
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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VESSELS VESSELS
DRINKING VESSEL DRINKING VESSEL
GLASS VESSELS GLASS VESSELS
ANCIENT GLASS VESSELS ANCIENT GLASS VESSELS
Many earthenware vessels found were used for cooking purposes, including baking dishes, three-legged pots, and covered pots Many earthenware vessels found were used for cooking purposes, including baking dishes, three-legged pots, and...
Earthenware vessels used for the storage of foods. Some were made at Jamestown, some were imported from England Earthenware vessels used for the storage of foods. Some were made at Jamestown, some were imported from England
Earthenware vessels made at Jamestown between 1625 and 1640. The site of an early 17th-century pottery kiln was discovered on the island in 1955 Earthenware vessels made at Jamestown between 1625 and 1640. The site of an early 17th-century pottery kiln was...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are approximately 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body
    • Vessel (Bot) A continuous tube formed from superposed large cylindrical or prismatic cells (tracheæ), which have lost their intervening partitions, and are usually marked with dots, pits, rings, or spirals by internal deposition of secondary membranes; a duct.
    • Vessel 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. "He] began to build a vessel of huge bulk."
    • Vessel 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. "They drank] out of these noble vessels ."
    • Vessel (Anat) Any tube or canal in which the blood or other fluids are contained, secreted, or circulated, as the arteries, veins, lymphatics, etc.
    • Vessel 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. "He is a chosen vessel unto me.""The serpent] fit vessel , fittest imp of fraud, in whom
      To enter."
    • v. t Vessel To put into a vessel.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Vikings, after killing their enemies, used their skulls as drinking vessels
    • n vessel A utensil for holding liquors and other things, as a cask, a barrel, a bottle, a kettle, a pot, a cup, or a dish.
    • n vessel Specifically, In metallurgy, the converter in which Bessemer steel is made. See steel.
    • n vessel A ship; a craft of any kind: usually a larger craft than a boat, but in law often construed to mean any floating structure.
    • n vessel In anatomy and zoology, any duct or canal in which a fluid, as blood or lymph, is secreted, contained, or conveyed, as an artery, vein, capillary, lymphatic, or spermatic; especially, a blood-vessel. A part or organ pervaded or well provided with vessels is said to be vascular.
    • n vessel In botany, same as duct—that is, a row of cells which have lost their intervening partitions, and consequently form a long continuous canal. The walls of the vessel or duct may be variously marked by pits, or by spiral, annular, or reticulated thickenings.
    • n vessel Figuratively, something conceived as formed to receive or contain; hence, especially in Scriptural phraseology, a person into whom anything is conceived as poured or infused, or to whom something has been imparted; a recipient.
    • n vessel Vessels collectively; plate.
    • n vessel See the adjectives.
    • vessel To put into a vessel.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The cornea is the only living tissue in the human body that does not contain any blood vessels
    • n Vessel ves′el a vase or utensil for holding something: a hollow structure made to float on water, used for conveyance, &c.: a tube in which fluids, as blood, &c., are contained: a person considered as an agent of God
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Quotations

  • Seneca
    Seneca
    “Anger: an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.”
  • Walter Lippmann
    Walter%20Lippmann
    “Our conscience is not the vessel of eternal verities. It grows with our social life, and a new social condition means a radical change in conscience.”
  • Dwight L. Moody
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    “God doesn't seek for golden vessels, and does not ask for silver ones, but He must have clean ones.”
  • St. Francis De Sales
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    “There are no galley-slaves in the royal vessel of divine love -- every man works his oar voluntarily!”

Idioms

Empty vessels make the most noise - The thoughtless often speak the most.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. vessel, veissel, vaissel, vaissiel, F. vaisseau, fr. L. vascellum, dim. of vasculum, dim. of vas, a vessel. Cf. Vascular Vase
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. vessel (Fr. vaisseau)—L. vascellum, dim. of vas, a vase.

Usage

In literature:

Feeling that I was not hurt I instinctively struck out, though not to follow the vessel, but to keep myself from sinking.
"Ran Away to Sea" by Mayne Reid
Harry, however, determined not to leave without his friend, and he was therefore left behind when the Englishmen returned to their own vessel.
"Across the Spanish Main" by Harry Collingwood
I've had worse cases than this aboard my vessel, and I got along without any doctors.
"Freaks of Fortune" by Oliver Optic
The little craft, a vessel of about twelve tons, had been built by the young commander soon after he settled at Bercaldine.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
And woe be to the boat or vessel which strikes on these!
"Heroes of the Goodwin Sands" by Thomas Stanley Treanor
I went all over the vessel, and assured myself that everything was in order.
"Up the River" by Oliver Optic
The special type to which this vessel belonged was already the result of long development.
"All Afloat" by William Wood
The vessel was undoubtedly a Greek.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
And I was alone on a vessel, with nothing but men on board, hundreds of miles from land, and no other vessel near.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
He stripped the vessels and sent the supplies northward through New Jersey and burned the vessels.
"The Story of Commodore John Barry" by Martin Griffin
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In poetry:

Perfume every fold with love,
Hinting heaven where'er I move;
As an Indian vessel's sails
Whisper of her costly bales.
"My Angel-Dress" by Lucy Larcom
But bitterly deceiv'd were they,
When off North England's shore,
The vessel in a nor'-west gale,
Did labor more and more.
"Grace Darling" by Thomas Frederick Young
And if any vessel come there,
The winds blow out from the shore,
And at morn, when the wind abateth,
The Isle is seen no more.
"Brandan's Isle" by Cicely Fox Smith
Melita.
Oh, princess, I have seen the strangest sight;
Within the vessel lies a sleeping babe,
A fairer infant have I never seen.
"Moses In The Bulrushes. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More
The skipper he loutit on his knee;
The king his blade he drew:
Quo' the king, "Noo mynt ye to centre me!
I'm aboord my vessel noo!
"The Yerl O' Waterydeck" by George MacDonald
O do not fill me
With the turn'd viall of thy bitter wrath!
For thou hast other vessels full of bloud,
A part whereof my Saviour emptied hath,
Ev'n unto death: since he died for my good,
O do not kill me!
"Sighs And Grones" by George Herbert

In news:

To Catch Mr Alley's Speedy Vessel, Mr Johnson Tries a Pontiac.
An old vessel decomposes in the ship graveyard on the Arthur Kill in Rossville, Staten Island.
We all have 100,000 miles of blood vessels in our brains.
Seanergy Maritime Holdings sell 'Clipper Grace', a 30,548 dwt Handysize drybulk vessel, built in 2007, at a gross price of US$11.25 million.
The vessel was delivered to its new owners on October 15, 2012.
Town of Verona, NY – Three people were rescued from a sinking boat this afternoon on Oneida Lake after the vessel hit something in the water, Oneida County Sheriff Robert M Maciol said.
Declassified documents show Keyport vessel's role in spying.
Volunteers Restore Historic Kodiak Fishing Vessel .
The US Coast Guard has terminated the voyage of a Maine-based commercial fishing vessel for allegedly having no lifejackets on board.
Destroyer aids crew of sinking Iranian fishing vessel .
Harrowing hours after fishing vessel rolled.
New Bedford fishing vessel goes aground.
Use the appropriate required sound signals to let others know the status of your vessel.
Iran's Sales of Fuel Oil to Vessels in Gulf Tops 800,000 Tons.
With more Americans choosing cremation, such vessels are being crafted with decor and the personality of the loved one in mind.
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In science:

FIG. 1: Contours of a vacuum vessel holding a detector with 10-liter fiducial volume.
DMTPC-10L: Direction-Sensitive Dark Matter Detector Prototype
The pumping system and its connection to the vessel.
A prototype liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber for the study of UV laser multi-photonic ionization
The increase of the liquid level in the vessel produces a directly proportional increase of the capacitance of the device.
A prototype liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber for the study of UV laser multi-photonic ionization
We have performed the neutron tagging efficiency measurements at SK using a test vessel as shown in Fig. 3 .
Gadolinium study for a water Cherenkov detector
The diameter and height of the vessel is 18 cm.
Gadolinium study for a water Cherenkov detector
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