• WordNet 3.6
    • n carafe a bottle with a stopper; for serving wine or water
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Carafe A glass water bottle for the table or toilet; -- called also croft.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n carafe A glass water-bottle or decanter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Carafe ka-raf′ a water-bottle for the table
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. carafe, prob. from Ar. gharafa, to draw water.


In literature:

Wine is served to him in carafes of crystal.
"Roumania Past and Present" by James Samuelson
He raised his glass of port over a carafe of water.
"The King's Men" by Robert Grant, John Boyle O'Reilly, J. S. Dale, and John T. Wheelwright
Then he reached the water carafe and set it beside them.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
There was a carafe of water and a glass, the Marquess's ring and his watch and chain on the table.
"The Woman's Way" by Charles Garvice
From the waiter he ordered raisin bread, sweet butter, caviar and a carafe of vodka.
"Revolution" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Near the foot of the bed was a small square table, on which stood a dish of oranges and a carafe of water.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 30, June 1893" by Various
A small, shaded lamp stood upon the table they had gathered round, and the light sparkled on delicate green glasses and a carafe of wine.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
She heard the crash of the water carafe on the floor.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
On the table a carafe with liquor and glasses.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905" by Various
There are carafes with cups to match, pipes, whistles, and animals in clay and little dishes of every description.
"Under the Southern Cross" by Elizabeth Robins

In news:

Bottles unaccompanied by carafes of orange juice and cranberry.
Readers' Choice: READERS' CHOICE: La Carafe .
PET beverage carafe creates differentiation for premium products.
Graham Packaging is launching a new stock 59-ounce polyethylene terephthalate (PET) carafe designed to help brand owners create a differentiated shelf-presence for a wide variety of premium beverages.
The carafe targets ambient or cold-filled drinks such as juices, teas, lemonades, fruit punches, etc.
Integral to the Rabbit's masterful cooling process is its bullet-shaped, stainless steel ice chamber, which hangs from the carafe 's top and extends in the middle down to near the base.
Pascal Sauton, the long-time chef at Carafe , is no longer with the bistro he opened near Keller Auditorium more than seven years ago.
La Carafe or Warren's, Warren's or La Carafe .
One day after the EPD arrested an alleged Occupy Eureka protester for stealing a carafe of cream from Starbucks, things take a turn for the worse.
The sleek carafe-shaped container also offers "gripability," excellent hand feel, and pouring ease.
Get the Croque Madam and get a carafe of wine.
Compotier, Carafe and Open Book.
8- to 14-cup drip coffeemakers with carafe.
You can't get them by the glass, but larger portions (carafes and bottles) range from $7 to $195.
Tucson's Armitage Wine Lounge & Café has an extensive wine list, weekly tastings, and offers flights with miniature carafes every day.