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vessel

ves·sel

vessel

 
pronunciation:
ve sl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a hollow container for liquids.
This ancient jar is a vessel for olive oil.
 
synonyms:
container, receptacle, tank, vat
similar words:
barrel, basin, bottle, bowl, jar, jug, pail, pitcher, tub, urn, utensil
definition 2: a large boat or ship.
We traveled on a sailing vessel.
synonyms:
boat, ship, steamship
similar words:
barge, craft, freighter, liner
definition 3: one of the small tubes that carry blood and other fluids throughout the body.
Veins and arteries are vessels.
synonyms:
blood vessel
similar words:
artery, capillary, vein
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