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vessel

ves·sel

vessel

 
 
pronunciation:
ve sl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a hollow device used as receptacle, esp. for liquids; container.
 
synonyms:
container, receptacle, reservoir, tank, vat
similar words:
barrel, basin, bottle, bowl, cistern, crock, jar, jug, pail, pitcher, tub, urn, utensil
definition 2: a structure designed for traveling on water; large boat; ship.
synonyms:
boat, ship, steamship
similar words:
barge, craft, freighter, liner, scow, steamer, tanker, trawler
definition 3: one of the many small, tube-shaped structures through which blood and other bodily fluids are carried; artery; vein.
synonyms:
blood vessel
similar words:
artery, capillary, vein
definition 4: one who is considered to hold a certain quality or trait.
She is a vessel of joy.
synonyms:
font, mine, repository, well
similar words:
carrier, gold mine, picture, reservoir, vehicle
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