Meaning of VESSEL in English

VESSEL

noun

1 ship/boat

ADJECTIVE

▪ stranded , stricken

▪ seaworthy

▪ sailing , steam

▪ ocean-going , seagoing

▪ fishing

▪ cargo , commercial , container , freight ( esp. BrE ), merchant

▪ naval

▪ escort , patrol , supply , support , survey , transport

▪ passenger

▪ research

▪ foreign

▪ enemy

▪ high-speed

VERB + VESSEL

▪ operate

He was accused of operating the ~ while drunk.

▪ register

The ~ was registered in Bermuda.

▪ charter

▪ steer

▪ anchor , berth ( BrE ), moor

▪ sink

▪ refloat

A salvage team failed to refloat the ~.

▪ intercept , seize

The Navy seized any ~ caught trading with the enemy.

▪ board

Police boarded and searched the ~.

▪ ram

The captain of the boat was accused of ramming a patrol ~.

▪ attack

VESSEL + VERB

▪ be afloat

It was one of the largest ~s afloat.

▪ sail

The damaged ~ sailed on for another 50 miles.

▪ be bound for sth

a French ~ bound for Nigeria

▪ enter sth

The ~ finally entered port after thirty days at sea.

▪ leave sth

▪ carry sb/sth

The ~ carried a crew of 130.

▪ go aground , run aground , sink

The ~ flooded and began to sink.

PREPOSITION

▪ aboard a/the ~

They managed to haul the survivors aboard the ~.

▪ alongside a/the ~

A rescue boat managed to come alongside the crippled ~.

▪ on a/the ~ , on board a/the ~

A fire broke out on board the ~.

2 container for liquids

ADJECTIVE

▪ drinking

▪ empty

It is a scientific fact that empty ~s make the most noise.

▪ ritual , sacred

ancient bronze ritual ~s

▪ bronze , ceramic , glass , pottery , wooden , etc.

VERB + VESSEL

▪ fill

VESSEL + VERB

▪ contain sth ⇨ See also ↑ blood vessel

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