Meaning of VESSEL in English


■ noun

1》 a ship or large boat.

2》 a hollow container used to hold liquid.

3》 Anatomy & Zoology a duct or canal conveying blood or other fluid.

↘ Botany any of the tubular structures in the vascular system of a plant, serving to conduct water and nutrients from the root.

4》 (in or after biblical use) a person regarded as embodying a particular quality: she was inherently the weaker ~.


ME: from Anglo-Norman Fr. ~(e) , from late L. vascellum , dimin. of vas '~'.

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