Meaning of VESSEL in English

VESSEL

ves ‧ sel /ˈves ə l/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: vaissel , from Late Latin vascellum , from Latin vas ; ⇨ ↑ vase ]

1 . formal a ship or large boat:

a fishing vessel

2 . technical a ↑ vein in your body:

a burst blood vessel

3 . old use a container for holding liquids

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