Meaning of VESSEL in English

VESSEL

/ ˈvesl; NAmE / noun

1.

( formal ) a large ship or boat :

ocean-going vessels

2.

( old use or technical ) a container used for holding liquids, such as a bowl, cup, etc. :

a Bronze Age drinking vessel

3.

a tube that carries blood through the body of a person or an animal, or liquid through the parts of a plant

—see also blood vessel

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English : from Anglo-Norman French vessel(e) , from late Latin vascellum , diminutive of vas vessel.

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