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noun ew·er \ˈyü-ər, ˈyu̇-ər\

Simple Definition of ewer

  • : a type of pitcher or jug that is shaped like a vase and that was used in the past for holding water

Full Definition of ewer

  1. :  a vase-shaped pitcher or jug

Examples of ewer

  1. <a silver ewer in the elaborately ornamented style favored by the Victorians>



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Origin of ewer

Middle English, from Anglo-French ewer, ewier, from Latin aquarium water source, neuter of aquarius of water, from aqua water — more at island


First Known Use: 14th century

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