noun \US oftenest ˈvās; Canada usually & US also ˈvāz; British usually, Canada also, & US sometimes ˈväz\

: a container that is used for holding flowers or for decoration

Full Definition of VASE

:  a usually round vessel of greater depth than width used chiefly as an ornament or for holding flowers
vase·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Origin of VASE

French, from Latin vas vessel
First Known Use: 1629

Other Household Terms

cruet, curiosity, duvet, fiasco, sham, taper, valance, whatnot
VASELIKE Defined for Kids


noun \ˈvās, ˈvāz\

Definition of VASE for Kids

:  an often round container of greater depth than width used chiefly for ornament or for flowers


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