beaker

noun
bea·​ker | \ ˈbē-kər How to pronounce beaker (audio) \

Definition of beaker

1 : a large drinking cup that has a wide mouth and is sometimes supported on a standard
2 : a deep widemouthed thin-walled vessel usually with a lip for pouring that is used especially in science laboratories

Examples of beaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The BioScience paper draws an analogy to injecting a drop of black ink into a beaker of water. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Clustering pattern of Azteca ant colonies may be due to a Turing mechanism," 2 Jan. 2020 In one cartoon, a crabby guy is shown holding beaker of liquid. Mary Ann Grossmann, Twin Cities, "Three very different holiday gift-giving books for under $20," 7 Dec. 2019 Users just need to add the coffee grounds, add hot water and wait as coffee drips out from filter into the beaker. Alicia Kortendick, oregonlive, "Here are the best coffee makers in honor of National Coffee Day (Sept. 29)," 25 Sep. 2019 Users just need to add the coffee grounds, add hot water and wait as coffee drips out from filter into the beaker. Alicia Kortendick, al, "Here are the best coffee makers in honor of National Coffee Day," 25 Sep. 2019 Flavorists work with beakers and magnetic stir bars. Washington Post, "Inside the little-known world of flavorists, who are trying to make plant-based meat taste like the real thing," 4 Nov. 2019 There are science lab beaker graphics, cringey puns (50 Shades of Earl Grey) and trend-chasing ingredients (butterfly pea flower). Los Angeles Times, "8 boba spots in the SGV," 2 Oct. 2019 Simply pour ground coffee into the stainless steel filter, pour water to the max line in the beaker and put it in the fridge for 12-24 hours. Alicia Kortendick, oregonlive, "Here are the best coffee makers in honor of National Coffee Day (Sept. 29)," 25 Sep. 2019 Simply pour ground coffee into the stainless steel filter, pour water to the max line in the beaker and put it in the fridge for 12-24 hours. Alicia Kortendick, al, "Here are the best coffee makers in honor of National Coffee Day," 25 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of beaker

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for beaker

Middle English biker, borrowed from Old Norse bikarr, probably borrowed from a continental Germanic form akin to Old Saxon bikeri, borrowed from early Medieval Latin bicarium, variant of bacarium — more at basin

Note: As noted by the Middle English Dictionary, the modern English form probably reflects influence of Middle Dutch beker.

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“Beaker.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beaker. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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beaker

noun
How to pronounce beaker (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of beaker

: a wide glass with a lip for pouring that is used especially in chemistry for holding and measuring liquids
chiefly British : a large drinking cup with a wide opening that is typically made of plastic or metal

beaker

noun
bea·​ker | \ ˈbē-kər How to pronounce beaker (audio) \

Kids Definition of beaker

: a cup or glass with a wide mouth and usually a lip for pouring that is used especially in science laboratories for holding and measuring liquids

beaker

noun
bea·​ker | \ ˈbē-kər How to pronounce beaker (audio) \

Medical Definition of beaker

: a deep widemouthed thin-walled vessel usually with a lip for pouring that is used especially in science laboratories

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