bell jar

noun

: a bell-shaped usually glass vessel designed to cover objects or to contain gases or a vacuum

Illustration of bell jar

Illustration of bell jar

Examples of bell jar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many rooms center on glass cases reminiscent of bell jars, an icon of scientific objectivity. Nathan Heller, Vogue, 17 Apr. 2024 The beautiful ombre color of the glass bell jar also makes this candle a handsome addition to a Christmas mantel or holiday display. Megan Boettcher, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Nov. 2023 This best-selling Farm Apple and Pumpkin candle is also available in a 12oz jar candle, in a clear 18oz bell jar candle, and in scented wax melts. Megan Boettcher, Better Homes & Gardens, 18 Sep. 2023 For an antique vibe, use vintage flower frogs to hold photos upright, then place beneath glass cloches and bell jars. 5 Serve Pretzels as a Late-Night Snack Honor Oktoberfest with a late-night snack display of soft pretzels. Sarah Zlotnick, Country Living, 22 Aug. 2023 To easily fill, hold the cloche or bell jar upside down and fill with pumpkins. Charlyne Mattox, Country Living, 21 June 2023 But somebody had just put a bell jar between me and them, and that feeling of being free from them was profound. IEEE Spectrum, 23 May 2023 What follows is our heroine’s recounting of her gradual descent into the knowledge of the truth of her new husband: that his castle is a bell jar of evil; that she hasn’t been courted by a gentleman but preyed upon by a monster. Donal Ryan, wsj.com, 12 May 2023 There are bell jars in the middle of every table, with dollar bills stuffed in, and everybody’s speaking English. How To Save A Country, The New Republic, 20 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bell jar was in 1806

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“Bell jar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bell%20jar. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

bell jar

noun
: a bell-shaped usually glass container, designed to cover objects, hold gases, or keep a vacuum

Medical Definition

bell jar

noun
: a bell-shaped usually glass vessel designed to cover objects or to contain gases or a vacuum
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