vas

noun
\ ˈvas How to pronounce vas (audio) \
plural vasa\ ˈvā-​zə How to pronounce vasa (audio) \

Definition of vas

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an anatomical vessel : duct
variants: or vaso-

Definition of vas- (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : vessel: such as
a : blood vessel vasomotor
b : vas deferens vasectomy
2 : vascular and vasovagal
3 : vasomotor vasoactive

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Other Words from vas

Noun

vasal \ -​zəl How to pronounce vasal (audio) \ adjective

Examples of vas in a Sentence

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In a similar vein, the Swiss designer Julie Richoz collaborated with Nouvel Studio, an artisanal glassmaker that’s also worked with EWE, on a series of prismatic vases. Diana Budds, Curbed, "4 lessons Mexican designers can teach the world," 19 Oct. 2018 Select a few blooms to trim, then have your kids place them into the bud vases along the length of your tabletop. Rachel Swalin, ELLE Decor, "How To Throw A Kid-Friendly Valentine's Day Dinner Party That's Fun And Sophisticated," 4 Feb. 2017 Cabana This newish design and tabletop shop was opened by a friend of mine and features bamboo handled cutlery, glass vases in the shape of colorful fish, blown glass oil holders, and ikat table cloths. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "La DoubleJ Designer JJ Martin Shares Her Guide to Adventuring in Italy," 26 Sep. 2018 Offer to replenish the platter of pigs in a blanket or put flowers in vases. Samantha Boardman, Marie Claire, "I Hate Social Situations—Help!," 19 Mar. 2019 More foliage—occasionally decorated with charming bird ornaments and placed in chic brass vases—brings a fresh feeling to every room. ELLE Decor, "This Holiday Party Is Anything But Traditional—And We're Obsessed," 30 Nov. 2018 Whether situated in vases throughout the home or perfectly gathered in a wedding bouquet, they’re usually destined to be tossed in the compost. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "This “Flower Framer” Will Preserve a Meaningful Bouquet Forever," 8 Oct. 2018 What did make an impression on the New Orleans designer: the basketwork vases her mother used around the house, and later filled with garden roses to place by Ms. Rufty’s bedside as a welcome home from college. Courtney Barnes, WSJ, "The Hot Collectible Vases We Can Thank Richard Nixon For," 7 Feb. 2019 The waving Maneki-neko near the door and the massive porcelain vases remain from when the space was used as her father’s Congee Village restaurant storage space. Kristen Bateman, Vogue, "Sandy Liang Opens Up Shop: The Designer’s Guide to Downtown New York," 28 May 2018

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First Known Use of vas

Noun

1651, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vas

Noun

borrowed from New Latin vās, vāsus, going back to Latin, "container, vessel," going back to Italic *wāss- of obscure origin

Combining form

New Latin, from Latin vas

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vas

noun
\ ˈvas How to pronounce vas (audio) \
plural vasa\ ˈvā-​zə How to pronounce vasa (audio) \

Medical Definition of vas

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an anatomical vessel : duct

Medical Definition of VAS (Entry 2 of 2)

visual analog scale

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