Definition of vase
: a usually round vessel of greater depth than width used chiefly as an ornament or for holding flowers
vaselikeplay \-ˌlīk\ adjective
Recent Examples of vase from the Web
Teardrop white ceramic bud vase, 5 inches, $4, jamaligarden.com.
Tacked to the nurse’s board next to his bed is a photo of his two children hugging him after a victory, and a bouquet of red and white flowers with checkered flags in the vase stands on a table nearby.
At the first evaluation, the exhibitor of the oldest vase receives 2 extra points.
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Origin and Etymology of vase
borrowed from French, going back to Middle French, borrowed from Latin vās “container, vessel,” going back to Italic *wāss- of obscure origin
First Known Use: 1629
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Definition of vase for English Language Learners
: a container that is used for holding flowers or for decoration
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Definition of vase for Students
: an often round container of greater depth than width used chiefly for ornament or for flowers
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