vase

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noun \US usually ˈvās; Canadian usually and US also ˈvāz; British usually, Canadian also, and US sometimes ˈväz\

Definition of vase

  1. :  a usually round vessel of greater depth than width used chiefly as an ornament or for holding flowers

vaselike

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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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VASE Defined for English Language Learners

vase

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noun \US usually ˈvās; Canadian usually and US also ˈvāz; British usually, Canadian also, and US sometimes ˈväz\

Definition of vase for English Language Learners

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


VASE Defined for Kids

vase

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noun \ˈvās, ˈvāz\

Definition of vase for Students

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



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