vase

noun \ US usually ˈvās ; Canadian usually and US also ˈvāz ; British usually, Canadian also, and US sometimes ˈväz \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of vase

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

vaselike

play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

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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

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VASE Defined for English Language Learners

vase

noun

Definition of vase for English Language Learners

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


VASE Defined for Kids

vase

noun \ ˈvās , ˈvāz \

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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