vase

noun
\ US usually ˈvās How to pronounce vase (audio) ; Canadian usually and US also ˈvāz How to pronounce vase (audio) ; British usually, Canadian also, and US sometimes ˈväz How to pronounce vase (audio) \

Definition of vase

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

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Other Words from vase

vaselike \ -​ˌlīk How to pronounce vaselike (audio) \ adjective

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Rozelle drew up five possible alignments and dropped a tag for each into the vase (similar to the one pictured), leaving the teams’ rivalries and travel schedules up to chance—or, rather, Elkjer’s hand. SI.com, "A History of Football in 100 Objects," 28 Aug. 2019 The only other furniture in the room was a small table, covered in a white tablecloth and decorated with a vase of plastic flowers, and an empty office trash can. Summer Block, Longreads, "Better Late," 23 Aug. 2019 Achatz had nice things to say about most of the contestants’ offerings, but singled out Georgia creeler Dorian Hunter’s lime olive oil cake with whipped cream icing in a spherical vase. Tracy Swartz, chicagotribune.com, "Grant Achatz guest judges ‘MasterChef,’ and the challenge winner is a surprise pick," 13 Aug. 2019 Ballard Designs offers Sunbrella fabric by the yard with a pretty lemon-and-leaf print that would be great on patio pillows or cushions; there are faux lemon branches here as well, to tuck in a vase or basket. Kim Cook, Houston Chronicle, "Hello, yellow! Home decor’s upbeat hue should be used right," 12 July 2019 Jeanette Ruffalo won the chance to drop by Lordz Flowers in Montrose for free flowers to put in her vase. Glendale News-Press, "On the Town: National Night Out brings Glendale community together," 12 Aug. 2019 The study gave college-aged women a fresh vase of roses for their dorm rooms, and the results included the subjects feeling more relaxed and stress-free than before. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Research Says Having Fresh Flowers in Your Home Can Actually Reduce Levels of Pain," 17 May 2019 Ballard Designs offers Sunbrella fabric by the yard with a pretty lemon-and-leaf print that would be great on patio pillows or cushions; there are faux lemon branches here as well, to tuck in a vase or basket. Kim Cook, Houston Chronicle, "Hello, yellow! Home decor’s upbeat hue should be used right," 12 July 2019 Then, each goes through a process of digital enhancement — the subtraction of eyes and ears, the addition of clip-art slogans and logos, maybe a vintage banner in the background or a vase of flowers in the foreground. Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Know, "At Leon Gallery, the allure and danger of our Instagram lives," 4 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of vase

1629, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of vase

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

vase

noun
\ ˈvās How to pronounce vase (audio) , ˈvāz\

Kids Definition of vase

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

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