\ 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

Other Words from vase

vaselike \ ˈvās-​ˌlīk How to pronounce vase (audio) , Canadian usually and US also  ˈvāz-​ ; British usually, Canadian also, and US sometimes  ˈväz-​ \ adjective

Examples of vase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Kink vase is a legitimately clever innovation and the color nicely underlines its playfulness. Dale Hrabi And Nina Molina, WSJ, 4 Aug. 2022 Following these very small cracks in the glaze of this vase has been so rewarding. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 19 July 2022 Enclosed is a picture of a 17-inch-tall glass vase with metal frame. Tribune News Service, al, 7 June 2022 Then Kasie finds an overlooked print on the inside of the vase belonging to, not Walt, but Nance, who'd sent her husband dozens of texts accusing Walt of cheating on her just prior to Emma's death. Sara Netzley,, 22 Mar. 2022 The quote ‘The most beautiful flowers get picked first’ surrounding the vase resonates with her feelings during these extremely emotional times. Lisa Boonestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 11 July 2022 For the vase: Carousel is a purple quill mum that can measure up to 4 inches across. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, 9 July 2022 The trophy given to the winner of that storied race features a portrait of Lexington standing atop the vase. Samantha Baskind, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 June 2022 This harmony is echoed in the pattern on the tablecloth, the flowers in the vase, the curtains and the chair. Washington Post, 1 June 2022 See More

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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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8 Aug 2022

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“Vase.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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\ 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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