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
Kiker testified the inmate who was beaten was taken into custody after throwing a vase at a judge.
For a bold arrangement, opt for a tall vase; the height of the container adds drama.
For such a long-unsolved case, the investigation is surprisingly active into the disappearance of the artworks, which include paintings, a Chinese vase and a 19th century finial of an eagle.
The tables are covered in tablecloths and each has a vase filled with faux flowers.
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.
Other works include two other works by Rembrandt, several drawings by Degas, a Chinese vase and Govaert Flinck's Landscape with an Obelisk (1638) according to the museum.
According to the News & Observer reports, Rachel Rosoff will be recognized at Enloe High School's June 14 graduation with a vase placed on stage and a moment of silence.
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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: 1629See Words from the same year
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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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