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Definition of Vessels
VesselVessel Ves"sel, n. [OF. vessel, veissel, vaissel, vaissiel, F.
vascellum, dim. of vasculum, dim. of vas a vessel. Cf.
1. A hollow or concave utensil for holding anything; a hollow
receptacle of any kind, as a hogshead, a barrel, a firkin,
a bottle, a kettle, a cup, a bowl, etc.
[They drank] out of these noble vessels. --Chaucer.
2. A general name for any hollow structure made to float upon
the water for purposes of navigation; especially, one that
is larger than a common rowboat; as, a war vessel; a
[He] began to build a vessel of huge bulk. --Milton.
3. Fig.: A person regarded as receiving or containing
something; esp. (Script.), one into whom something is
conceived as poured, or in whom something is stored for
use; as, vessels of wrath or mercy.
He is a chosen vessel unto me. --Acts ix. 15.
[The serpent] fit vessel, fittest imp of fraud, in
whom To enter. --Milton.
4. (Anat.) Any tube or canal in which the blood or other
fluids are contained, secreted, or circulated, as the
arteries, veins, lymphatics, etc.
5. (Bot.) A continuous tube formed from superposed large
cylindrical or prismatic cells (trache[ae]), which have
lost their intervening partitions, and are usually marked
with dots, pits, rings, or spirals by internal deposition
of secondary membranes; a duct.
Acoustic vessels. See under Acoustic.
Weaker vessel, a woman; -- now applied humorously. ``Giving
honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel.' --1
Peter iii. 7. ``You are the weaker vessel.' --Shak.
Vessel Ves"sel, v. t.
To put into a vessel. [Obs.] --Bacon.
vesselMortar Mor"tar, n. [OE. morter, AS. mort[=e]re, L. mortarium:
cf. F. mortier mortar. Cf. sense 2 (below), also 2d Mortar,
1. A strong vessel, commonly in form of an inverted bell, in
which substances are pounded or rubbed with a pestle.
2. [F. mortier, fr. L. mortarium mortar (for trituarating).]
(Mil.) A short piece of ordnance, used for throwing bombs,
carcasses, shells, etc., at high angles of elevation, as
45[deg], and even higher; -- so named from its resemblance
in shape to the utensil above described.
Mortar bed (Mil.), a framework of wood and iron, suitably
hollowed out to receive the breech and trunnions of a
Mortar boat or vessel (Naut.), a boat strongly built and
adapted to carrying a mortar or mortars for bombarding; a
Mortar piece, a mortar. [Obs.] --Shak. vesselPacket Pack"et, n. [F. paquet, dim. fr. LL. paccus, from the
same source as E. pack. See Pack.]
1. A small pack or package; a little bundle or parcel; as, a
packet of letters. --Shak.
2. Originally, a vessel employed by government to convey
dispatches or mails; hence, a vessel employed in conveying
dispatches, mails, passengers, and goods, and having fixed
days of sailing; a mail boat.
Packet boat, ship, or vessel. See Packet, n., 2.
Packet day, the day for mailing letters to go by packet; or
the sailing day.
Packet note or post. See under Paper.
Meaning of Vessels from wikipedia
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- The blood vessels
are the components
of the circulatory system
that transports blood throughout
body. These vessels transport blood
- pressure vessels
(U-stamp). The nameplate makes
the vessel traceable
an ASME Code vessel
. The earliest
of pressure vessels
of 3.5 million vessels
for 75 percent
of the global
fleet. In Africa
and North America
the estimated number
of vessels declined
- The lymphatic vessels
(or lymph vessels
or lymphatics) are thin-walled vessels
like blood vessels
, that carry
lymph. As part of the...
- storage areas
for ammunition. Early
with two masts. They were awkward vessels
to handle, in part because
- Great vessels
are the large vessels
that bring blood
to and from the heart. These
vena cava Inferior
vena cava Pulmonary arteries
- Umbilical vessels
artery, one of a pair of blood vessels
that supply deoxygenated blood
to the placenta
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