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Definition of Vase


  1. A vessel adapted for various domestic purposes, and anciently for sacrificial uses; especially, a vessel of antique or elegant pattern used for ornament; as, a porcelain vase; a gold vase; a Grecian vase. See Illust. of Portland vase, under Portland.
  2. A vessel similar to that described in the first definition above, or the representation of one in a solid block of stone, or the like, used for an ornament, as on a terrace or in a garden. See Illust. of Niche.
  3. The body, or naked ground, of the Corinthian and Composite capital; -- called also tambour, and drum.
  4. The calyx of a plant.
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Vase Translations

vase in Danish is beholder
vase in Dutch is vaas, vat, pot, pul
vase in Finnish is astia
vase in German is Vase
vase in Italian is vaso, vaso da fiori
vase in Portuguese is vaso
vase in Swedish is vas