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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.

Vase Quotations

The flower in the vase smiles, but no longer laughs.
Malcolm de Chazal

I think acting is about forgetting yourself in order to give the best of yourself. It's passing through you more than you're creating it. You're not the flower, but the vase which holds the flower.
Juliette Binoche

Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.
Derek Walcott

What Alexander Graham Bell thought up occupied less space than a flower vase. Now it's so small that I have to search all my pockets to discover I've received a spam text.
P. J. O'Rourke

Go outside! I mean, even leaves from a park are beautiful in a clear glass vase. I'd rather see that than fake anything any day.
Nate Berkus
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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
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