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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

You do Batman right, and he's going to be popular. He's a great character. I was once asked by somebody if writing 'Batman' was like holding a Ming vase or something. And I said, 'No, it's like holding a big-ass diamond that you can't break. You can throw him against the ceiling, against the floor, anywhere, and you just can't break Batman.'
Frank Miller

You can only mend the vase so many times before you have to chuck it away.
Christine McVie

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

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
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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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