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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ He supplied a magnificent ewer and rosewater basin to the company's order in 1741, richly chased with rococo ornament.
▪ The tin lead soft solder used on the ewer is very dense to X-rays and appears as white patches on the radiograph.
▪ There a servant hastened to them with water in a golden ewer which she poured over their fingers into a silver bowl.
▪ Unlike a conventional photograph, an image of both sides of the ewer is produced on the radiographic film.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Ewer \Ew"er\ ([=u]"[~e]r), n. [OF. ewer, euwier, prop. a water carrier, F. ['e]vier a washing place, sink, aigui[`e]re ewer, L. aquarius, adj., water carrying, n., a water carrier, fr. aqua water; akin to Goth. ahwa water, river, OHG. aha, G. au, aue, meadow. [root]219. Cf. Aquarium, Aquatic, Island.] A kind of wide-mouthed pitcher or jug; esp., one used to hold water for the toilet.

Basins and ewers to lave her dainty hands.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"water pitcher with a wide spout," early 14c., from Anglo-French *ewiere, Old French eviere "water pitcher," parallel form of aiguiere (Modern French aiguière), from fem. of Latin aquarius "of or for water," as a noun, "water-carrier" (see aquarium).


n. A kind of widemouthed pitcher or jug with a shape like a vase and a handle.


n. an open vessel with a handle and a spout for pouring [syn: pitcher]

Ewer (disambiguation)

A ewer is a vase-shaped pitcher.

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Usage examples of "ewer".

Next to the swan-necked silver ewer containing the coffee rested a plate of sliced fresh fruit, a keep-warm basket filled with sweetened bread, and a three-tiered dish containing colorful miniature cakelets and cookies.

Then the presents were brought him, his bason and ewer, bed and furniture set up, his scarlet cloke and apparel, with much adoe put on him, being persuaded by Namontuck they would not hurt him.

Thus as he spoke, he took us by the hand And led us, nothing loth: beneath his roof Soon as we came, he bade his slaves prepare Baths for the strangers, that, the altars nigh, Beside the lustral ewers they might stand.

When they had drained the last of the wine from the silver ewer, they began a hot argument over to whom it now belonged, but Pawl ended it.

She pours water from the ewer in her bedroom into the bowl, she washes her face with the wincing, fastidious gestures of a cat.

Powhatan and his presents of basin and ewer, bed, bedding, clothes, and such costly novelties, they had been much better well spared than so ill spent, for we had his favor and better for a plain piece of copper, till this stately kind of soliciting made him so much overvalue himself that he respected us as much as nothing at all.

Suddenly resensitized, she had seen as if for the first time the beauty of a ewer of cut glass.

A pottery ewer of water and a washbasin rested on a small stand by the bed.

The three Columban brothers ranged themselves between the Stone and the trestle table, Abbot Fingon nearest the end with the basin and ewer, all of them expectantly facing the west.

A few heads placed in an old vase, without any other flowers, are rich and characteristic, whilst on bronze figures and ewers in a dry state, and more especially on ebony or other black decorations, it may be placed with a more than floral effect.

Mage, whom Charis decided must be the High Mage of the temple, then went to the altar and removed an orichalcum ewer and approached the king, who had taken his place before the altar.

She hoisted a heavy ewer and poured fresh water into a redware bowl on a commode, that the guests might wash before dinner.

Kitty looked once at the iron beds, five along each side of the room, the stone sinks at the far end, and the buckets and ewers of water drawn from the well at the corner of the square.

The hearth light glowed on shelves and rows of pottery, of graceful wine jars, of ewers handsomely and lovingly crafted.

Lay servants and novices held washbowls, ewers of water, and linen napkins for the diners as they scrubbed and wiped their hands before taking their seats according to rank.