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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a glass bottle/bowl/vase etc
▪ Glass bottles can be recycled very easily.
a vase of flowers
▪ On the table was a vase of flowers.
▪ Charleston photo album; notebook; yellow glass vase.
▪ Flowers in water, in a glass vase on top of that, would make money hard to get to.
▪ Browning went into the garden and picked a rose and put it in a little glass vase.
▪ I bought a round, heavy-rimmed clear glass vase, which looked good on the heavy round glass.
▪ Then she produced a large green glass vase, which she attached to the closed orifice of the net.
▪ Both pictures depict a glass vase set on a stone plinth with variegated tulips, daffodils, irises and other flowers.
▪ From about the time of the invention of red-figure some black-figure vases are given a white slip covering the orange clay.
▪ I lifted the vase between my thumb and forefinger.
▪ It has a smell to it, that word -- musky and oppressive, like dead flowers in a vase.
▪ It is usually used in conjunction with a garden, vase or prayer-rug design.
▪ On the table in front of the sofa was a vase holding four pink roses, the blooms in various stages of uncurled perfection.
▪ The same sum secured a 15-inch De Morgan Persian-style vase in the recent sale.
▪ Tornadoes that spun across the blue sky like vases thrown on some mad potter's wheel.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Receptacle \Re*cep"ta*cle\ (r[-e]*s[e^]p"t[.a]*k'l), n. [F. r['e]ceptacle, L. receptaculum, fr. receptare, v. intens. fr. recipere to receive. See Receive.]

  1. That which serves, or is used, for receiving and containing something, as for examople, a basket, a vase, a bag, a reservoir; a repository.

    O sacred receptacle of my joys!

  2. (Bot.)

    1. The apex of the flower stalk, from which the organs of the flower grow, or into which they are inserted. See Illust. of Flower, and Ovary.

    2. The dilated apex of a pedicel which serves as a common support to a head of flowers.

    3. An intercellular cavity containing oil or resin or other matters.

    4. A special branch which bears the fructification in many cryptogamous plants.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., from Old French vas, vase "receptacle, container," from Latin vas (plural vasa) "container, vessel." American English preserves the original English pronunciation (Swift rhymes it with face, Byron with place and grace), while British English shifted mid-19c. to preference for a pronunciation that rhymes with bras.


n. A container used mainly for displaying fresh, dried, or artificial flowers.


n. an open jar of glass or porcelain used as an ornament or to hold flowers


Vaše is a settlement on the right bank of the Sora River just before its confluence with the Sava River at Medvode in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.


Väse is a locality situated in Karlstad Municipality, Värmland County, Sweden with 494 inhabitants in 2010.

Usage examples of "vase".

The sky had turned crimson and saffron in the east, and the deep midnight blue Dasaratha had seen from the akasa chamber had turned to a lighter blue, the exact blue shade of the white-and-blue china vase he had been gifted with by the Greek envoy just last week.

Fortunately, elves fill their rooms with furniture and vases and flowers and birdcages, so we were well-concealed, although I had to peer through the leaves of a palm and Alake was eye-to-eye with a singing phurah bird.

In many cases the vases are bicolour, the body being of a fine smooth red, polished with a stone, while the neck and base are of an intense black, the surface of which is even more shining than that of the red part.

In their place wafted cream-colored curtains of caffoy or lace, chairs and sofas done in satins and tapestry, and live plants in pots, along with freshly cut flowers in crystal vases.

This party consisted of some of the authorities of the city and some porters, bearing on a slab of verd antique a magnificent cinerary vase, that was about to be placed in the Campo.

They painted or carved the walls with descriptive and symbolic scenes, and crowded their interiors with sarcophagi, cinerary urns, vases, goblets, mirrors, and a thousand other articles covered with paintings and sculptures rich in information of their authors.

He too bent curious interested eyes upon the absorbed and searching face of his strange applicant as he placed pencils, canvas and brushes before her, and directed her to look for a model to the simple vase that stood opposite or to the bust of Clyte that was beside her.

He identified an undecorated blue glass bottle, a clear vase blown on to a mould of a many-petalled rose, and an over-heated piece of cloudy glass that Tris had taken from the cullet, or junk glass, barrel.

It was the fragment of a vase, the half of a cylix, on which an orange goddess stood with uplifted spear.

Magazines, a crystal ashtray, several art deco bowls and a flower vase were strewn over the dhurrie rug.

Sometimes, if she did not choose, they came stumbling down the steep stairs of Doubtance with a scratched arm or the graze of a thrown vase on one cheek.

At the same time a torrent of lava, bursting from the new summit, poured out in long cascades, like water escaping from a vase too full, and a thousand tongues of fire crept over the sides of the volcano.

At his head and feet burnt lamps, and by his side were placed several of the beautiful painted vases that I have described, which were perhaps supposed to be full of provisions.

Each boot had concealed a vase holding an abundant bouquet of gerbera daisies.

The counter is made of zinc and there are cobalt-blue vases with yellow gerbera daisies in them.