Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) an open jar of glass or porcelain used as an ornament or to hold flowers

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Alternate forms of Vase

Hyponyms: urn

Hypernyms: jar

Origin of the word Vase

  1. 1563, from M.Fr. vase, from L. vas "container, vessel." Amer.Eng. preserves the original Eng. pronunciation (Swift rhymes it with face, Byron with place and grace), while British Eng. shifted mid-19c. to preference for a pronunciation that rhymes with bras. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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