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vessel

noun [C] uk   /ˈves.əl/ us  

vessel noun [C] (SHIP)

formal a large boat or a ship: a cargo/fishing/naval/patrol/sailing/supply vessel
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vessel noun [C] (CONTAINER)

formal a curved container that is used to hold liquid: The remains of some Roman earthenware vessels were found during the dig.

vessel noun [C] (PERSON)

literary a person who has a particular quality or who is used for a particular purpose: As a young and spirited politician, he seems a worthy vessel for the nation's hopes.

vessel noun [C] (TUBE)

a tube that carries liquids such as blood through the body: A heart attack is caused by the blood vessels that supply the blood to the heart muscle getting blocked.
Translations of “vessel”
in Korean 선박…
in Arabic سَفينة…
in French récipient, vaisseau…
in Turkish gemi, tekne, kap…
in Italian natante, vascello…
in Chinese (Traditional) 輪船, 船,艦…
in Russian судно, корабль, сосуд…
in Polish jednostka (pływająca), statek, naczynie…
in Spanish recipiente, nave, buque…
in Portuguese embarcação…
in German das Gefäß/der Faß, das Schiff…
in Catalan nau…
in Japanese (大型の)船…
in Chinese (Simplified) 轮船, 船,舰…
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