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English definition of “vessel”

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 vesselBoats in general

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.Containers for liquids and gases

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.People in general

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.Substances and structures in the body
(Definition of vessel from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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