Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “vessel”

See all translations

vessel

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈvesəl/
SHIP formal a ship or large boatBoats and sailing craftPassenger, cargo and military ships
CONTAINER old-fashioned a container for liquids →  See also blood vessel Containers for liquids and gases
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…
(Definition of vessel from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “vessel”

Definitions of “vessel” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

guru

a religious leader or teacher in the Hindu or Sikh religion

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More