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Meaning of VASE

Pronunciation:  veys

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an open jar of glass or porcelain used as an ornament or to hold flowers

VASE is a 4 letter word that starts with V.


 See Also: jar, urn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Vase\ (v[=a]s or v[aum]z; 277), n. [F. vase; cf. Sp. & It.
vaso; fr. L. vas, vasum. Cf. {Vascular}, {Vessel}.]
1. A vessel adapted for various domestic purposes, and
   anciently for sacrificial uses; especially, a vessel of
   antique or elegant pattern used for ornament; as, a
   porcelain vase; a gold vase; a Grecian vase. See Illust.
   of {Portland vase}, under {Portland}.

         No chargers then were wrought in burnished gold, Nor
         silver vases took the forming mold.   --Pope.

2. (Arch.)
   (a) A vessel similar to that described in the first
       definition above, or the representation of one in a
       solid block of stone, or the like, used for an
       ornament, as on a terrace or in a garden. See Illust.
       of {Niche}.
   (b) The body, or naked ground, of the Corinthian and
       Composite capital; -- called also {tambour}, and

Note: Until the time of Walker (1791), vase was made to rhyme
      with base,, case, etc., and it is still commonly so
      pronounced in the United States. Walker made it to
      rhyme with phrase, maze, etc. Of modern English
      practice, Mr. A. J. Ellis (1874) says: ``Vase has four
      pronunciations in English: v[add]z, which I most
      commonly say, is going out of use, v["a]z I hear most
      frequently, v[=a]z very rarely, and v[=a]s I only know
      from Cull's marking. On the analogy of case, however,
      it should be the regular sound.''

3. (Bot.) The calyx of a plant.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you receive a vase as a gift means attainment of your heart's desires. You are open to criticism or suggestions.