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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ewer  \Ew"er\,  n.  [OF.  ewer,  euwier  prop.  a  water  carrier,  F. 
  ['e]vier  a  washing  place  sink,  aigui[`e]re  ewer,  L. 
  aquarius,  adj.,  water  carrying,  n.,  a  water  carrier,  fr  aqua 
  water;  akin  to  Goth.  ahwa  water,  river,  OHG,  aha,  G.  au  aue, 
  meadow.  [root]219.  Cf  {Aquarium},  {Aquatic},  {Island}.] 
  A  kind  of  widemouthed  pitcher  or  jug;  esp.,  one  used  to  hold 
  water  for  the  toilet. 
 
  Basins  and  ewers  to  lave  her  dainty  hands.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ewer 
  n  :  an  open  vessel  with  a  handle  and  a  spout  for  pouring  [syn:  {pitcher}] 




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