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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vessel  \Ves"sel\,  n.  [OF.  vessel,  veissel,  vaissel  vaissiel  F. 
  vascellum  dim.  of  vasculum,  dim.  of  vas  a  vessel.  Cf 
  {Vascular},  {Vase}.] 
  1.  A  hollow  or  concave  utensil  for  holding  anything  a  hollow 
  receptacle  of  any  kind  as  a  hogshead,  a  barrel,  a  firkin, 
  a  bottle,  a  kettle,  a  cup,  a  bowl,  etc 
  [They  drank]  out  of  these  noble  vessels.  --Chaucer. 
  2.  A  general  name  for  any  hollow  structure  made  to  float  upon 
  the  water  for  purposes  of  navigation;  especially,  one  that 
  is  larger  than  a  common  rowboat;  as  a  war  vessel;  a 
  passenger  vessel. 
  [He]  began  to  build  a  vessel  of  huge  bulk.  --Milton. 
  3.  Fig.:  A  person  regarded  as  receiving  or  containing 
  something  esp.  (Script.),  one  into  whom  something  is 
  conceived  as  poured,  or  in  whom  something  is  stored  for 
  use  as  vessels  of  wrath  or  mercy. 
  He  is  a  chosen  vessel  unto  me  --Acts  ix  15. 
  [The  serpent]  fit  vessel,  fittest  imp  of  fraud,  in 
  whom  To  enter  --Milton. 
  4.  (Anat.)  Any  tube  or  canal  in  which  the  blood  or  other 
  fluids  are  contained,  secreted,  or  circulated,  as  the 
  arteries,  veins,  lymphatics  etc 
  5.  (Bot.)  A  continuous  tube  formed  from  superposed  large 
  cylindrical  or  prismatic  cells  (trache[ae]),  which  have 
  lost  their  intervening  partitions,  and  are  usually  marked 
  with  dots,  pits,  rings,  or  spirals  by  internal  deposition 
  of  secondary  membranes;  a  duct. 
  {Acoustic  vessels}.  See  under  {Acoustic}. 
  {Weaker  vessel},  a  woman;  --  now  applied  humorously.  ``Giving 
  honor  unto  the  wife,  as  unto  the  weaker  vessel.''  --1 
  Peter  iii.  7.  ``You  are  the  weaker  vessel.''  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vessel  \Ves"sel\,  v.  t. 
  To  put  into  a  vessel.  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mortar  \Mor"tar\,  n.  [OE.  morter,  AS  mort[=e]re,  L.  mortarium: 
  cf  F.  mortier  mortar.  Cf  sense  2  (below),  also  2d  {Mortar}, 
  {Martel},  {Morter}.] 
  1.  A  strong  vessel,  commonly  in  form  of  an  inverted  bell,  in 
  which  substances  are  pounded  or  rubbed  with  a  pestle. 
  2.  [F.  mortier  fr  L.  mortarium  mortar  (for  trituarating).] 
  (Mil.)  A  short  piece  of  ordnance,  used  for  throwing  bombs, 
  carcasses,  shells,  etc.,  at  high  angles  of  elevation,  as 
  45[deg],  and  even  higher;  --  so  named  from  its  resemblance 
  in  shape  to  the  utensil  above  described. 
  {Mortar  bed}  (Mil.),  a  framework  of  wood  and  iron,  suitably 
  hollowed  out  to  receive  the  breech  and  trunnions  of  a 
  {Mortar  boat}  or  {vessel}  (Naut.),  a  boat  strongly  built  and 
  adapted  to  carrying  a  mortar  or  mortars  for  bombarding;  a 
  bomb  ketch. 
  {Mortar  piece},  a  mortar.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Packet  \Pack"et\,  n.  [F.  paquet,  dim.  fr  LL  paccus,  from  the 
  same  source  as  E.  pack.  See  {Pack}.] 
  1.  A  small  pack  or  package;  a  little  bundle  or  parcel;  as  a 
  packet  of  letters.  --Shak. 
  2.  Originally,  a  vessel  employed  by  government  to  convey 
  dispatches  or  mails;  hence  a  vessel  employed  in  conveying 
  dispatches,  mails,  passengers,  and  goods,  and  having  fixed 
  days  of  sailing;  a  mail  boat. 
  {Packet  boat},  {ship},  or  {vessel}.  See  {Packet},  n.,  2. 
  {Packet  day},  the  day  for  mailing  letters  to  go  by  packet;  or 
  the  sailing  day 
  {Packet  note}  or  {post}.  See  under  {Paper}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  tube  in  which  a  body  fluid  circulates  [syn:  {vas}] 
  2:  a  craft  designed  for  water  transportation  [syn:  {watercraft}] 
  3:  an  object  used  as  a  container  (especially  for  liquids) 

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