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Vase 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}. [1913 Webster]

No chargers then were wrought in burnished gold, Nor silver vases took the forming mold. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

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 {drum}. [1913 Webster]

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.'' One wit has noted that "a v[aum]z is a v[=a]z that costs more than $100." --?, suggesting that the latter is considered a higher-class pronunciation. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) The calyx of a plant. [1913 Webster]


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  • drum — drum1 or drumfish [drum′fish΄drum] n. [< Du trom, akin to MLowG trumme, drum, OHG trumba, of echoic orig.] 1. a) a percussion instrument consisting of a hollow cylinder or hemisphere with a membrane stretched tightly over the end or ends,… …   English World dictionary

  • Drum — Drum, n. [Cf. D. trom, trommel, LG. trumme, G. trommel, Dan. tromme, Sw. trumma, OHG. trumba a trumpet, Icel. pruma a clap of thunder, and as a verb, to thunder, Dan. drum a booming sound, drumme to boom; prob. partly at least of imitative… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drum — Drum, v. t. 1. To execute on a drum, as a tune. [1913 Webster] 2. (With out) To expel ignominiously, with beat of drum; as, to drum out a deserter or rogue from a camp, etc. [1913 Webster] 3. (With up) To assemble by, or as by, beat of drum; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • DRUM — kann sein: der englische Begriff für „Trommel“, sowohl im geometrischen als auch im musikalischen Sinn; ein komplettes Schlagzeug wird dagegen als drums oder drumkit bezeichnet die Bildtrommel in einem Laserdrucker oder Fotokopierer der Titel… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Drum — kann sein: der englische Begriff für „Trommel“, sowohl im geometrischen als auch im musikalischen Sinn; ein komplettes Schlagzeug wird dagegen als drums oder drumkit bezeichnet die Bildtrommel in einem Laserdrucker oder Fotokopierer frühes… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • drum — ► NOUN 1) a percussion instrument with a skin stretched across a rounded frame, sounded by being struck with sticks or the hands. 2) a cylindrical object or part, especially a container. 3) a sound made by or resembling that of a drum. 4) Austral …   English terms dictionary

  • Drum — Drum, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Drummed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drumming}.] 1. To beat a drum with sticks; to beat or play a tune on a drum. [1913 Webster] 2. To beat with the fingers, as with drumsticks; to beat with a rapid succession of strokes; to make …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drum — es el penúltimo enjendro creado por Piccolo Daimaoh en el anime y manga Dragon Ball, siendo el último el propio Piccolo. Al igual que los otros esbirros de Piccolo, su nombre proviene de un instrumento musical (Drum viene del ingés, que quiere… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • drum — drəm n TYMPANIC MEMBRANE * * * (drum) membrana tympanica …   Medical dictionary

  • Drum — [dram, engl. drʌm] die; , s <aus gleichbed. engl. drum>: 1. engl. Bez. für Trommel. 2. (nur Plur.) Schlagzeug (bes. im Jazz u. in der Popmusik) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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