beaker
noun Etymology: Middle English biker, from Old Norse bikarr, probably from Old Saxon bikeri, from Medieval Latin bicarium Date: 14th century 1. a large drinking cup that has a wide mouth and is sometimes supported on a standard 2. a deep widemouthed thin-walled vessel usually with a lip for pouring that is used especially in science laboratories

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  • Beaker — Beak er (b[=e]k [ e]r), n. [OE. biker; akin to Icel. bikarr, Sw. b[ a]gare, Dan. baeger, G. becher, It. bicchiere; all fr. LL. bicarium, prob. fr. Gr. bi^kos wine jar, or perh. L. bacar wine vessel. Cf. {Pitcher} a jug.] 1. A large drinking cup,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beaker — open large mouthed vessel, mid 14c., from O.N. bikarr or M.Du. beker goblet, probably (with O.S. bikeri, O.H.G. behhari, Ger. Becher) from M.L. bicarium, which itself is probably a dim. of Gk. bikos earthenware jug, wine jar (said to be an… …   Etymology dictionary

  • beaker — ► NOUN Brit. 1) a tall plastic cup. 2) a cylindrical glass container used in laboratories. ORIGIN Old Norse …   English terms dictionary

  • Beaker — Die Muppet Show (The Muppet Show, GB/USA 1976–1981) war eine erfolgreiche Fernsehserie (Puppenspiel/Comedy) mit den Muppets von Jim Henson und Frank Oz. Die Sendung wurde in mehr als 100 Ländern ausgestrahlt. In Deutschland lief die Serie von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • beaker — /bee keuhr/, n. 1. a large drinking cup or glass with a wide mouth. 2. contents of a beaker: consuming a beaker of beer at one gulp. 3. a flat bottomed cylindrical container, usually with a pouring lip, esp. one used in a laboratory. adj. 4. (cap …   Universalium

  • beaker — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ glass, plastic ▪ a glass beaker containing an acid solution VERB + BEAKER ▪ fill, refill ▪ drain …   Collocations dictionary

  • beaker — [[t]bi͟ːkə(r)[/t]] beakers 1) N COUNT A beaker is a plastic cup used for drinking, usually one with no handle. [BRIT] 2) N COUNT A beaker is a large cup or glass. [AM] 3) N COUNT A beaker is a glass or plastic jar which is used in chemistry …   English dictionary

  • beaker — UK [ˈbiːkə(r)] / US [ˈbɪkər] noun [countable] Word forms beaker : singular beaker plural beakers 1) British a plastic cup with straight sides used for drinking 2) science a glass or plastic container with straight sides that is used in a… …   English dictionary

  • beaker — n. 1 a tall drinking vessel, usu. of plastic and tumbler shaped. 2 a lipped cylindrical glass vessel for scientific experiments. 3 archaic or literary a large drinking vessel with a wide mouth. Phrases and idioms: Beaker Folk Archaeol. a people… …   Useful english dictionary

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