noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin vascellum, diminutive of Latin vas vase, vessel Date: 14th century 1. a. a container (as a cask, bottle, kettle, cup, or bowl) for holding something b. a person into whom some quality (as grace) is infused <
a child of light, a true vessel of the Lord — H. J. Laski
2. a watercraft bigger than a rowboat; especially ship 1 3. a. a tube or canal (as an artery) in which a body fluid is contained and conveyed or circulated b. a conducting tube in the xylem of a vascular plant formed by the fusion and loss of end walls of a series of cells

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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