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vase

VASE, n. [L. vas, vasa, a vessel.]

1. A vessel for domestic use, or for use in temples; as a vase for sacrifice, an urn, &c.

2. An ancient vessel dug out of the ground or from rubbish, and kept as a curiosity.

3. In architecture, an ornament of sculpture, placed on socles or pedestals, representing the vessels of the ancients, as incensepots, flower-pots, &c. They usually crown or finish facades or frontispieces.

4. The body of the Corinthian and Composite capital; called also the tambor or drum.

5. Among florists, the calyx of a plant, as of a tulip.

6. Among goldsmiths, the middle of a church candlestick.

7. A solid piece of ornamental marble.



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VASE, n. [L. vas, vasa, a vessel.]

1. A vessel for domestic use, or for use in temples; as a vase for sacrifice, an urn, &c.

2. An ancient vessel dug out of the ground or from rubbish, and kept as a curiosity.

3. In architecture, an ornament of sculpture, placed on socles or pedestals, representing the vessels of the ancients, as incensepots, flower-pots, &c. They usually crown or finish facades or frontispieces.

4. The body of the Corinthian and Composite capital; called also the tambor or drum.

5. Among florists, the calyx of a plant, as of a tulip.

6. Among goldsmiths, the middle of a church candlestick.

7. A solid piece of ornamental marble.

VASE, n. [Fr. from L. vas, vasa, a vessel; It. vaso.]

  1. A vessel for domestic use, or for use in temples; as, vase for sacrifice, an urn, &c.
  2. An ancient vessel dug out of the ground or from rubbish and kept as a curiosity.
  3. In architecture, an ornament of sculpture, placed on socles or pedestals, representing the vessels of the ancients, as incense-pots, flower-pots, &c. They usually crown or finish façades or frontispieces.
  4. The body of the Corinthian and Composite capital; called also the tambor or drum.
  5. Among florists, the calyx of a plant. – Cyc.
  6. Among goldsmiths, the middle of a church candlestick. – Cyc.
  7. A solid piece of ornamental marble. – Johnson.

Vase
  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.

    No chargers then were wrought in burnished gold,
    Nor silver vases took the forming mold.
    Pope.

  2. 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)
  3. The calyx of a plant.
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Vase

VASE, noun [Latin vas, vasa, a vessel.]

1. A vessel for domestic use, or for use in temples; as a vase for sacrifice, an urn, etc.

2. An ancient vessel dug out of the ground or from rubbish, and kept as a curiosity.

3. In architecture, an ornament of sculpture, placed on socles or pedestals, representing the vessels of the ancients, as incensepots, flower-pots, etc. They usually crown or finish facades or frontispieces.

4. The body of the Corinthian and Composite capital; called also the tambor or drum.

5. Among florists, the calyx of a plant, as of a tulip.

6. Among goldsmiths, the middle of a church candlestick.

7. A solid piece of ornamental marble.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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