- a pitcher with a wide spout.
- Decorative Art. a vessel having a spout and a handle, especially a tall, slender vessel with a base.
Origin of ewer
Examples from the Web for ewer
Historical Examples of ewer
Without a word Oliver turned to a side-table, where stood a metal basin and ewer.The Sea-Hawk
The bowl had scallops around the edge, and the ewer was tall and slim.A Little Girl in Old Boston
Amanda Millie Douglas
He found an ewer and basin, and his ablutions refreshed and invigorated him.The Last Of The Barons, Complete
And she knelt down with ewer and basin and a napkin to wash the feet of the poor.The Ruinous Face
A basin of similar material and design accompanied the ewer.
- a large jug or pitcher with a wide mouth
Word Origin for ewer
early 14c., from Anglo-French *ewiere, Old French eviere "water pitcher," parallel form of aiguiere (Modern French aiguière), from fem. of Latin aquarius "of or for water," from aqua "water" (see aqua-).