a vessel, as of glass, porcelain, earthenware, or metal, usually higher than it is wide, used chiefly to hold cut flowers or for decoration.
- vaselike, adjective
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How to use vase in a sentence
An art history book is shown amid a stack of books, alongside a vase of fresh flowers and a ceramic figurine of a stout, reclining man who looks relaxed and content.Alibaba shares jump on Jack Ma’s first appearance in 3 months | Rita Liao | January 20, 2021 | TechCrunch
The manufacturer suggests the shelf can be used for plants or vases of cut flowers to add to the decor of a home.
For vases and other glass items, stuff them with plenty of cushioning, both inside and out.Mailing gifts this year? Here are tips from the pros on how to box up your items properly. | Jura Koncius | December 3, 2020 | Washington Post
Bezos sat in front of a large bookshelf, complete with vases.Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs clash with Congress in pre-election showdown | Tony Romm, Rachel Lerman, Cat Zakrzewski, Heather Kelly, Elizabeth Dwoskin | October 28, 2020 | Washington Post
Also included is twine rope to help hang each vase from planter hooks.
The modest eating area has more than a dozen tables, each punctuated by a small porcelain vase with a plastic flower poking out.The Secret Soviet Power Bunker—in Latvia, a Hiding Place for the Elite | Brandon Presser | September 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Other days we bring replacement flowers and a new stuffed animal, which my wife ties to the vase to keep it in place.
Never mind that the Tribune props him up like a Ming vase now.The Stacks: John Schulian’s Classic Profile of Newspaper Columnist Mike Royko | John Schulian | January 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I could see the vase on her dresser, one of the thin glass globes, I imagined, that come free with flower arrangements.Daddy, How Come You’re Always Broke? Benjamin Anastas’s ‘Too Good to Be True’ | Benjamin Anastas | October 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Throwing Louis C.K. out in the cold with Daniel Tosh is like tossing a Ming vase out with the old Tupperware.Louis C.K. on Daniel Tosh’s Rape Joke: Are Comedy and Feminism Enemies? | Jennifer L. Pozner | July 18, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
In a sweeping passion she seized a glass vase from the table and flung it upon the tiles of the hearth.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
As she fills each vase she takes it to its place, steps back to consider the effect, and returns to fill the next one.First Plays | A. A. Milne
In the centre of this table stood a tawdry Japanese vase, worth, perhaps, five or six shillings.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
We were shown how the bowl or vase was burned, shrinking to nearly half its size in the process.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
Henry knew it was exactly the same white puffball that he had noticed in Violet's vase that very morning.The Box-Car Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
British Dictionary definitions for vase
a vessel used as an ornament or for holding cut flowers
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