Origin of vase
Examples from the Web for vase
Other days we bring replacement flowers and a new stuffed animal, which my wife ties to the vase to keep it in place.
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|DAILY BEAST
The tilt of orange lilies in a vase or the diamond patterns of playing cards are now subject to the critical eye of the art world.
We have a goldfish named Bubble Bath who swims in a vase on the kitchen counter.Life With 6 Kids, 20 Finches, and a Franken-tortoise|Laura Bennett|October 9, 2008|DAILY BEAST
He took a flower from a vase, and put it into the hand that was cold.The Arena|Various
Hitherto it has stood in a Chinese vase beneath the stairs and has seemed a listless creature.Chimney-Pot Papers|Charles S. Brooks
She herself changes the water in the vase which holds the cornflowers.The Old House and Other Tales|Feodor Sologub
So may have looked afrites or the shapes metamorphosed from the vapour of the fisherman's vase.Roads of Destiny|O. Henry
The Caterpillars are going round and round on the ledge at the top of the vase.Insect Adventures|J. Henri Fabre
British Dictionary definitions for vase
Word Origin for vase
Word Origin and History for vase
late 14c., from Middle French vase, from Latin vas "container, vessel." American English preserves the original English pronunciation (Swift rhymes it with face, Byron with place and grace), while British English shifted mid-19c. to preference for a pronunciation that rhymes with bras.