Origin of vessel
Related Words for vesselcraft, barge, boat, liner, tanker, bottom, bucket, can, bark, steamer, tub, utensil, urn, kettle, pitcher, basin, receptacle, pot, bateau
Examples from the Web for vessel
Contemporary Examples of vessel
In CDC-speak, the problem is filed under the vessel sanitation program (VSP).A Doctor Explains Why Cruise Ships Should Be Banned
November 19, 2014
The tests in the study assumed that the ship would displace about 9690-tons; the Zumwalt is a 15,500-ton vessel.Can the Navy's $12 Billion Stealth Destroyer Stay Afloat?
October 22, 2014
Local mechanics pitched in to help mend the craft, but weeks into setting off the repairs wore thin and the vessel sprung a leak.
His vessel, named “Never Give Up,” was damaged during transportation.
Within a matter of hours, the vessel that Mooney had crafted began to sink.
Historical Examples of vessel
If he had been picked up by any vessel I suppose he would have written.
He was already a mile distant from the vessel when Captain Haley came on deck.
Bates touched his hat, for he judged this was the captain of the vessel he had seen.
Made at once for the vessel, and, on reaching her, found all well and glad to see us.Explorations in Australia
The vessel might hold together till morning, but who could tell?Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Word Origin for vessel
c.1300, "container," from Old French vessel (French vaisseau) from Latin vascellum "small vase or urn," also "a ship," diminutive of vasculum, itself a diminutive of vas "vessel." Sense of "ship, boat" is found in English c.1300. "The association between hollow utensils and boats appears in all languages" [Weekley]. Meaning "canal or duct of the body" (especially for carrying blood) is attested from late 14c.