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Vessel appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

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  • Won’t fir dales sever it, net it or rot it? – entire vessel adrift now.
  • Set agenda or bases send as nine vessel pilots do not answer crews NATO nods to, lipless even in sadnesses a broad negates.
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The word vessel is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun vessel

What does vessel mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: vessels

  1. a tube in which a body fluid circulates
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • synonym of vessel: vas
    • more generic terms: tube / tube-shaped structure = any hollow cylindrical body structure
    • more specific term: blood vessel = a vessel in which blood circulates
    • part of: vascular system = the vessels and tissue that carry or circulate fluids such as blood or lymph or sap through the body of an animal or plant
  2. a craft designed for water transportation
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of vessel: watercraft
    • more generic word: craft = a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space
    • more specific terms:
      • bareboat = a vessel (such as a yacht) that can be chartered without a captain or crew or provisions
      • boat = a small vessel for travel on water
      • fishing vessel / fishing smack / fishing boat = a vessel for fishing
      • galley = a crescent-shaped seagoing vessel propelled by oars
      • galley = a large medieval vessel with a single deck propelled by sails and oars with guns at stern and prow; a complement of 1,000 men
      • ice yacht / iceboat / scooter = a sailing vessel with runners and a cross-shaped frame
      • patrol boat / patrol ship = a vessel assigned to patrol an area
      • sailing vessel / sailing ship = a vessel that is powered by the wind
      • ship = a vessel that carries passengers or freight
      • shrimper = a vessel engaged in shrimping
      • weather ship = an oceangoing vessel equipped to make meteorological observations
      • racing yacht / yacht = an expensive vessel propelled by sail or power and used for cruising or racing
    • instances:
      • Merrimac = an ironclad vessel built by the Confederate forces in the hope of breaking the blockade imposed by the North
      • Monitor = an ironclad vessel built by Federal forces to do battle with the Merrimac
    • parts:
      • ground tackle / anchor = a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
      • bilge = where the sides of the vessel curve in to form the bottom
      • bilge keel = either of two lengthwise fins attached along the outside of a ship's bilge
      • fore / prow / stem / bow = front part of a vessel or aircraft
      • hull = the frame or body of ship
      • rudder = steering mechanism consisting of a hinged vertical plate mounted at the stern of a vessel
      • strake / wale = thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship
      • splashboard / washboard = protective covering consisting of a broad plank along a gunwale to keep water from splashing over the side
  3. an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: container = any object that can be used to hold things
    • more specific terms:
      • steriliser / sterilizer / autoclave = a device for heating substances above their boiling point
      • barrel / cask = a cylindrical container that holds liquids
      • basin = a bowl-shaped vessel
      • bath = a vessel containing liquid in which something is immersed
      • bathing tub / bathtub / tub = a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body
      • bedpan = a shallow vessel used by a bedridden patient for defecation and urination
      • steam boiler / boiler = sealed vessel where water is converted to steam
      • refractory pot / bone-ash cup / cupel = a small porous bowl made of bone ash used in assaying to separate precious metals from e.g. lead
      • bottle = a glass or plastic vessel used for storing drinks or other liquids
      • feeding bottle / nursing bottle / bottle = a vessel fitted with a flexible teat and filled with milk or formula
      • bowl = a round vessel that is open at the top
      • bucket / pail = a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top
      • thurible / censer = a container for burning incense
      • butter churn / churn = a vessel in which cream is agitated to separate butterfat from buttermilk
      • melting pot / crucible = a vessel made of material that does not melt easily
      • drinking vessel = a vessel intended for drinking
      • metal drum / drum = a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids
      • eye cup / eyebath / eyecup = a small vessel with a rim curved to fit the orbit of the eye
      • flagon = a large metal or pottery vessel with a handle and spout
      • jar = a vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles
      • ladle = a spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle
      • ostensorium / monstrance = a vessel (usually of gold or silver) in which the consecrated Host is exposed for adoration
      • mortar = a bowl-shaped vessel in which substances can be ground and mixed with a pestle
      • muller = a vessel in which wine is mulled
      • pitcher / ewer = an open vessel with a handle and a spout for pouring
      • poacher = a cooking vessel designed to poach food
      • pot = metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep
      • retort = a vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat
      • steeper = a vessel (usually a pot or vat) used for steeping
      • storage tank / tank = a large (usually metallic) vessel for holding gases or liquids
      • tin = a vessel (box, can, pan, etc.) made of tinplate and used mainly in baking
      • tub / vat = a large open vessel for holding or storing liquids
      • urceole = a vessel that holds water for washing the hands
      • water jacket = a container filled with water that surrounds a machine to cool it
      • well = a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid
    • parts:
      • base = a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit
      • brim / lip / rim = the top edge of a vessel or other container

Alternative definition of the noun vessel


  1. [nautical] A general term for all kinds of craft designed for transportation on water, such as ships or boats.
  2. A container of liquid, such as a glass, goblet, cup, bottle, bowl, or pitcher
  3. A person as a container of qualities or feelings.
  4. [biology] A tube or canal that carries fluid in an animal or plant.


Vessel is a Venue in San Francisco.


Who is Vessel?

Vessel, also known as Gavin Toomey, is a music artist and composer from the United Kingdom. His first album, Dreaming In Pairs, has been critically acclaimed in the Indie music scene.


  1. Vessel is a musical group.
    • album: "Enlettered Species"
  2. Vessel is a musical group.
    • album: "Tales of Memento Island"

There are other groups with in their name, like Death Vessel, Channel Light Vessel and Joe L Da Vessel and Melodic.


Vessel is a fictional villain created by Marvel Comics for their team called Gene Nation. His first appearance was in Uncanny X-Men #324. He is one of the few members to remain in all three incarnations of the team.


  1. "Vessel" is the third studio album from American duo Twenty One Pilots which was released on January 8, 2013 through Fueled by Ramen. It is their first full-length release since being signed in 2012.
  2. "VESSEL" is a musical album of Kenichi Suzumura.
    • released on
  3. "Vessel" is an opera by Meredith Monk.
    • also known as Vessel: An Opera Epic for 75 voices
    • language: English Language
    • music by Meredith Monk
  4. "Vessel" is a 2003 album by Björk.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  5. "Vessel" is a composition.
  6. "Vessel" is a musical album of Esther Venrody.
    • released in (5 years ago)
  7. "Vessel" is a musical album of Trial.
    • released on
  8. "Vessel" is a musical album of Dark Time Sunshine.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  9. "Vessel" is a musical album of Boil.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  10. "Vessel" is a musical album of Rohan Hartley Mills.
  11. "Vessel" is a musical album of Modern Groove Syndicate.


  1. "Vessel" is the first VHS released by Björk on September 5, 1994. It contains a live performance by Björk on the Debut Tour, recorded live at the The Royalty Theatre in London in May 1994. The concert is interspersed by short interviews with Björk on the streets of London, including her singing an improvisation to the sound of a car alarm and her thoughts on moving from Reykjavík to London. The track "Atlantic" is a live version of a B-side that was released only on the cassette single of "Human Behaviour" and Japanese pressings of Debut. The short improvisation sung by Björk and her tour band at the start of the DVD is "Gail Biffen", an early version of the track "I Miss You". The 1994 VHS release was re-released on DVD on January 13, 2003. The video was also released on LaserDisc in Japan on May 10th, 1994, a US release was announced but later canceled.
  2. "Vessel" is a 2014 multi-national documentary film written and directed by Diana Whitten as her debut film, focusing on the work of Women on Waves, a Dutch pro-choice organization founded by the Dutch physician Rebecca Gomperts in 1999. The film's world premiere took place at SXSW in Texas on March 9, 2014. The film will be distributed by Filmbuff in early 2015.
  3. "Vessel" is a 2013 science fiction film written and directed by Adam Ciancio.
  4. "Vessel": The film tells the personal tale of a young couple who experience the mysterious soul extraction and transference procedure. The controversial process is conducted at the precise moment of death. VESSEL won the Bronze Telly Award in the Online Film & Video “ Drama Category.


"Vessel" is a physics-based, steampunk puzzle-platform video game available for Microsoft Windows. A port for Linux is available since December 2012. It is the first title developed by Strange Loop Games, a Seattle based video game developer that creates games which use today's modern hardware for gameplay mechanics, rather than graphics improvements. Vessel uses a custom built engine that specializes in physics and fluid simulation. Ports for Mac OS X and Linux were scheduled to release as part of the Humble Indie Bundle 6, but were delayed due to porting issues.

  • mode: Single-player video game
  • released on


  1. Vessel a.k.a. Boat: A boat is a watercraft of any size designed to float or plane, to work or travel on water. Small boats are typically found on inland or in protected coastal areas. However, boats such as the whaleboat were designed for operation from a ship in an offshore environment. In naval terms, a boat is a vessel small enough to be carried aboard another vessel. Another less restrictive definition is a vessel that can be lifted out of the water. Some definitions do not make a distinction in size, as 1000-foot bulk freighters on the Great Lakes are called oreboats. For reasons of naval tradition, submarines are usually referred to as 'boats' rather than 'ships', regardless of their size and shape.
  2. Vessel is a 1972 theater production of the opera by Meredith Monk.
    • award: - Obie Award for Special Citations, received by Meredith Monk

Phrases with Vessel

  1. Oriental Vessel Fern
  2. war vessel
  3. seed vessel
  4. blood vessel
  5. cargo vessel
  6. Dewar vessel
  7. lymph vessel
  8. Broken Vessel
  9. Weaker Vessel
  10. fishing vessel
  11. sailing vessel
  12. drinking vessel
  13. Pressure vessel
  14. Reaction Vessel
  15. capillary vessel
  16. container vessel
  17. lymphatic vessel
  18. venous blood vessel
  19. arterial blood vessel

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Vessel

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Google previewCode of Federal Regulations, Title 46, Shipping, PT. 1-40, Revised as of October 1, 2011 (2011)

by Office of the Federal Register (U S )

Oceanographic research vessel means a vessel that is being employed only in instruction in oceanography or limnology, or both, or only in oceanographic or limnological research, including those studies about the sea such as seismic, gravity ...

Google previewMyanmar Business and Investment Opportunities Yearbook Volume 1 Practical Information and Opportunities (2009)

by IBP, Inc.

Fishing Vessel means any vessel engaged in fishing. This expression also includes crafts in support of the same; (o) Local Fishing ...

Google previewCode of Federal Regulations Title 33 (2009)

Navigation and Navigable Waters Revised As of July 1, 2009 by National Archives & Rec. Admin.

Public vessel means a vessel owned or bareboat chartered by the United States, or by a State or political subdivision thereof, or by a foreign nation, except when the vessel is engaged in commerce. Responsible party, for purposes of OPA 90 ...

Google preview1 and 2 Thessalonians Through the Centuries (2011)

by Anthony C. Thiselton

Vessel means body in 2 Cor.

Google previewPlant Tissue Culture Engineering (2006)

by S. Dutta Gupta, Yasuomi Ibaraki

The mechanism of aeration through the microporous filter membrane in a tissue culture vessel is a complex process. The process may involves a) bulk flow of air, b) diffusion of specific gas molecules, c) convection of gases (air) induced by ...

Google previewProcess Equipment Design (1959)

Vessel Design by Lloyd E. Brownell, Edwin H. Young

The vessel is the basic part of most types of processing equipment. Most process equipment units may be considered to be vessels with various modifications necessary to enable the units to perform certain required functions. For example, an ...

Google previewPlumbing Illustrated Dictionary (2007)

by John Thompson

expansion vessel n Expansion valve and tundish expansion valve A type of pressure-relief valve fitted to relieve excess pressure build-up in an unvented hot -water system, usually caused by component failure. The manufacturer of the cylinder ...

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Quotes about Vessel

'The world is a sacred vessel...' Thomas Merton

blue vessel
in black vacuum

miracle world
thrall of this perfect star

sacred vessel,
His living cup
to beloved proffered,

wedding gift
beyond measure. (Steven Federle)
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Scrabble value of V4E1S1S1E1L1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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