- (n. pl.) The class of Vertebrata that includes the birds.
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Definition of: VASE
- (n.) A vessel adapted for various domestic purposes, and anciently for sacrificial uses; especially, a vessel of antique or elegant pattern used for ornament; as, a porcelain vase; a gold vase; a Grecian vase. See Illust. of Portland vase, under Portland.
- (n.) A vessel similar to that described in the first definition above, or the representation of one in a solid block of stone, or the like, used for an ornament, as on a terrace or in a garden. See Illust. of Niche.
- (n.) The body, or naked ground, of the Corinthian and Composite capital; -- called also tambour, and drum.
- (n.) The calyx of a plant.
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- (n.) The herb sage, or salvia.
- (a.) To make safe; to procure the safety of; to preserve from injury, destruction, or evil of any kind; to rescue from impending danger; as, to save a house from the flames.
- (a.) Specifically, to deliver from sin and its penalty; to rescue from a state of condemnation and spiritual death, and bring into a state of spiritual life.
- (a.) To keep from being spent or lost; to secure from waste or expenditure; to lay up; to reserve.
- (a.) To rescue from something undesirable or hurtful; to prevent from doing something; to spare.
- (a.) To hinder from doing, suffering, or happening; to obviate the necessity of; to prevent; to spare.
- (a.) To hold possession or use of; to escape loss of.
- (v. i.) To avoid unnecessary expense or expenditure; to prevent waste; to be economical.
- (a.) Except; excepting; not including; leaving out; deducting; reserving; saving.
- (conj.) Except; unless.