1. [syn: pitcher, ewer]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ewer \Ew"er\ ([=u]"[~e]r), n. [OF. ewer, euwier, prop. a water
carrier, F. ['e]vier a washing place, sink, aigui[`e]re ewer,
L. aquarius, adj., water carrying, n., a water carrier, fr.
aqua water; akin to Goth. ahwa water, river, OHG. aha, G. au,
aue, meadow. [root]219. Cf. Aquarium, Aquatic, Island.]
A kind of wide-mouthed pitcher or jug; esp., one used to hold
water for the toilet.
Basins and ewers to lave her dainty hands. --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an open vessel with a handle and a spout for pouring [syn: