What does the word vase mean?

Usage examples for vase

  1. He always asks for them, and places them in a vase of water in front of her portrait. – East of the Shadows by Mrs. Hubert Barclay
  2. A vase of holy water stood beside it. – Hyperion by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  3. Very likely Juanita would change the flowers in a little vase which stood on the mantelpiece or the table, before she felt that everything was as it ought to be. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell