Definition of Decanter

1. Noun. A bottle with a stopper; for serving wine or water.

Exact synonyms: Carafe
Generic synonyms: Bottle
Derivative terms: Decant



Definition of Decanter

1. n. A vessel used to decant liquors, or for receiving decanted liquors; a kind of glass bottle used for holding wine or other liquors, from which drinking glasses are filled.

Definition of Decanter

1. Noun. a vessel for decanting liquor ¹

2. Noun. a receptacle for decanted liquor, especially a crystal bottle with a stopper ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Decanter

1. a decorative bottle [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Decanter

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decani
decanoate
decanoates
decanoic
decanoic acid
decanoic acids
decanoin
decanormal
decanoyl
decanoyls
decant
decantation
decantations
decanted
decanter (current term)
decanters
decanting
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decaoxide
decaoxides
decapacitate
decapacitated
decapacitates
decapacitating
decapartite
decapentaplegic
decapeptide

Literary usage of Decanter

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1. A Whimsey Anthology by Carolyn Wells (1906)
"SONG OF THE decanter reed-like hollow neck the wildest notes it blew. ... There was an old decanter, and its mouth was gaping wide; the rosy wine had ebbed ..."

2. Corinthian Hellenistic Pottery by G. Roger Edwards (1975)
"The time of the introduction and the beginning of production of decanter III can ... 59) that decanter III is a modified continuation of decanter II. ..."

3. A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin: Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1853)
"... rolling a quid of tobacco in his mouth ; Justice Dogberry, seated in all the majesty of law. reinforced by a decanter of whiskey and some tumblers, ..."

4. Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart by John Gibson Lockhart (1837)
"... and I wish I may have enough to cool a decanter when you come to Abbotsford, as I trust your Lordship will be likely to be here next autumn. ..."

5. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"... Backhanders (common), one who keeps back the decanter in order to hand himself a second glass before he passes it. Also, a drink out of turn. ..."

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