A large jug with a wide mouth, formerly used for carrying water for someone to wash in.
More example sentences
- Various black-clad servants bustled about the room and began carrying in trays of food and ewers of water and wine.
- The collection has evocative frames of early Christians going on yaatra to Jerusalem which give intimate nuanced details of mediaeval modes of dress, functional items like water jugs, ewers etc.
- The women moved quickly and surely around the tent, a ewer of scented water, and a bowl appearing, along with towels and her change of clothes.
late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French ewer, variant of Old French aiguiere, based on Latin aquarius 'of water', from aqua 'water'.
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