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ewer

Syllabification: ew·er
Pronunciation: /ˈyo͞oər
 
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Definition of ewer in English:

noun

A large jug with a wide mouth, formerly used for carrying water for someone to wash in.
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.

Origin

late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French ewer, variant of Old French aiguiere, based on Latin aquarius 'of water', from aqua 'water'.

Words that rhyme with ewer

Amur, brewer, chewer, Dewar, doer, hewer, Kahlua, lassoer, Nuer, pursuer, renewer, screwer, sewer, skewer, skua, spewer, strewer, suer, tattooer, viewer, who're, wooer

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