What does beaker mean?

beaker meaning in General Dictionary

a big ingesting glass with a wide mouth supported on a foot or standard

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  • a cup (usually without a handle)
  • a flatbottomed container made from cup or synthetic; used for biochemistry
  • a sizable ingesting glass, with an extensive lips, supported on a base or standard.
  • An open-mouthed, slim cup vessel, having a projecting lip for pouring; -- utilized for keeping solutions needing heat.

beaker meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"open large-mouthed vessel," mid-14c., from Old Norse bikarr or center Dutch beker "goblet," most likely (with Old Saxon bikeri, Old High German behhari, German Becher) from Medieval Latin bicarium, which itself is most likely a diminutive of Greek bikos "earthenware jug, wine jar" (considered an oriental term, perhaps a borrowing from the bank from Syrian buqa "a two-handed vase or jug"). Kind assimilated in English to beak.


beaker meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A large consuming cup, with an extensive mouth, supported on a foot or standard.

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  • (n.) An open-mouthed, slim cup vessel, having a projecting lip for pouring; -- used for holding solutions needing temperature.

Sentence Examples with the word beaker

One gramme of ore is usually taken for assay and treated in a small flask or beaker with 10 cc. of hydrochloric acid.

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