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beak·er

 (bē′kər)
n.
1. A wide cylindrical glass vessel with a pouring lip, used as a laboratory container and mixing jar.
2. A large drinking cup with a wide mouth.
3. The quantity that a beaker holds.

[Middle English biker and Middle Dutch bēker, drinking vessel, both from Medieval Latin bicārius, bicārium; see pitcher2.]

beaker

(ˈbiːkə)
n
1. a cup usually having a wide mouth: a plastic beaker.
2. (Chemistry) a cylindrical flat-bottomed container used in laboratories, usually made of glass and having a pouring lip
3. (Units) the amount a beaker holds
[C14: from Old Norse bikarr; related to Old High German behhāri, Middle Dutch bēker beaker, Greek bikos earthenware jug]

beak•er

(ˈbi kər)

n.
1. a large drinking cup or glass with a wide mouth.
2. the contents of a beaker.
3. a cuplike container esp. one used in a laboratory.
[1300–50; alter. of Middle English biker]

beak·er

(bē′kər)
A wide, cylindrical glass container with a pouring lip, used especially in laboratories.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beaker - a flatbottomed jar made of glass or plasticbeaker - a flatbottomed jar made of glass or plastic; used for chemistry
jar - a vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles
2.beaker - a cup (usually without a handle)beaker - a cup (usually without a handle)  
cup - a small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle; "he put the cup back in the saucer"; "the handle of the cup was missing"

beaker

noun cup, glass, mug, tumbler a beaker of hot milk, well-laced with brandy
Translations
كأس، كوبكوبُ الصَّيْدَلي
kádinkapohársklenice
bægerglasbæger
vaso de precipitación
csõrös pohár
bikarbikarglas
aukšta stiklinėmenzūrapuodelis
biķeriskaussmenzūramērglāze
bekerbekerglasmoktas
kubekzlewka
kadička
beherglaskulpsuz bardak

beaker

[ˈbiːkəʳ] Nvaso m (Chem) → vaso m de precipitación

beaker

[ˈbiːkər] ngobelet mbe-all and end-all [ˌbiːɔːləndˈɛndɔːl] n (= most important consideration) the be-all and end-all → le summum
to be the be-all and end-all for sb → être d'une importance primordiale pour qn

beaker

nBecher m; (Chem etc) → Becherglas nt

beaker

[ˈbiːkəʳ] ncoppa (Chem) → becher m inv

beaker

(ˈbiːkə) noun
1. a large drinking-glass or mug. a beaker of hot milk.
2. a deep glass container used in chemistry.
References in classic literature ?
The wine of life, henceforth to be presented to her lips, must be indeed rich, delicious, and exhilarating, in its chased and golden beaker, or else leave an inevitable and weary languor, after the lees of bitterness wherewith she had been drugged, as with a cordial of intensest potency.
There was an attractive spot among the trees where were a great many wooden tables and benches; and there one could sit in the shade and pretend to sip at his foamy beaker of beer while he inspected the crowd.
We drink this beaker,'' said he, ``to the health of Wilfred of Ivanhoe, champion of this Passage of Arms, and grieve that his wound renders him absent from our board Let all fill to the pledge, and especially Cedric of Rotherwood, the worthy father of a son so promising.
Stutely filled the Bishop's beaker with wine each time he emptied it, and the Bishop got mellower and mellower as the afternoon shades lengthened on toward sunset.
Athos filled a beaker with champagne and gave it to him.
Pluto now summoned his domestics, and bade them lose no time in preparing a most sumptuous banquet, and above all things, not to fail of setting a golden beaker of the water of Lethe by Proserpina's plate.
roared the latter, as the dwarf reluctantly drained the beaker.
Oh, there was a small beaker of water, a little salt horse, and some salt-water-soaked sea biscuit--enough to keep us alive to Tagalag.
Whilst he was speaking the landlady came in again, bearing a broad platter, upon which stood all the beakers and flagons charged to the brim with the brown ale or the ruby wine.
During the week parents have been encouraged to bin their bottles and take a beaker in exchange as part of a drive to improve dental health in babies and toddlers.
The experimental shell-growing apparatus held a beaker of calcium chloride powder within a larger beaker of sodium carbonate powder.
PHOENIX -- Beaker, the premiere online community for the life sciences industry, announces today the release of the next generation of the Beaker platform.