decanter

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de·cant·er

 (dĭ-kăn′tər)
n.
A vessel used for decanting, especially a decorative bottle used for serving wine.

decanter

(dɪˈkæntə)
n
(Brewing) a stoppered bottle, usually of glass, into which a drink, such as wine, is poured for serving

de•cant•er

(dɪˈkæn tər)

n.
a vessel, usu. an ornamental glass bottle, for holding and serving wine, brandy, or the like.
[1705–15]

Decanter

 of deans: a company of deans. See also decorum.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decanter - a bottle with a stopperdecanter - a bottle with a stopper; for serving wine or water
bottle - a glass or plastic vessel used for storing drinks or other liquids; typically cylindrical without handles and with a narrow neck that can be plugged or capped
Translations

decanter

[dɪˈkæntəʳ] Nlicorera f

decanter

[dɪˈkæntər] ncarafe f

decanter

nKaraffe f

decanter

[dɪˈkæntəʳ] nbottiglia di cristallo (per liquori o vini)
References in classic literature ?
It isn't only the decanters, but the liquor looks the same in both, and tastes so you wouldn't know the difference till you woke up in your tracks.
Wardle invited the full circle to dinner at the Adelphi; and the decanters having been thrice sent round, opened the business.
Yes, Alabin was giving a dinner on glass tables, and the tables sang, Il mio tesoro--not Il mio tesoro though, but something better, and there were some sort of little decanters on the table, and they were women, too," he remembered.
The blow fell at dinner; and the old librarian said he should never forget the very look of the lampshades and the decanters, as the little lawyer, with a steady smile, proposed to the great landlord that they should halve the estates between them.
The table was comfortably laid - no silver in the service, of course - and at the side of his chair was a capacious dumb-waiter, with a variety of bottles and decanters on it, and four dishes of fruit for dessert.
When he breakfasted or dined all the resources of the club--its kitchens and pantries, its buttery and dairy--aided to crowd his table with their most succulent stores; he was served by the gravest waiters, in dress coats, and shoes with swan-skin soles, who proffered the viands in special porcelain, and on the finest linen; club decanters, of a lost mould, contained his sherry, his port, and his cinnamon-spiced claret; while his beverages were refreshingly cooled with ice, brought at great cost from the American lakes.
A servant noiselessly arranged decanters and cigars upon the sideboard, and, in response to an impatient movement of Trent's, withdrew.
Whisky decanters were always in the room where I wrote, and for months and years I never knew what it was, when by myself, to take a drink.
Noirtier directed their attention to a waiter, on which was placed a decanter containing lemonade and a glass.
She turned to a handsome sideboard near the door, and presently faced him again with a decanter of whiskey and a glass in her hand, and a return of the bewitching smile she had worn on entering.
Anna Mikhaylovna, addressing a maid who was hurrying past with a decanter on a tray as "my dear" and "my sweet," asked about the princess' health and then led Pierre along a stone passage.
Detained at the final rehearsals of music and recitation, Miss Ladd was worthily represented by cold chicken and ham, a fruit tart, and a pint decanter of generous sherry.