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A metal urn with a spigot, used to boil water for tea and traditionally having a chimney and heated by coals.

[Russian : samo, self; see sem- in Indo-European roots + varit', to boil.]
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(ˈsæməˌvɑː; ˌsæməˈvɑː)
(Cookery) (esp in Russia) a metal urn for making tea, in which the water is heated esp formerly by charcoal held in an inner container or nowadays more usually by electricity
[C19: from Russian, from samo- self (related to same) + varit' to boil]
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(ˈsæm əˌvɑr, ˌsæm əˈvɑr)

a metal urn, used esp. by Russians for heating water to make tea.
[1820–30; < Russian samovár=samo- self (see same) + -var, n. derivative of varít' to cook, boil]
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Noun1.samovar - a metal urn with a spigot at the basesamovar - a metal urn with a spigot at the base; used in Russia to boil water for tea
urn - a large pot for making coffee or tea
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The workmen's cook, who had had a sleep after dinner and was now getting the samovar ready for her husband, turned cheerfully to Nikita, and infected by his hurry began to move as quickly as he did, got down his miserable worn-out cloth coat from the stove where it was drying, and began hurriedly shaking it out and smoothing it down.
'Surely it is for some welcome guest beyond the common that you have had the samovar [Tea-urn.] thus prepared?' And he smote her lightly on the cheek."
Our dear Samovar will be delighted." (He used to call the Countess Lidia Ivanovna, well known in society, a samovar, because she was always bubbling over with excitement.) "She has been continually asking after you.
The little princess went round the table with quick, short, swaying steps, her workbag on her arm, and gaily spreading out her dress sat down on a sofa near the silver samovar, as if all she was doing was a pleasure to herself and to all around her.
The other Laspara girl sat, dishevelled and languid, behind an enormous samovar. In the inner doorway Razumov had a glimpse of the protuberance of a large stomach, which he recognized.
come here, please"; and, presently, one of the Laspara girls (they had been staring at Razumov from behind the samovar) came along, trailing a bedraggled tail of dirty flounces, and dragging with her a chair, which she set against the door, and, sitting down on it, crossed her legs.
Earlier this summer, I spent a couple of days at an academic gathering in Charleston, South Carolina, where, at some point, the conversation turned to the Russian samovar as one of those things to which, curiously enough, so many American Jewish households lay claim.
HAMILTON: 4.00 Ghalib (won off 85 down 8lb to 77); Sands Chorus (10lb); Set In Stone (10lb); Strong Steps (13lb); 4.30 Mable Lee (3lb); Case Key (4lb); Kenny The Captain (7lb); Upstaging (15lb); 5.00 Bronze Beau (4lb); Samovar (4lb); Van Gerwen (4lb); Economic Crisis (13lb); Boundsy (26lb).
I still recall the memory of typical vessel called samovar to keep the boiled water ready to prepare the tea.
This set, which includes a samovar and a footed tray, is a desirable must-have for the ladies who still do high tea.
More precisely, intercultural communication involves interaction between people whose cultural perceptions and symbol systems differ enough to influence the communication event" (Samovar et al.