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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    n 1: an open vessel with a handle and a spout for pouring [syn:
         pitcher, ewer]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Ewer \Ew"er\ ([=u]"[~e]r), n. [OF. ewer, euwier, prop. a water
   carrier, F. ['e]vier a washing place, sink, aigui[`e]re ewer,
   L. aquarius, adj., water carrying, n., a water carrier, fr.
   aqua water; akin to Goth. ahwa water, river, OHG. aha, G. au,
   aue, meadow. [root]219. Cf. Aquarium, Aquatic, Island.]
   A kind of wide-mouthed pitcher or jug; esp., one used to hold
   water for the toilet.
   [1913 Webster]

         Basins and ewers to lave her dainty hands. --Shak.

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