what is difference between flask and flaskful
From Middle English flask, flaske (“case, cask, keg”), from Old English flasce, flaxe (“bottle, flask”) and Medieval Latin flascō (“bottle”); from Frankish *flasko, *flaska; whence also Dutch fles; both from Proto-Germanic *flaskǭ (“braid-covered bottle, wicker-enclosed jug”) (whence also German Low German Flaske, Fless, German Flasche), from Proto-Indo-European *ploḱ-skō (“flat”) (whence also Lithuanian plókščias, Czech ploský, Albanian flashkët).
Sense 2 from Italian fiasco and sense 3 from Middle French flasque (“powder flask”), itself from Old Spanish flasco, frasco, both from Late Latin above.
- enPR: fläsk, IPA(key): /flɑːsk/
- enPR: flăsk, IPA(key): /flæsk/
- Rhymes: -æsk
flask (plural flasks)
- A narrow-necked vessel of metal or glass, used for various purposes; as of sheet metal, to carry gunpowder in; or of wrought iron, to contain quicksilver; or of glass, to heat water in, etc.
- A container used to discreetly carry a small amount of a hard alcoholic beverage; a pocket flask.
- (sciences) Laboratory glassware used to hold larger volumes than test tubes, normally having a narrow mouth of a standard size which widens to a flat or spherical base.
- (engineering) A container for holding a casting mold, especially for sand casting molds.
- A bed in a gun carriage.
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flask (third-person singular simple present flasks, present participle flasking, simple past and past participle flasked)
- (dentistry) To invest a denture in a flask so as to produce a sectional mold.
- falks, flaks
- imperative of flaske
From French flasque (“flask”). Doublette with (native) fles (“bottle”), (through French) flacon (“flagon”) and (through Italian) fiasco (“fiasco”).
flask f (plural flasken, diminutive flaskje n)
From Anglo-Norman flascon, from Frankish *flaskā, from Proto-Germanic *flaskǭ. Reinforced by existing Old English flasce, from the same source.
- IPA(key): /ˈflask(ə)/
flask (plural flaskes) (rare)
- A small barrel for beer storage.
- A container for the storage of garments.
- English: flask
- Scots: flask, flas
- “flask, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-05-04.
From Proto-West Germanic *flaiski. Cognates include Old English flǣsċ and Old Saxon flēsk.
- IPA(key): /ˈflaːsk/
- North Frisian:
- Mooring: flååsch
- Saterland Frisian: Flaask
- Bremmer, Rolf H. (2009) An Introduction to Old Frisian: History, Grammar, Reader, Glossary, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, →ISBN, page 28
flask + -ful
flaskful (plural flaskfuls)
- As much as a flask will hold.