Cavity vs Vessel - What's the difference?

cavity | vessel |

As nouns the difference between cavity and vessel

is that cavity is a hole or hollow depression while vessel is (nautical) any craft designed for transportation on water, such as a ship or boat.

As a verb vessel is

(obsolete|transitive) to put into a vessel.




  • A hole or hollow depression.
  • A hollow area within the body (such as the sinuses).
  • (dentistry) A soft area in a decayed tooth.
  • Synonyms

    * See also * (dentistry)

    Derived terms

    * buccal cavity * cavity back * cavity batten * cavity coupling * cavity fill * cavity filter * cavity impedence * cavity magnetron * cavity oscillator * cavity radiator * cavity resonance * cavity tray * cavity tuning * cavity vent * cavity wall * oral cavity




    (en noun)
  • (nautical) Any craft designed for transportation on water, such as a ship or boat.
  • * 1719 ,
  • But my hope was, that if I stood along this coast till I came to that part where the English traded, I should find some of their vessels upon their usual design of trade, that would relieve and take us in.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-03
  • , author=William E. Carter, Merri Sue Carter , title=The British Longitude Act Reconsidered , volume=100, issue=2, page=87 , magazine= citation , passage=Conditions were horrendous aboard most British naval vessels at the time. Scurvy and other diseases ran rampant, killing more seamen each year than all other causes combined, including combat.}}
  • A container of liquid, such as a glass, goblet, cup, bottle, bowl, or pitcher.
  • A person as a container of qualities or feelings.
  • * Bible, Acts ix. 15
  • He is a chosen vessel unto me.
  • * Milton
  • [The serpent] fit vessel , fittest imp of fraud, in whom to enter.
  • * Dolly Parton, The Seeker lyrics:
  • I am a vessel that’s empty and useless / I am a bad seed that fell by the way.
  • (biology) A tube or canal that carries fluid in an animal or plant.
  • Blood or lymph vessels''' in humans, xylem or phloem '''vessels in plants .


    * See also

    Derived terms

    * broken vessel * empty vessels make the most sound * lightvessel * microvessel * pressure vessel * reaction vessel * unvessel * weaker vessel


  • (obsolete) To put into a vessel.
  • (Francis Bacon)