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Definition of "krater" []

  • A wide, two-handled bowl used in ancient Greece and Rome for mixing wine and water. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "krater" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Hoving, who appreciated the publicity value of the controversy, dubbed the krater the "hot pot.""
  • "Even before the vase, known as a krater, went on display, experts contended that it had been wrested illicitly from an Etruscan tomb near Rome."
  • "Just a few of the most famous objects, including the Euphronios krater stolen by tomb robbers and recovered three years ago from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Sarcophagus of the Spouses, an enchanting icon of connubial conviviality, rate display cases of their own."