bowl

A bowl is a rounded dish that holds food. Many people start the day with a bowl of cereal.

You might keep your sugar in a sugar bowl, or stir up a batch of brownies in a big mixing bowl. In either case, you've got a wide dish with curved sides that's open on the top. You can call other things with a similar shape bowls too, like a toilet bowl or the bowl of a spoon. When bowl is a verb, it means to roll or throw a ball in a game.

Primary Meanings of bowl

1.
n
a round vessel that is open at the top; used chiefly for holding food or liquids;
2.
n
a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
3.
nv
a large ball with finger holes used in the sport of bowling
hurl a cricket ball from one end of the pitch towards the batsman at the other end
Full Definitions of bowl
1

n a round vessel that is open at the top; used chiefly for holding food or liquids;

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fish bowl, fishbowl, goldfish bowl
a transparent bowl in which small fish are kept
jorum
a large drinking bowl
mazer
a large hardwood drinking bowl
toilet bowl
the bowl of a toilet that can be flushed with water
Type of:
vessel
an object used as a container (especially for liquids)

n a dish that is round and open at the top for serving foods

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cereal bowl
a bowl for holding breakfast cereal
finger bowl
small bowl for rinsing the fingers at table
mixing bowl
bowl used with an electric mixer
porringer
a shallow metal bowl (usually with a handle)
punch bowl
a large bowl for serving beverages; usually with a ladle
salad bowl
a large bowl for mixing and serving a salad
slop basin, slop bowl
a bowl into which the dregs of teacups and coffee cups are emptied at the table
soup bowl
a bowl for serving soup
Type of:
dish
a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food

n the quantity contained in a bowl

Synonyms:
bowlful
Type of:
containerful
the quantity that a container will hold

n a concave shape with an open top

Synonyms:
trough
Type of:
concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature
a shape that curves or bends inward

n a small round container that is open at the top for holding tobacco

Synonyms:
pipe bowl
Type of:
container
any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
2

n a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments

Synonyms:
arena, sports stadium, stadium
Examples:
Amphitheatrum Flavium
a large amphitheater in Rome whose construction was begun by Vespasian about AD 75 or 80
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amphitheater, amphitheatre, coliseum
an oval large stadium with tiers of seats; an arena in which contests and spectacles are held
ballpark, park
a facility in which ball games are played (especially baseball games)
bullring
a stadium where bullfights take place
circus
(antiquity) an open-air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games
covered stadium, dome, domed stadium
a stadium that has a roof
football stadium
a stadium where football games are held
hippodrome
a stadium for horse shows or horse races
skybox
an elevated box for viewing events at a sports stadium
Type of:
construction, structure
a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
3

n a large ball with finger holes used in the sport of bowling

Synonyms:
bowling ball
Type of:
ball
round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games

n a wooden ball (with flattened sides so that it rolls on a curved course) used in the game of lawn bowling

Type of:
ball
round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games

n the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)

Synonyms:
roll
Type of:
actuation, propulsion
the act of propelling

v hurl a cricket ball from one end of the pitch towards the batsman at the other end

Type of:
cast, hurl, hurtle
throw forcefully

v engage in the sport of bowling

“My parents like to bowl on Friday nights”
Types:
skittle
play skittles
Type of:
play
participate in games or sport

v roll (a ball)

Type of:
roll, wheel
move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle

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