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.

Definitions of bowl
  1. noun
    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
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    vessel
    an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
  2. noun
    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
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    dish
    a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food
  3. noun
    the quantity contained in a bowl
    synonyms: bowlful
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    containerful
    the quantity that a container will hold
  4. noun
    a concave shape with an open top
    synonyms: trough
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    concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature
    a shape that curves or bends inward
  5. noun
    a small round container that is open at the top for holding tobacco
    synonyms: pipe bowl
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    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)
  6. noun
    a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
    synonyms: arena, sports stadium, stadium
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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
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    construction, structure
    a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
  7. noun
    a large ball with finger holes used in the sport of bowling
    synonyms: bowling ball
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    ball
    round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games
  8. noun
    a wooden ball (with flattened sides so that it rolls on a curved course) used in the game of lawn bowling
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    ball
    round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games
  9. noun
    the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)
    synonyms: roll
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    actuation, propulsion
    the act of propelling
  10. verb
    hurl a cricket ball from one end of the pitch towards the batsman at the other end
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    cast, hurl, hurtle
    throw forcefully
  11. verb
    engage in the sport of bowling
    “My parents like to bowl on Friday nights”
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    skittle
    play skittles
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    play
    participate in games or sport
  12. verb
    roll (a ball)
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    roll, trundle, wheel
    move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle
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