Definitions for Bowlboʊl
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Bowl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a rather deep, round dish or basin, used chiefly for holding liquids, food, etc.
the contents of a bowl.
a rounded, cuplike, hollow part:
the bowl of a pipe.
a large drinking cup.
any bowl-shaped depression or formation.
Also called bowl′ game`. an invitational postseason football game between two superior teams or for all-stars.
Origin of bowl:
bef. 950; ME bolle, OE bolla; c. ON bolli. See boll
one of the biased or weighted balls used in lawn bowling.
bowls, (used with a sing. v.)
Ref: lawn bowling.
a delivery of the ball in bowling or lawn bowling.
(v.i.)to play at bowling or lawn bowling.
to move along smoothly and rapidly.
Cricket. to deliver the ball to be played by the batsman.
(v.t.)to roll or trundle, as a ball or hoop.
to attain by bowling:
She bowls a good game.
to knock or strike, as by the ball in bowling.
bowl over, to surprise greatly.
Category: Verb Phrase
Origin of bowl:
1375–1425; late ME bowle, var. of boule < MF < L bulla bubble, knob; cf. boil1, bola
a round vessel that is open at the top; used chiefly for holding food or liquids;
a concave shape with an open top
a dish that is round and open at the top for serving foods
the quantity contained in a bowl
stadium, bowl, arena, sports stadium(noun)
a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
bowling ball, bowl(noun)
a large ball with finger holes used in the sport of bowling
a wooden ball (with flattened sides so that it rolls on a curved course) used in the game of lawn bowling
bowl, pipe bowl(noun)
a small round container that is open at the top for holding tobacco
the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)
roll (a ball)
hurl a cricket ball from one end of the pitch towards the batsman at the other end
engage in the sport of bowling
"My parents like to bowl on Friday nights"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a round dish for food
a cereal/soup bowl; a bowl of rice
an open-topped liquid container
a toilet bowl
a concave vessel of various forms (often approximately hemispherical), to hold liquids, etc
specifically, a drinking vessel for wine or other spirituous liquors; hence, convivial drinking
the contents of a full bowl; what a bowl will hold
the hollow part of a thing; as, the bowl of a spoon
a ball of wood or other material used for rolling on a level surface in play; a ball of hard wood having one side heavier than the other, so as to give it a bias when rolled
an ancient game, popular in Great Britain, played with biased balls on a level plat of greensward
the game of tenpins or bowling
to roll, as a bowl or cricket ball
to roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels; as, we were bowled rapidly along the road
to pelt or strike with anything rolled
to play with bowls
to roll a ball on a plane, as at cricket, bowls, etc
to move rapidly, smoothly, and like a ball; as, the carriage bowled along
A bowl is a round, open-top container used in many cultures to serve food, and is also used for drinking and storing other items. They are typically small and shallow, although some, such as punch bowls and salad bowls, are larger and often intended to serve many people. Bowls have existed for thousands of years. Very early bowls have been found in China, Ancient Greece, Crete and in certain Native American cultures. Modern bowls can be made of ceramic, metal, wood, plastic, and other materials. Their appearance can range from very simple designs of a single color to sophisticated artwork.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Bowl' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4202
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Bowl' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3052
Rank popularity for the word 'Bowl' in Nouns Frequency: #1400
Translations for Bowl
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a round, deep dish eg for mixing or serving food etc
a baking-bowl; a soup bowl.
- kom, bakAfrikaans
- طاسَه، قَصْعَهArabic
- tigelaPortuguese (BR)
- die SchüsselGerman
- γαβάθα, μπολGreek
- bol, cuencoSpanish
- ciotola, scodellaItalian
- trauks; bļodaLatvian
- skål, bolleNorwegian
- misa, półmisek, głęboki talerzPolish
- bol, castronRomanian
- миска; пиалаRussian
- skål, bunkeSwedish
- tas, kâse, çanakTurkish
- 碗Chinese (Trad.)
- келих, чашкаUkrainian
- بڑا پیالہ ، کاسہUrdu
- cái bátVietnamese
- 碗Chinese (Simp.)
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