What does Bowling mean?

Definitions for Bowling
ˈboʊ lɪŋBowl·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bowlingnoun

    a game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of objects with the aim of knocking them over or moving them

  2. bowlingnoun

    (cricket) the act of delivering a cricket ball to the batsman

  3. bowlingnoun

    the playing of a game of tenpins or duckpins etc

Wiktionary

  1. bowlingnoun

    A game played by rolling a ball down an alley and trying to knock over a triangular group of ten pins; ten-pin bowling

  2. bowlingnoun

    Several similar games played indoors or outdoors.

  3. bowlingnoun

    The action of propelling the ball towards the batsman.

  4. bowlingnoun

    A particular style of walking associated with urban street culture.

  5. bowlingnoun

    The action of the verb bowl.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bowline, Bowlingnoun

    sea term. A rope fastened to the middle part of the outside of a sail; it is fastened in three or four parts of the sail, called the bowling bridle. The use of the bowling is to make the sails stand sharp or close to a wind. Harr.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bowling

    of Bowl

  2. Bowlingnoun

    the act of playing at or rolling bowls, or of rolling the ball at cricket; the game of bowls or of tenpins

Freebase

  1. Bowling

    Bowling refers to a series of sports or leisure activities in which a player rolls or throws a bowling ball. In indoor bowling, the target is usually to knock over pins. In outdoor variations, the aim is usually to get the ball as close to a target ball as possible. The indoor version of bowling is often played on a flat wooden or other synthetic surface, while outdoor bowling the surface may be grass, gravel or a synthetic surface. The most common types of indoor bowling include ten-pin, nine-pin, candlepin, duckpin and five-pin bowling, while in outdoor bowling, bowls, bocce, pétanque and boules are popular. Today, the sport of bowling is enjoyed by 95 million people in more than 90 countries worldwide.

Editors Contribution

  1. bowling

    A type of sport.

    The bowling club was amazing place for our grandad and his pals to socialize.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bowling in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bowling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Bowling in a Sentence

  1. Bob Henson:

    They're located in the belt basically between the equator and the subtropics. You might consider it the bowling alley for typhoons moving across the Pacific, it's considered to be the most vulnerable large nation on earth for tropical cyclones.

  2. David Olson:

    I noticed there was gridwork of bowling balls underneath that too, so, my estimate is there’s probably at least just as many in the ground still as there are above ground at this point.

  3. Christie Hefner:

    What made it magical was that it had a trap door, it had a secret panel. It had a game room where every game was available without ever having to put a quarter in it. It had a fireman’s pole. It was just a really cool place if you were a kid. It had a bowling alley, an underground pool — it was pretty fun.

  4. Tamekio Williams:

    To my understanding, he didnt even know these people, so why would you hit somebody with a bowling ball in the head?

  5. Adam Zampa:

    I just tried to use my strengths to the best of my ability. I knew the wickets were going to be low and I bowled at good times, we won the toss and bowled first, so it was probably a little bit drier when I was bowling and I tried to get wickets when we needed them.

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