What does bowling mean?

Definitions for bowling
ˈboʊ lɪŋbowl·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bowling(noun)

    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. bowling(noun)

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

  3. bowling(noun)

    the playing of a game of tenpins or duckpins etc

Wiktionary

  1. bowling(Noun)

    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. bowling(Noun)

    Several similar games played indoors or outdoors.

  3. bowling(Noun)

    The action of propelling the ball towards the batsman.

  4. bowling(Noun)

    A particular style of walking associated with urban street culture.

  5. bowling(Noun)

    The action of the verb bowl.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bowling

    of Bowl

  2. Bowling(noun)

    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  

How to pronounce bowling?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. The Reddit user:

    I work 60-100 hours a week, so if anyone needs time off, its me, she wrote. Last year, however, the woman claimed the two asked her to babysit on the day of her own important work retreat. Everyone is expected to go [on the retreat], and its frowned upon if you miss it. They wanted to go on a date. I said no, I have an important work event. They continued to nag me about how they havent gone on a date for so long, she wrote. The night before her work event, they called in a panic and said their friend Mike from the next city over had been in a car accident, and I needed to babysit nephew for a few hours. The Reddit user said shereluctantly agreed, but under the condition that they be back by 7 a.m. the next day so she could leave for the retreat.But her brother and sister-in-law did not return for two days, and did not answer any of her phone calls or texts. I had to cancel on my superiors morning of, which looked awful, she wrote. DAD IN TROUBLE WITH WIFE AND DAUGHTER AFTER BUYING MCDONALDS FOR HIMSELF, AND ONLY HIMSELF Her brother had an excuse when they returned, claiming Mikes life was in danger and they were too busy helping his girlfriend. And then, for weeks afterward, the Reddit user said her brother and sister-in-law asked her to babysit many more times, each time saying they werevisitingMike to help him with his recovery. Two months later, however, the woman claims that her company, and the company that Mikes girlfriend works for,had a meeting, and that she ran into the two of them. Mike had never been in an accident, and although [my brother and sister-in-law] had gone to visit them recently, it was for drinks and bowling, not bringing them chicken noodle soup in the hospital, she wrote. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER After confronting her brother and sister-in-law, the woman said they admitted to lying so they could go on date nights. They claimed I gave them no choice since I would never help them out when they needed time together because parenting was so stressful and difficult.

  2. 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.

  3. Jeff Thomson:

    I think Jasprit Bumrah is very, very interesting. He runs off a very short run-up. He jogs and then bowls with a very short run. He has got straight arms. His bowling is not textbook by any means, but it works. He is very different from other pace bowlers, which reminds me of another fast bowler of my era, who was very different from everyone else

  4. Tom Zegan:

    The bowling alley called . . . they want their shoes back.

  5. Rabia Qureshi:

    The car was like a bowling ball and the human bodies were like pins.

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