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.

ChatGPT

  1. bowling

    Bowling is a sport or recreational activity in which a player rolls or throws a bowling ball towards pins or another target. It is typically played on a flat surface, usually indoors, where the aim is to knock down as many pins as possible. Variations of the game include ten-pin, nine-pin, five-pin, duckpin, and candlepin bowling. The player who knocks down the most pins or achieves the target score is considered the winner.

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

Wikidata

  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  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BOWLING

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bowling is ranked #1311 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bowling surname appeared 26,762 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 9 would have the surname Bowling.

    91.3% or 24,458 total occurrences were White.
    4.6% or 1,250 total occurrences were Black.
    1.7% or 458 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.4% or 380 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.4% or 123 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.3% or 94 total occurrences were Asian.

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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. Maria Bulanova:

    What really made them stand out is obviously the education. And I was also looking for a good bowling program where I know that we’re going to win something, we’re going to be in competition for the national championship. So Vanderbilt had both, and that was perfect.

  2. 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.

  3. Alan Bleasdale:

    Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.

  4. John Hinkle:

    My mom and dad were always there for me and my brother when we were bowling in leagues, you'd look back and you'd see one of them there, or both.

  5. Sheriff Grady Judd:

    John Camfield mowed them down, ran through them like a bowling ball through bowling pins. it’s devastating in the greatest sense of the word. One of the victims was the 11-year-old daughter of an off-duty deputy. He ran outside barefoot after getting a frantic phone call from her and assumed the worst as he came upon the injured children.

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