What does bowling mean?

Definitions for bowling
ˈboʊ lɪŋbowl·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bowling.

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
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say bowling in sign language?

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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. 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

  2. Tamekio Williams:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Gerald Roark:

    Bowling Green residents quickly realized that it’s pretty tight and Bowling Green residents would n’t be able to raise the money, i ’m just hoping that someone will save it from the shredder.

  5. 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.

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