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. 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.

  2. Tom Pappin:

    I ’m locked into my own country right now, i ca n’t go on a holiday. I ca n’t go to a restaurant, I ca n’t go bowling. I ca n’t go to a movie. You know, these are things that it’s just gotten out of control.

  3. Ian Pattison, Rab C. Nesbitt, television series:

    I hate middle age. Too young for the bowling green, too old for Ecstasy.

  4. Hardik Pandya:

    It is a process, i am looking at a long-term goal where I want to be 100% of my bowling capacity for the most important games. The World Cups are coming. More crucial series are coming. Whenever it is required.

  5. Dave Juday:

    My head felt like a 16-pound bowling ball, and I could feel my sense of smell and taste fading.

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