What does ladle mean?

Definitions for ladleˈleɪd l

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ladle(verb)

    a spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle; frequently used to transfer liquids from one container to another

  2. ladle(verb)

    put (a liquid) into a container by means of a ladle

    "ladle soup into the bowl"

  3. ladle, lade, laden(verb)

    remove with or as if with a ladle

    "ladle the water out of the bowl"


  1. ladle(Noun)

    A deep-bowled spoon with a long, usually curved, handle.

  2. ladle(Noun)

    A container used in a foundry to transport and pour out molten metal

  3. ladle(Verb)

    to serve something with a ladle

  4. Origin: From ladel, from hlædel\

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ladle(verb)

    a cuplike spoon, often of large size, with a long handle, used in lading or dipping

  2. Ladle(verb)

    a vessel to carry liquid metal from the furnace to the mold

  3. Ladle(verb)

    the float of a mill wheel; -- called also ladle board

  4. Ladle(verb)

    an instrument for drawing the charge of a cannon

  5. Ladle(verb)

    a ring, with a handle or handles fitted to it, for carrying shot

  6. Ladle(verb)

    to take up and convey in a ladle; to dip with, or as with, a ladle; as, to ladle out soup; to ladle oatmeal into a kettle

  7. Origin: [AS. hldel, fr. hladan to load, drain. See Lade, v. t.]


  1. Ladle

    A ladle is a type of serving spoon used for soup, stew, or other foods. Although designs vary, a typical ladle has a long handle terminating in a deep bowl, frequently with the bowl oriented at an angle to the handle to facilitate lifting liquid out of a pot or other vessel and conveying it to a bowl. Some ladles involve a point on the side of the basin to allow for finer stream when pouring the liquid; however, this can create difficulty for left handed users, as it is easier to pour towards one's self. Thus, many of these ladles feature such pinches on both sides. Ladles are usually made of the same stainless steel alloys as other kitchen utensils; however, they can be made of aluminium, silver, plastics, melamine resin, wood, bamboo or other materials. Ladles are made in a variety of sizes depending upon use; for example, the smaller sizes of less than 5 inches in length are used for sauces or condiments, while extra large sizes of more than 15 inches in length are used for soup or punch.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ladle

    lād′l, n. a large spoon for lifting out liquid from a vessel: the float-board of a mill-wheel: an instrument for drawing the charge from a cannon.—v.t. to lift with a ladle.—ns. Lad′leful, the quantity in a ladle:—pl. Lad′lefuls.Ladle furnace, a small gas furnace heated by a Bunsen burner, for melting metals, &c. [A.S. hlædelhladan, to lade.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ladle in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ladle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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