bowl (plural bowls)
- A roughly hemispherical container used to hold, mix or present food, such as salad, fruit or soup, or other items.
- As much as is held by a bowl.
- You can’t have any more soup – you’ve had three bowls already.
- A dish comprising a mix of different foods, not all of which need be cooked, served in a bowl.
- This restaurant offers a number of different bowls.
- A haircut in which straight hair is cut at an even height around the edges, forming a bowl shape.
- The round hollow part of anything.
- Direct the cleaning fluid around the toilet bowl and under the rim.
- A round crater (or similar) in the ground.
- (sports, theater) An elliptical-shaped stadium or amphitheater resembling a bowl.
- (American football) A postseason football competition, a bowl game (i.e. Rose Bowl Game, Super Bowl)
- French: bol
- German: Schale, Schüssel
- Italian: scodella, ciotola, terrina, tazza
- Portuguese: tigela
- Russian: ча́ша
- Spanish: tazón, cuenco, bol
bowl (plural bowls)
- The ball rolled by players in the game of lawn bowls.
- The action of bowling a ball.
- (in the plural, but used with a singular verb) The game of bowls.
- Synonyms: lawn bowls, lawn bowling
bowl (bowls, present participle bowling; past and past participle bowled)
- (transitive) To roll or throw (a ball) in the correct manner in cricket and similar games and sports.
- c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene ii]:
- Break all the spokes and fellies from her wheel, / And bowl the round nave down the hill of heaven.
- (intransitive) To throw the ball (in cricket and similar games and sports).
- To roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels.
- We were bowled rapidly along the road.
- To pelt or strike with anything rolled.
- c. 1597, William Shakespeare, “The Merry VViues of VVindsor”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene iv]:
- Alas, I had rather be set quick i' the earth, / And bowled to death with turnips.