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bowl 1

 (bōl)
n.
1.
a. A hemispherical vessel, wider than it is deep, used for holding food or fluids.
b. The contents of such a vessel.
2. A drinking goblet.
3. A bowl-shaped part, as of a spoon or pipe.
4.
a. A bowl-shaped topographic depression.
b. A bowl-shaped stadium or outdoor theater.
5. Football Any of various postseason games played between specially selected teams, especially at the college level.

[Middle English bowle, from Old English bolla; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

bowl 2

 (bōl)
n.
1. A large wooden ball weighted or slightly flattened so as to roll with a bias.
2. A roll or throw of this ball, as in bowling.
3. bowls (used with a sing. verb) See lawn bowling.
4. A revolving cylinder or drum in a machine.
v. bowled, bowl·ing, bowls
v.intr.
1.
a. To participate in a game of bowling.
b. To throw or roll a ball in bowling.
c. To hurl a cricket ball from one end of the pitch toward the batsman at the other, keeping the arm straight throughout the delivery.
2. To move quickly and smoothly, especially by rolling: The children bowled along on their bicycles.
v.tr.
1. To throw or roll (a ball).
2.
a. To achieve (a specified score) by bowling.
b. To perform (a specified amount, as a string or game) in bowling.
3. To move quickly and smoothly by or as if by rolling: bowled a tire from the garage.
4. To meet or strike with or as if with the force of a rapidly rolling object.
Phrasal Verbs:
bowl out
To retire (a batsman in cricket) with a bowled ball that knocks the bails off the wicket.
bowl over
1. To take by surprise.
2. To make a powerful impression on; overwhelm.

[Middle English boule, from Old French, from Latin bulla, round object.]

bowl

(bəʊl)
n
1. a round container open at the top, used for holding liquid, keeping fruit, serving food, etc
2. Also: bowlful the amount a bowl will hold
3. the rounded or hollow part of an object, esp of a spoon or tobacco pipe
4. (Building) any container shaped like a bowl, such as a sink or lavatory
5. (Architecture) chiefly US a bowl-shaped building or other structure, such as a football stadium or amphitheatre
6. (Physical Geography) a bowl-shaped depression of the land surface. See also dust bowl
7. literary
a. a drinking cup
b. intoxicating drink
[Old English bolla; related to Old Norse bolli, Old Saxon bollo]

bowl

(bəʊl)
n
1. (Bowls & Bowling) a wooden ball used in the game of bowls, having flattened sides, one side usually being flatter than the other in order to make it run on a curved course
2. (Bowls & Bowling) a large heavy ball with holes for gripping with the fingers and thumb, used in tenpin bowling
vb
3. to roll smoothly or cause to roll smoothly, esp by throwing underarm along the ground
4. (usually foll by: along) to move easily and rapidly, as in a car
5. (Cricket) cricket
a. to send (a ball) down the pitch from one's hand towards the batsman, keeping the arm straight while doing so
b. Also: bowl out to dismiss (a batsman) by delivering a ball that breaks his wicket
6. (Bowls & Bowling) (intr) to play bowls or tenpin bowling
7. (Bowls & Bowling) (tr) (in tenpin bowling) to score (a specified amount): he bowled 120.
[C15: from French boule, ultimately from Latin bulla bubble]

bowl1

(boʊl)

n.
1. a rather deep, round dish or basin, used chiefly for holding liquids, food, etc.
2. the contents of a bowl.
3. a rounded, cuplike, hollow part: the bowl of a pipe.
4. a large drinking cup.
5. any bowl-shaped depression or formation.
6. amphitheater; stadium.
7. Also called bowl′ game`. an invitational postseason football game between two superior teams or for all-stars.
[before 950; Middle English bolle, Old English bolla; c. Old Norse bolli. See boll]
bowl′like`, adj.

bowl2

(boʊl)
n.
1. one of the biased or weighted balls used in lawn bowling.
2. bowls, (used with a sing. v.) sc lawn bowling.
3. a delivery of the ball in bowling or lawn bowling.
v.i.
4. to play at bowling or lawn bowling.
5. to move along smoothly and rapidly.
6. Cricket. to deliver the ball to be played by the batsman.
v.t.
7. to roll or trundle, as a ball or hoop.
8. to attain by bowling: She bowls a good game.
9. to knock or strike, as by the ball in bowling.
10. bowl over, to surprise greatly.
[1375–1425; late Middle English bowle, variant of boule < Middle French < Latin bulla bubble, knob; compare boil1, bola]

bowl


Past participle: bowled
Gerund: bowling

Imperative
bowl
bowl
Present
I bowl
you bowl
he/she/it bowls
we bowl
you bowl
they bowl
Preterite
I bowled
you bowled
he/she/it bowled
we bowled
you bowled
they bowled
Present Continuous
I am bowling
you are bowling
he/she/it is bowling
we are bowling
you are bowling
they are bowling
Present Perfect
I have bowled
you have bowled
he/she/it has bowled
we have bowled
you have bowled
they have bowled
Past Continuous
I was bowling
you were bowling
he/she/it was bowling
we were bowling
you were bowling
they were bowling
Past Perfect
I had bowled
you had bowled
he/she/it had bowled
we had bowled
you had bowled
they had bowled
Future
I will bowl
you will bowl
he/she/it will bowl
we will bowl
you will bowl
they will bowl
Future Perfect
I will have bowled
you will have bowled
he/she/it will have bowled
we will have bowled
you will have bowled
they will have bowled
Future Continuous
I will be bowling
you will be bowling
he/she/it will be bowling
we will be bowling
you will be bowling
they will be bowling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bowling
you have been bowling
he/she/it has been bowling
we have been bowling
you have been bowling
they have been bowling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bowling
you will have been bowling
he/she/it will have been bowling
we will have been bowling
you will have been bowling
they will have been bowling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bowling
you had been bowling
he/she/it had been bowling
we had been bowling
you had been bowling
they had been bowling
Conditional
I would bowl
you would bowl
he/she/it would bowl
we would bowl
you would bowl
they would bowl
Past Conditional
I would have bowled
you would have bowled
he/she/it would have bowled
we would have bowled
you would have bowled
they would have bowled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bowl - a round vessel that is open at the topbowl - a round vessel that is open at the top; used chiefly for holding food or liquids;
fish bowl, fishbowl, goldfish bowl - a transparent bowl in which small fish are kept
jorum - a large drinking bowl
mazer - a large hardwood drinking bowl
toilet bowl - the bowl of a toilet that can be flushed with water
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
2.bowl - a concave shape with an open topbowl - a concave shape with an open top  
concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature - a shape that curves or bends inward
3.bowl - a dish that is round and open at the top for serving foods
cereal bowl - a bowl for holding breakfast cereal
dish - a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food; "we gave them a set of dishes for a wedding present"
finger bowl - small bowl for rinsing the fingers at table
mixing bowl - bowl used with an electric mixer
porringer - a shallow metal bowl (usually with a handle); "the child was eating pottage from a porringer"
punch bowl - a large bowl for serving beverages; usually with a ladle
salad bowl - a large bowl for mixing and serving a salad
slop basin, slop bowl - a bowl into which the dregs of teacups and coffee cups are emptied at the table
soup bowl - a bowl for serving soup
4.bowl - the quantity contained in a bowlbowl - the quantity contained in a bowl  
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
5.bowl - a large structure for open-air sports or entertainmentsbowl - a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
coliseum, amphitheater, amphitheatre - an oval large stadium with tiers of seats; an arena in which contests and spectacles are held
ballpark, park - a facility in which ball games are played (especially baseball games); "take me out to the ballpark"
bullring - a stadium where bullfights take place
circus - (antiquity) an open-air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games
covered stadium, domed stadium, dome - a stadium that has a roof
field house - an athletic facility where athletes prepare for sport
football stadium - a stadium where football games are held
hippodrome - a stadium for horse shows or horse races
skybox - an elevated box for viewing events at a sports stadium
stand - tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade)
standing room - room for passengers or spectators to stand; "there was standing room for thousands more people"
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
tiered seat - seating that is arranged in sloping tiers so that spectators in the back can see over the heads of those in front
athletic field, playing area, playing field, field - a piece of land prepared for playing a game; "the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"
6.bowl - a large ball with finger holes used in the sport of bowlingbowl - a large ball with finger holes used in the sport of bowling
ball - round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games; "the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve"; "the mayor threw out the first ball"; "the ball rolled into the corner pocket"
bowling equipment - equipment used in bowling
finger hole - a hole for inserting a finger
thumbhole - a finger hole made to fit the thumb (as in a bowling ball)
7.bowl - a wooden ball (with flattened sides so that it rolls on a curved course) used in the game of lawn bowling
bowls, lawn bowling - a bowling game played on a level lawn with biased wooden balls that are rolled at a jack
ball - round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games; "the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve"; "the mayor threw out the first ball"; "the ball rolled into the corner pocket"
8.bowl - a small round container that is open at the top for holding tobaccobowl - a small round container that is open at the top for holding tobacco
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
pipe, tobacco pipe - a tube with a small bowl at one end; used for smoking tobacco
9.bowl - the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)
bowling - the playing of a game of tenpins or duckpins etc
actuation, propulsion - the act of propelling
Verb1.bowl - roll (a ball)
bowling - the playing of a game of tenpins or duckpins etc
roll, wheel - move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; "The President's convoy rolled past the crowds"
2.bowl - hurl a cricket ball from one end of the pitch towards the batsman at the other end
cricket - a game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11 players; teams take turns trying to score runs
hurl, hurtle, cast - throw forcefully
3.bowl - engage in the sport of bowling; "My parents like to bowl on Friday nights"
play - participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"
skittle - play skittles

bowl

1
noun
1. basin, plate, dish, vessel, container, mixing bowl, receptacle Put all the ingredients into a large bowl.
2. stadium, park (U.S. & Canad.), ground, stage, field, ring, enclosure, coliseum, amphitheatre the Crystal Palace Bowl

bowl

2
verb
1. throw, hurl, launch, cast, pitch, toss, fling, chuck (informal), lob (informal) He bowled each ball so well that we won two matches.
2. drive, travel, shoot, speed, tear, motor, proceed, barrel (along) (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), trundle It felt just like old times, to bowl down to Knightsbridge.
bowl someone over
1. knock down, fell, floor, deck (slang), overturn, overthrow, bring down People clung to trees as the flash flood bowled them over.
2. (Informal) surprise, amaze, stun, overwhelm, astonish, stagger, startle, astound, take (someone) aback, stupefy, strike (someone) dumb, throw off balance, sweep off your feet, dumbfound I was bowled over by India.
Translations
تَجْويفزبديةسلطانيةطاسَه، قَصْعَهكُرةٌ خَشَبِيَّه
mísamiskanáběrkanadhazovatvyřadit ze hry
skålskebladbocciakastepibehoved
kausspotipea
kulhokuppimaljavati
zdjela
táltálka
kasta í krikketkeila, leika keilukeiluspilskúlapípuhaus; spónblaîskál
ボウルボール
그릇사발
dubenėlisdubuo
bļodabumbagalviņakoka bumbaspēlēt bumbu ripināšanu
misamiska
guľahrať bowlslyžica na naberačkenadhadzovať
posodaskleda
skål
ชามถ้วย
chén

bowl

1 [bəʊl] N
1. (= large cup) → tazón m, cuenco m; (= dish) (for soup) → plato m sopero; (for washing up) → palangana f, barreño m; (for salad) → fuente f, ensaladera f
life isn't a bowl of cherries for her right nowactualmente su vida no es un camino de rosas or no es de color de rosa
2. (= amount) → plato m
3. (= hollow) [of lavatory] → taza f; [of spoon] → cuenco m; [of pipe] → cazoleta f; [of fountain] → tazón m
4. (US) (= stadium) → estadio m
5. (Geog) → cuenca f

bowl

2 [bəʊl]
A. N
1. (= ball) → bola f, bocha f
2. bowls (= game) (Brit) (on green) → bochas fpl; (= tenpin bowling) → bolos mpl, boliche m
B. VT (Cricket) [+ ball] → lanzar, arrojar (also bowl out) [+ batsman] → eliminar
C. VI
1. (Cricket) → lanzar
2. to go bowling (Brit) → ir a jugar a las bochas (US) → ir a jugar al boliche
3. we were bowling down Knightsbridge (on foot) → caminábamos por Knightsbridge a toda prisa; (in vehicle) → íbamos por Knightsbridge a toda velocidad
bowl along VI + ADV (on foot) → caminar a toda prisa; (in vehicle) → ir a toda velocidad
bowl over VT + ADV
1. (= knock down) → tumbar, derribar
2. (fig) → desconcertar, dejar atónito
we were quite bowled over by the newsla noticia nos desconcertó or sorprendió bastante
she bowled him overella lo dejó patidifuso

bowl

[ˈbəʊl]
n
(for eating)bol m
(for washing up)cuvette f
[toilet] → cuvette f
(= ball) → boule f
[pipe] → fourneau m
vi
(CRICKET)lancer (la balle)
bowl out
vt
(CRICKET) [+ batsman] → éliminer par lancer direct
to be bowled out → être éliminé par un lancer direct
bowl over
vt
(= knock down) → renverser
to be bowled over by sth (= captivated) → être émerveillé(e) par qchbow-legged [ˌbəʊˈlɛgd ˌbəʊˈlɛgɪd] adj
to be bow-legged → avoir les jambes arquées

bowl

1
n
Schüssel f; (smaller, shallow also, fingerbowl) → Schale f; (for sugar etc) → Schälchen nt; (for animals, prisoners also) → Napf m; (= punch bowl)Bowle f; (= washbowl also)Becken nt; a bowl of milkeine Schale/ein Napf Milch
(of pipe)Kopf m; (of spoon)Schöpfteil m; (of lavatory)Becken nt; (of lamp)Schale f; (of wineglass)Kelch m
(Geog) → Becken nt
(US: = stadium) → Stadion nt

bowl

2
n (Sport: = ball) → Kugel f ? also bowls
vi
(Bowls) → Bowling/Boccia/Boule spielen; (tenpin) → bowlen, Bowling spielen; (skittles) → kegeln
(Cricket) → werfen
(= travel: car, cycle etc) → brausen (inf); he came bowling down the streeter kam auf der Straße angerauscht (inf)
vt
(= roll) ballrollen; hoop alsotreiben
(Cricket) ballwerfen; batsmanausschlagen

bowl

1 [bəʊl] n
a. (for soup) → scodella; (for cereal, fruit) → coppetta; (mixing bowl) → terrina; (for salad) → insalatiera; (for washing up) → bacinella, catino
bowl of cornflakes → ciotola di cornflakes
bowl of soup → piatto di minestra
b. (hollow, of lavatory) → tazza; (of spoon) → incavo, cavo; (of pipe) → fornello
c. (Am) (stadium) → stadio
bowl over vt + advrovesciare (a terra) (fig) → lasciare strabiliato/a

bowl

2 [bəʊl]
1. vt (ball) → lanciare
2. vi (Cricket) → servire (Bowls) → tirare

bowl1

(bəul) noun
a wooden ball rolled along the ground in playing bowls. See also bowls below .
verb
1. to play bowls.
2. to deliver or send (a ball) towards the batsman in cricket.
3. to put (a batsman) out by hitting the wicket with the ball. Smith was bowled for eighty-five (= Smith was put out after making eighty-five runs).
ˈbowler noun
ˈbowling noun
(see also ninepins) the game of skittles, bowls or something similar.
bowls noun singular
a game played on a smooth green with bowls having a bias. a game of bowls.
ˈbowling-alley noun
1. a long narrow set of wooden boards along which one bowls at skittles.
2. a building which contains several of these.
ˈbowling-green noun
a smooth piece of grass for playing bowls on.
bowl over
to knock down. I was bowled over in the rush for the door; His generosity bowled me over.

bowl2

(bəul) noun
1. a round, deep dish eg for mixing or serving food etc. a baking-bowl; a soup bowl.
2. a round hollow part, especially of a tobacco pipe, a spoon etc. The bowl of this spoon is dirty.

bowl

وِعاء mísa skål Schüssel μπολ cuenco, tazón kulho bol zdjela insalatiera ボウル 그릇 kom bolle miska tigela чаша skål ชาม kase chén

bowl

n. bacín, taza.
References in classic literature ?
The girls couldn't help laughing, and felt better for it, though Meg shook her head at the young lady who could find consolation in a sugar bowl.
After a short and impressive pause, Chingachgook lighted a pipe whose bowl was curiously carved in one of the soft stones of the country, and whose stem was a tube of wood, and commenced smoking.
Thus unscrupulously did the old gentlewoman sacrifice the continuance, perhaps, of an ancient feathered race, with no better end than to supply her brother with a dainty that hardly filled the bowl of a tea-spoon
He affirmed that on returning one night from the neighboring village of Sing Sing, he had been overtaken by this midnight trooper; that he had offered to race with him for a bowl of punch, and should have won it too, for Daredevil beat the goblin horse all hollow, but just as they came to the church bridge, the Hessian bolted, and vanished in a flash of fire.
Grace being said, -- for those people have their grace as well as we --though Queequeg told me that unlike us, who at such times look downwards to our platters, they, on the contrary, copying the ducks, glance upwards to the great Giver of all feasts --Grace, I say, being said, the High Priest opens the banquet by the immemorial ceremony of the island; that is, dipping his consecrated and consecrating fingers into the bowl before the blessed beverage circulates.
Behind her is Kotrina, making her way cautiously, staggering beneath a similar burden; and half a minute later there appears old Grandmother Majauszkiene, with a big yellow bowl of smoking potatoes, nearly as big as herself.
I left John with the baby, and some biscuits in the oven; and I can't stay a moment, else John will burn up all the biscuits, and give the baby all the sugar in the bowl.
So I inverted a bowl over his head and cut away all the locks that hung below it.
But Sid's fingers slipped and the bowl dropped and broke.
You'll find a bowl o' crackers an' milk on your bureau, an' I don't want to hear a sound from you till breakfast time.
Joseph was bending over the fire, peering into a large pan that swung above it; and a wooden bowl of oatmeal stood on the settle close by.
But after a few days spent almost entirely out of doors she wakened one morning knowing what it was to be hungry, and when she sat down to her breakfast she did not glance disdainfully at her porridge and push it away, but took up her spoon and began to eat it and went on eating it until her bowl was empty.