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bowl·ing

 (bō′lĭng)
n.
1.
a. A game played by rolling a ball down a wooden alley in order to knock down a triangular group of ten pins. Also called tenpins.
b. A similar game, such as duckpins or ninepins.
2. Lawn bowling.
3. The playing of one of these games.

bowling

(ˈbəʊlɪŋ)
n
1. (Bowls & Bowling) any of various games in which a heavy ball is rolled down a special alley, usually made of wood, at a group of wooden pins, esp the games of tenpin bowling (tenpins) and skittles (ninepins)
2. (Bowls & Bowling) the game of bowls
3. (Cricket) cricket the act of delivering the ball to the batsman
4. (Bowls & Bowling) (modifier) of or relating to bowls or bowling: a bowling team.

bowl•ing

(ˈboʊ lɪŋ)

n.
any of several games in which players roll balls at standing objects or toward a mark, esp. a game in which a heavy ball is rolled down a wooden alley at wooden pins.
[1525–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bowling - a game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of objects with the aim of knocking them over or moving thembowling - a game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of objects with the aim of knocking them over or moving them
game - a contest with rules to determine a winner; "you need four people to play this game"
frame - one of the ten divisions into which bowling is divided
tenpin bowling, tenpins - bowling down an alley at a target of ten wooden pins
ninepins, skittles - a bowling game that is played by rolling a bowling ball down a bowling alley at a target of nine wooden pins
duckpins - a bowling game using a pin smaller than a tenpin but proportionately wider
candlepin bowling, candlepins - a bowling game using slender bowling pins
bowls, lawn bowling - a bowling game played on a level lawn with biased wooden balls that are rolled at a jack
bocce, bocci, boccie - Italian bowling played on a long narrow dirt court
pocket - (bowling) the space between the headpin and the pins behind it on the right or left; "the ball hit the pocket and gave him a perfect strike"
convert - score (a spare)
2.bowling - (cricket) the act of delivering a cricket ball to the batsman
throw - the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist); "the catcher made a good throw to second base"
cricket - a game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11 players; teams take turns trying to score runs
Chinaman - a ball bowled by a left-handed bowler to a right-handed batsman that spins from off to leg
bosie, bosie ball, googly, wrong 'un - a cricket ball bowled as if to break one way that actually breaks in the opposite way
no ball - unlawfully delivered ball in cricket; "the umpire called it a no ball"
3.bowling - the playing of a game of tenpins or duckpins etc
playing - the action of taking part in a game or sport or other recreation
bowl, roll - the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)
run-up - the approach run during which an athlete gathers speed
bowl - roll (a ball)
Translations
بُولِينغلَعْبَة البولينْجلُعْبَةُ الكُرَةِ الخَشَبِيَّه
kuželkybowling
bowling
keilailu
kuglanje
tekézés
keiluspil, keila
テンピンボウリングボウリング
볼링텐핀 볼링
kegljanje
bowling
โบว์ลิ่งโบว์ลิ่งแบบตัวตั้งสิบตัว
bovlingbowlingbowling oyunu
trò chơi bowlingtrò chơi bowling mười con ky

bowling

[ˈbəʊlɪŋ]
A. N
1. (also tenpin bowling) → bolos mpl, boliche m
2. (on green) → bochas fpl
3. (Cricket) → lanzamiento m
B. CPD bowling alley Nbolera f, boliche m
bowling green Ncampo m de bochas
bowling match N (Brit) → concurso m de bochas

bowling

[ˈbəʊlɪŋ] n
(= ten-pin bowling) → bowling m
to go bowling → jouer au bowling
(CRICKET)service m, lancer mbowling alley nbowling mbowling green nterrain m de boules (gazonné et carré)

bowling

n
(Cricket) → Werfen nt; renowned for his fast bowlingfür seine schnellen Bälle berühmt
(= tenpin bowling)Bowling nt; (= skittles)Kegeln nt; to go bowlingbowlen/kegeln gehen

bowling

:
bowling alley
nBowlingbahn f
bowling green
nSpiel- or Rasenfläche ffür Bowling/Boccia/Boule

bowling

[ˈbəʊlɪŋ] n (indoor) → bowling m inv; (on grass) → gioco delle bocce

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.

bowling

بُولِينغ, لَعْبَة البولينْج bowling, kuželky bowling Bowling μπόουλινγκ, μπόουλινγκ με δέκα κορύνες bolos keilailu bowling kuglanje bowling テンピンボウリング, ボウリング 볼링, 텐핀 볼링 bowling bowling kręglarstwo, kręgle boliche, bowling боулинг, игра в кегли bowling โบว์ลิ่ง, โบว์ลิ่งแบบตัวตั้งสิบตัว bovling, bowling trò chơi bowling, trò chơi bowling mười con ky 保龄球, 十柱保龄球
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The occasion rested heavily upon Marija's broad shoulders--it was her task to see that all things went in due form, and after the best home traditions; and, flying wildly hither and thither, bowling every one out of the way, and scolding and exhorting all day with her tremendous voice, Marija was too eager to see that others conformed to the proprieties to consider them herself.
With a rattling song the starboard watch bent to their work and hove the cable short, then got the anchor home, and our bark moved off with a stately stride, and soon was bowling along at about two knots an hour.
We were now outside Thornfield gates, and bowling lightly along the smooth road to Millcote, where the dust was well laid by the thunderstorm, and, where the low hedges and lofty timber trees on each side glistened green and rain- refreshed.
Soon we were past the high lands and bowling beside low, sandy country, sparsely dotted with dwarf pines, and soon we were beyond that again and had turned the corner of the rocky hill that ends the island on the north.
He (the Count), however, could not conscientiously refuse to admit the ingenuity, magnificence, and superiority of the Fountain at the Bowling Green, as described by the Doctor.
When they had circumvented the laurel hedge, they came out on a sort of terrace of turf, which fell by one green step to an oblong lawn like a bowling green.
Well, I'm going to swim into the provinces, have a shave on the way, buy a new kit piecemeal, including a cricket-bag (which I really want), and come limping back to the Albany with the same old strain in my bowling leg.
A child came bowling its hoop through the concourse of birds, and Ralph threw his last crumbs of bread into the bushes with a snort of impatience.
The tree we selected is a ragged yew which consists of a broken trunk and one branch, and I viewed the ground with secret satisfaction, for it falls slightly at about four yards' distance from the tree, and this exactly suits my style of bowling.
As for the Saw-Horse, he made a wonderful record upsetting a fruit cart, overturning several meek looking men, and finally bowling over the new Guardian of the Gate -- a fussy little fat woman appointed by General Jinjur.
The stone caught the hyaenodon full upon the end of the nose, and sent him bowling over upon his back.
Not seeing the cause, their fear-ridden minds were free to attribute the ghastly work to supernatural causes, and with the thought they turned, screaming, from the hut, bowling over those who stood directly behind them in the exuberance of their terror.