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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 ball, traditionally made of wood, that is weighted or slightly flattened so as to roll with a bias, used in lawn bowling.
2. A roll or throw of a ball in lawn bowling and other bowling games.
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: I bowl every Thursday night in a league.
b. To throw or roll a ball in a game of bowling: It's your turn to bowl.
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 sportscar bowled along through the countryside.
v.tr.
1. To throw or roll (a ball).
2.
a. To make (a specified score) in bowling: placed first by bowling 237; bowled a strike in the first frame.
b. To perform (a specified amount, as a string or game) in bowling: She bowled eight frames before deciding to use a different ball.
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: The swimmer was bowled over by the wave.
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.]

bowls

(bəʊlz)
n (functioning as singular)
1. (Bowls & Bowling)
a. a game played on a bowling green in which a small bowl (the jack) is pitched from a mark and two opponents or opposing teams take turns to roll biased wooden bowls towards it, the object being to finish as near the jack as possible
b. (as modifier): a bowls tournament.
2. (Bowls & Bowling) skittles or tenpin bowling
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bowls - a bowling game played on a level lawn with biased wooden balls that are rolled at a jackbowls - a bowling game played on a level lawn with biased wooden balls that are rolled at a jack
bowling - a game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of objects with the aim of knocking them over or moving them
bowl - a wooden ball (with flattened sides so that it rolls on a curved course) used in the game of lawn bowling
jack - a small ball at which players aim in lawn bowling
Translations
لُعْبَةِ الكُرَةِ الخَشَبِيَّه
koule
boccia
teke
graskeiluleikur
tahta top oyunu

bowls

[ˈbəʊlz] n(jeu m de) boules fpl
to play bowls → jouer aux boulesbow tie [ˌbəʊˈtaɪ] nnœud m papillonbow window [ˌbəʊˈwɪndəʊ] nbow-window m (en arc de cercle), oriel m

bowls

nBowling nt; (Italian, German) → Boccia nt; (French) → Boule nt

bowls

[bəʊlz] nsggioco 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.
References in classic literature ?
I had a young friend who set up housekeeping with six sheets, but she had finger bowls for company and that satisfied her," said Mrs.
What had been the counter or "bar" of the saloon, gorgeous in white and gold, now sawn in two and divided, was set up on opposite sides of the room as separate dressing-tables, decorated with huge bunches of azaleas, that hid the rough earthenware bowls, and gave each table the appearance of a vestal altar.
And then there were apple pies, and peach pies, and pumpkin pies; besides slices of ham and smoked beef; and moreover delectable dishes of preserved plums, and peaches, and pears, and quinces; not to mention broiled shad and roasted chickens; together with bowls of milk and cream, all mingled higgledy- pigglely, pretty much as I have enumerated them, with the motherly teapot sending up its clouds of vapor from the midst-- Heaven bless the mark
So, bit by bit, the feast takes form--there is a ham and a dish of sauerkraut, boiled rice, macaroni, bologna sausages, great piles of penny buns, bowls of milk, and foaming pitchers of beer.
I never did see ladies doin' no sich; my old Missis nor Miss Marie never did, and I don't see no kinder need on 't;" and Dinah stalked indignantly about, while Miss Ophelia piled and sorted dishes, emptied dozens of scattering bowls of sugar into one receptacle, sorted napkins, table-cloths, and towels, for washing; washing, wiping, and arranging with her own hands, and with a speed and alacrity which perfectly amazed Dinah.
At the point which I had reached in a preceding paragraph of this account, the situation was as follows: two horses lay dying; the bull had scattered his persecutors for the moment, and stood raging, panting, pawing the dust in clouds over his back, when the man that had been wounded returned to the ring on a remount, a poor blindfolded wreck that yet had something ironically military about his bearing - and the next moment the bull had ripped him open and his bowls were dragging upon the ground: and the bull was charging his swarm of pests again.
Heaped up on the floor, to form a kind of throne, were turkeys, geese, game, poultry, brawn, great joints of meat, sucking-pigs, long wreaths of sausages, mince-pies, plum-puddings, barrels of oysters, red-hot chestnuts, cherry-cheeked apples, juicy oranges, luscious pears, immense twelfth-cakes, and seething bowls of punch, that made the chamber dim with their delicious steam.
With that, she pounced upon me, like an eagle on a lamb, and my face was squeezed into wooden bowls in sinks, and my head was put under taps of water-butts, and I was soaped, and kneaded, and towelled, and thumped, and harrowed, and rasped, until I really was quite beside myself.
Now they would have said farewell, but Dingaan forbade them, saying that they must not go yet: first they must eat and see the soldiers dance a little, and he commanded dishes of boiled flesh which had been made ready and bowls of milk to be brought to them.
It was as if I were the mark of that ghastly game of bowls.
The savages now produced large bowls full of rice prepared with cocoanut oil, of which my crazy comrades ate eagerly, but I only tasted a few grains, understanding clearly that the object of our captors was to fatten us speedily for their own eating, and this was exactly what happened.
As they grew up, the father of Quiteria made up his mind to refuse Basilio his wonted freedom of access to the house, and to relieve himself of constant doubts and suspicions, he arranged a match for his daughter with the rich Camacho, as he did not approve of marrying her to Basilio, who had not so large a share of the gifts of fortune as of nature; for if the truth be told ungrudgingly, he is the most agile youth we know, a mighty thrower of the bar, a first-rate wrestler, and a great ball-player; he runs like a deer, and leaps better than a goat, bowls over the nine-pins as if by magic, sings like a lark, plays the guitar so as to make it speak, and, above all, handles a sword as well as the best.