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Meaning of BOWL

Pronunciation:  bowl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a dish that is round and open at the top for serving foods
  2. [n]  a round vessel that is open at the top; used for holding fruit or liquids or for serving food
  3. [n]  a small round container that is open at the top for holding tobacco
  4. [n]  a wooden ball (with flattened sides) used in the game of bowls
  5. [n]  a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
  6. [n]  the quantity contained in a bowl
  7. [n]  a concave shape with an open top
  8. [v]  go bowling
  9. [v]  roll (a ball), as in bowling

BOWL is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: arena, bowlful, pipe bowl, stadium, trough
 See Also: amphitheater, amphitheatre, athletic field, ball, bullring, cereal bowl, circus, coliseum, concave shape, concavity, construction, container, containerful, covered stadium, dish, dome, domed stadium, field, field house, finger bowl, fish bowl, fishbowl, football stadium, goldfish bowl, hippodrome, incurvation, incurvature, jorum, mazer, mixing bowl, pipe, play, playing area, playing field, porringer, punch bowl, roll, salad bowl, skittle, slop basin, slop bowl, soup bowl, stand, standing room, stands, structure, tiered seats, tobacco pipe, toilet bowl, vessel, wheel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bowl\ (b[=o]l), n. [OE. bolle, AS. bolla; akin to Icel.
    bolli, Dan. bolle, G. bolle, and perh. to E. boil a tumor.
    Cf. {Boll}.]
    1. A concave vessel of various forms (often approximately
       hemispherical), to hold liquids, etc.
             Brought them food in bowls of basswood.
    2. Specifically, a drinking vessel for wine or other
       spirituous liquors; hence, convivial drinking.
    3. The contents of a full bowl; what a bowl will hold.
    4. The hollow part of a thing; as, the bowl of a spoon.
  2. \Bowl\ (b[=o]l), n. [F. boule, fr. L. bulla bubble, stud.
    Cf. {Bull} an edict, {Bill} a writing.]
    1. A ball of wood or other material used for rolling on a
       level surface in play; a ball of hard wood having one side
       heavier than the other, so as to give it a bias when
    2. pl. An ancient game, popular in Great Britain, played with
       biased balls on a level plat of greensward.
             Like an uninstructed bowler, . . . who thinks to
             attain the jack by delivering his bowl
             straightforward upon it.              --Sir W.
    3. pl. The game of tenpins or bowling. [U.S.]
  3. \Bowl\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bowled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To roll, as a bowl or cricket ball.
             Break all the spokes and fellies from her wheel, And
             bowl the round nave down the hill of heaven. --Shak.
    2. To roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels; as, we
       were bowled rapidly along the road.
    3. To pelt or strike with anything rolled.
             Alas, I had rather be set quick i' the earth, And
             bowled to death with turnips?         --Shak.
    {To bowl} (a player) {out}, in cricket, to put out a striker
       by knocking down a bail or a stump in bowling.
  4. \Bowl\, v. i.
    1. To play with bowls.
    2. To roll a ball on a plane, as at cricket, bowls, etc.
    3. To move rapidly, smoothly, and like a ball; as, the
       carriage bowled along.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of a bowl symbolizes the womb and sense of security. Consider the condition of the bowl and how it is treated or handled in the dream. This may offer clues as to how you feel you are being treated in a particular relationship.
Easton Bible Dictionary

The sockets of the lamps of the golden candlestick of the tabernacle are called bowls (Ex. 25:31, 33, 34; 37:17, 19, 20); the same word so rendered being elsewhere rendered "cup" (Gen. 44:2, 12, 16), and wine "pot" (Jer. 35:5). The reservoir for oil, from which pipes led to each lamp in Zechariah's vision of the candlestick, is called also by this name (Zech. 4:2, 3); so also are the vessels used for libations (Ex. 25:29; 37:16).

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