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Meaning of LADLE

Pronunciation:  'leydl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle; used to transfer liquids
  2. [v]  remove with or as if with a ladle; of liquids
  3. [v]  put (a liquid) into a container by means of a ladle; "ladle soup into the bowl"

LADLE is a 5 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: lade, laden
 See Also: dipper, grip, handgrip, handle, hold, lay, place, pose, position, put, remove, scoop, set, slop, soup ladle, take, take away, vessel, withdraw



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \La"dle\, n. [AS. hl[ae]del, fr. hladan to load, drain.
    See {Lade}, v. t.]
    1. A cuplike spoon, often of large size, with a long handle,
       used in lading or dipping.
             When the materials of glass have been kept long in
             fusion, the mixture casts up the superfluous salt,
             which the workmen take off with ladles. --Boyle.
    2. (Founding) A vessel to carry liquid metal from the furnace
       to the mold.
    3. The float of a mill wheel; -- called also {ladle board}.
    4. (Gun.)
       (a) An instrument for drawing the charge of a cannon.
       (b) A ring, with a handle or handles fitted to it, for
           carrying shot.
    {Ladle wood} (Bot.), the wood of a South African tree
       ({Cassine Colpoon}), used for carving.
  2. \La"dle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ladled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To take up and convey in a ladle; to dip with, or as with, a
    ladle; as, to ladle out soup; to ladle oatmeal into a kettle.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a ladle in your dream means that children will be a great source of your joy and pride. Seeing a broken ladle indicates grief and sorrow in love.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bail, bucket, calabash, cup, decant, dip, dipper, dish, dish out, dish up, fork, gourd, labis, lade, pour, scoop, shovel, soupspoon, spade, spatula, spoon, tablespoon, teaspoon, trowel