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Definitions of bowl

  1. To play at bowling; to roll a bowl; to move smoothly and rapidly like a ball; to aim a ball at a wicket. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To roll, as a bowl or cricket ball. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels; as, we were bowled rapidly along the road. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To pelt or strike with anything rolled. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To roll, as a bowl or ball; in cricket, to put out (a batsman) by bowling; to knock down; to prostrate; as, to bowl anyone over. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To strike with a bowl; to roll. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To roll; trundle along; hit with anything rolled; knock down; prostrate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To play with bowls. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To roll a ball on a plane, as at cricket, bowls, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To move rapidly, smoothly, and like a ball; as, the carriage bowled along. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To play with bowls; in cricket, to serve the ball smoothly; roll a bowl or a cricket ball; to move rapidly and smoothly like a ball. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To roll as a bowl. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. To roll a bowl; deliver a cricket-ball or the like, move smoothly, as on wheels. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. To roll as a bowl or ball; to pelt with anything rolled. To bowl out at cricket, to break down one's wicket by bowling. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. To roll as a bowl; to play at bowls. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. a dish that is round and open at the top for serving foods Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. a round vessel that is open at the top; used for holding fruit or liquids or for serving food Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. a small round container that is open at the top for holding tobacco Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. a wooden ball (with flattened sides) used in the game of bowls Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. the quantity contained in a bowl Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. a concave shape with an open top Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. engage in the sport of bowling; "My parents like to bowl on Friday nights" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. roll (a ball) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. A concave vessel of various forms (often approximately hemispherical), to hold liquids, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Specifically, a drinking vessel for wine or other spirituous liquors; hence, convivial drinking. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. The contents of a full bowl; what a bowl will hold. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. The hollow part of a thing; as, the bowl of a spoon. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. 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 rolled. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. An ancient game, popular in Great Britain, played with biased balls on a level plat of greensward. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. The game of tenpins or bowling. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. A circular hollow vessel for holding liquids; a large drinking cup, especially for wine; hence, convivial drinking; the hollow part of anything; as, the bowl of a spoon; a weighted ball of wood used in the games of bowls and skittles. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. Bowler. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  33. A wooden ball used for rolling along the ground. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. To play at bowls: to roll along like a bowl: to throw a ball, as in cricket. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  35. A round drinking-cup: the round hollow part of anything. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  36. A large round cup; the round, hollow part of anything; a wooden ball for rolling. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  37. A concave vessel, larger than a cup; a large goblet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. A large wooden ball for tenpins. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. A round hollow; a basin; a drinking-cup; the hollow part of anything. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  40. A ball of wood for rolling along the ground. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  41. A circular hollow vessel; a basin; a fountain; a wooden ball or large marble, used for play on a level plat of ground or in the room of a house. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for bowl

  1. The night came on as suddenly as though a great bowl had been turned over us. – History of California by Helen Elliott Bandini
  2. Don't let this bowl you over and make you savage. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
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