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Definitions of bowl

  1. a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. roll (a ball), as in bowling Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a dish that is round and open at the top for serving foods Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a round vessel that is open at the top; used for holding fruit or liquids or for serving food Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a small round container that is open at the top for holding tobacco Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a wooden ball (with flattened sides) used in the game of bowls Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the quantity contained in a bowl Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a concave shape with an open top Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. go bowling Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. engage in the sport of bowling; "My parents like to bowl on Friday nights" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. roll (a ball) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. A concave vessel of various forms (often approximately hemispherical), to hold liquids, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Specifically, a drinking vessel for wine or other spirituous liquors; hence, convivial drinking. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The contents of a full bowl; what a bowl will hold. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The hollow part of a thing; as, the bowl of a spoon. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. 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
  17. An ancient game, popular in Great Britain, played with biased balls on a level plat of greensward. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. The game of tenpins or bowling. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To roll, as a bowl or cricket ball. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels; as, we were bowled rapidly along the road. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To pelt or strike with anything rolled. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To play with bowls. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To roll a ball on a plane, as at cricket, bowls, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To move rapidly, smoothly, and like a ball; as, the carriage bowled along. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. Bowler. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. A wooden ball used for rolling along the ground. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. 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.
  31. A round drinking-cup: the round hollow part of anything. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. 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.
  33. To roll as a bowl. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  34. To strike with a bowl; to roll. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  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. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. The sockets of the lamps of the golden candlestick of the tabernacle are called bowls ( Exodus 25:31 Exodus 25:33 Exodus 25:34 ; Exodus 37:17 Exodus 37:19 Exodus 37:20 ); the same word so rendered being elsewhere rendered "cup" ( Genesis 44:2 Genesis 44:12 Genesis 44:16 ), and wine "pot" ( Jeremiah 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 ( Zechariah 4:2 Zechariah 4:3 ); so also are the vessels used for libations ( Exodus 25:29 ; 37:16 ). biblestudytools.com
  46. b[=o]l, n. a wooden ball used for rolling along the ground.--v.t. and v.i. to play at bowls: to roll along like a bowl: to throw a ball, as in cricket.--ns. BOWL'ER, one who plays at bowls: one who bowls the ball in cricket; BOWL'ING, the act of playing at bowls, or of throwing a ball, as in cricket; BOWL'ING-AL'LEY, a long narrow covered place for bowling; BOWL'ING-GREEN, a green or grassy plat kept smooth for bowling. [Fr. boule--L. bulla.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  47. b[=o]l, n. a basin for domestic use, esp. of earthenware or porcelain, nearly hemispherical in shape: a large punch-bowl, for brewing punch in: a round drinking-cup, rather wide than deep--hence 'the bowl,' 'the flowing bowl,' as synonyms for conviviality; the round hollow part of anything. [A.S. bolla. See BOLE.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  48. Basin (hist., deep-shaped basin; now differing only as more dignified or poetic wd); drinking-vessel (the b., conviviality); contents of a b.; b.-shaped part of tobacco-pipe, spoon, balance, &c. Hence bowlful (2) n. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  49. 1. Wooden ball made slightly out of spherical shape to make it run curved course (BIAS). 2. Flattened or spherical wooden ball at skittles. 3. (Pl.) game played with bb. (sense 1) on grass, or with round balls in room. 4. (Dial.; pl.) skittles. [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  50. Play bb.; trundle (ball, hoop, &c.) along ground; go along by revolving or by means of wheels, esp. b. along, go fast& smoothly; (Cricket) deliver (ball, over, or abs.), knock off (bails) or down (wicket), dismiss (batsman; out or abs.), whence bowler n.; b. over, knock down, (fig.) disconcert, render helpless. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  51. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A concave vessel to hold liquors;—the hollow part of any thing. Cabinet Dictionary
  52. n. [Latin] A ball used for rolling on a level surface in play; a ball. Cabinet Dictionary
  53. A vessel to hold liquids; the hollow part of any thing; a basin, or fountain. Complete Dictionary
  54. Round mass rolled along the ground. Complete Dictionary

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