Definition of Bowl

1. Noun. A round vessel that is open at the top; used chiefly for holding food or liquids.

Specialized synonyms: Fish Bowl, Fishbowl, Goldfish Bowl, Jorum, Mazer, Toilet Bowl
Generic synonyms: Vessel



2. Verb. Roll (a ball).
Category relationships: Bowling
Generic synonyms: Roll, Wheel
Derivative terms: Bowler

3. Noun. A concave shape with an open top.
Exact synonyms: Trough
Generic synonyms: Concave Shape, Concavity, Incurvation, Incurvature

4. Verb. Hurl a cricket ball from one end of the pitch towards the batsman at the other end.
Category relationships: Cricket
Generic synonyms: Cast, Hurl, Hurtle

5. Noun. A dish that is round and open at the top for serving foods.

6. Verb. Engage in the sport of bowling. "My parents like to bowl on Friday nights"
Generic synonyms: Play
Specialized synonyms: Skittle
Derivative terms: Bowler

7. Noun. The quantity contained in a bowl.
Exact synonyms: Bowlful
Generic synonyms: Containerful

8. Noun. A large structure for open-air sports or entertainments.

9. Noun. A large ball with finger holes used in the sport of bowling.
Exact synonyms: Bowling Ball
Generic synonyms: Ball
Group relationships: Bowling Equipment
Terms within: Finger Hole, Thumbhole

10. Noun. A wooden ball (with flattened sides so that it rolls on a curved course) used in the game of lawn bowling.
Group relationships: Bowls, Lawn Bowling
Generic synonyms: Ball

11. Noun. A small round container that is open at the top for holding tobacco.
Exact synonyms: Pipe Bowl
Generic synonyms: Container
Group relationships: Pipe, Tobacco Pipe

12. Noun. The act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling).
Exact synonyms: Roll
Group relationships: Bowling
Generic synonyms: Actuation, Propulsion

Definition of Bowl

1. n. A concave vessel of various forms (often approximately hemispherical), to hold liquids, etc.

2. n. 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.

3. v. t. To roll, as a bowl or cricket ball.

4. v. i. To play with bowls.

Definition of Bowl

1. Noun. A roughly hemispherical container used to hold, mix or present food, such as salad, fruit or soup, or other items. ¹

2. Noun. As much as is held by a bowl. ¹

3. Noun. A haircut in which straight hair is cut at an even height around the edges, forming a bowl shape. ¹

4. Noun. A round crater (or similar) in the ground. ¹

5. Noun. The part of a spoon that holds content, as opposed to the handle. ¹

6. Noun. a part of a pipe or bong packed with marijuana for smoking ¹

7. Noun. (context: American football) a major game between leading teams in their respective leagues (i.e. Rose Bowl, Superbowl) ¹

8. Noun. The ball rolled by players in the game of lawn bowls. ¹

9. Noun. The action of bowling a ball. ¹

10. Noun. (context: in the plural but used with a singular verb) The game of bowls. ¹

11. Noun. (American football) an important annual game, such as the Orange Bowl, the Rose Bowl, or the Super Bowl ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To roll or throw (a ball) in the correct manner in cricket and similar games and sports. ¹

13. Verb. (intransitive) To throw the ball (in cricket and similar games and sports). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bowl

1. to play at bowling [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Bowl

1. 1. A concave vessel of various forms (often approximately hemisherical), to hold liquids, etc. "Brought them food in bowls of basswood." (Longfellow) 2. Specifically, a drinking vessel for wine or other spirituous liquors; hence, convival drinking. 3. The contents of a full bowl; what a bowl will hold. 4. The bollow part of a thing; as, the bowl of a spoon. Origin: OE. Bolle, AS. Bolla; akin to Icel. Bolli, Dan. Bolle, G. Bolle, and perh. To E. Boil a tumour. Cf. Boll. 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 rolled. 2. 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. Scott) 3. The game of tenpins or bowling. Origin: F. Boule, fr. L. Bulla bubble, stud. Cf. Bull an edict, Bill a writing. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bowl

bowhunter
bowhunters
bowhunting
bowieite
bowing
bowing and scraping
bowing out
bowingly
bowings
bowk
bowked
bowkin
bowknot
bowknots
bowks
bowl (current term)
bowl-off
bowl-out
bowl-outs
bowl-shaped
bowl a googly
bowl barrow
bowl cut
bowl cuts
bowl of cherries
bowl out
bowl over
bowl pack
bowlder
bowlderisation

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