Definition of Dish out

1. Verb. Administer or bestow, as in small portions. "They dish out the people the food"; "The machine dispenses soft drinks"

2. Verb. Provide (usually but not necessarily food). "The chefs dish out the vegetables"; "The entertainers served up a lively show"
Exact synonyms: Dish, Dish Up, Serve, Serve Up
Specialized synonyms: Plank
Related verbs: Help, Serve
Generic synonyms: Cater, Ply, Provide, Supply
Derivative terms: Dish, Dish, Dish

Definition of Dish out

1. Verb. (transitive) To put (food) on to a dish ready for eating. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To distribute (a thing). ¹

3. Verb. (transitive figuratively) To distribute or deliver something. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dish Out

dish aerial
dish antenna
dish bitch
dish face
dish out (current term)
dish pig
dish rack
dish racks
dish stand
dish the dirt
dish towel
dish up
dish washer

Literary usage of Dish out

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cook's Dictionary and House-keeper's Directory: A New Family Manual of by Richard Dolby (1830)
"... the chips upon the edge of the dish, out of the syrup, and ьо f?t them by. Keep turning them until they have absorbed all the syrup, but take care that ..."

2. Virginia Cookery-book by Mary Stuart Smith (1912)
"To Make a Handsome dish out of an Old Hen.—Brunswick Stew.—Stewed Pigeons.—Rice Pie. BEEFSTEAK. THE finest beef is required for really good steak. ..."

3. Feeds and Feeding Abridged by William Arnon Henry, Frank Barron Morrison (1915)
"For example, when a dog was given a false meal, and the swallowed food fell out of the fistula, or opening, in the throat and back into the dish out of ..."

4. Notes on the Bedouins and Wahábys: Collected During His Travels in the East by John Lewis Burckhardt (1831)
"... bringing with him the copper dish, out of which they had eaten when he received them as guests. When he arrives at the tent of the robbers' sheikh, ..."

5. Bible Baptism: Or, The Immerser Instructed, from Various Sources by James E. Quaw (1844)
"As it would be inconsistent with common propriety for each of two persons to immerse or put a hand entirely under the food in a dish out of which they and ..."

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