from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A long-handled spoon with a deep bowl for serving liquids.
- transitive v. To lift out or serve with a long-handled spoon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A deep-bowled spoon with a long, usually curved, handle.
- n. A container used in a foundry to transport and pour out molten metal
- v. to serve something with a ladle
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cuplike spoon, often of large size, with a long handle, used in lading or dipping.
- n. A vessel to carry liquid metal from the furnace to the mold.
- n. The float of a mill wheel; -- called also ladle board.
- n. An instrument for drawing the charge of a cannon.
- n. A ring, with a handle or handles fitted to it, for carrying shot.
- transitive v. To take up and convey in a ladle; to dip with, or as with, a ladle
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A long-handled dish-shaped utensil for dipping or conveying liquids.
- n. A similarly shaped instrument for drawing a charge from a cannon.
- n. The float-board of a mill-wheel; a ladle-board.
- n. In glass manufacturing, same as cuvette, 2.
- To lift or dip with a ladle; lade.
- n. A burghal duty charged on grain, meal, and flour brought to market for sale; the proceeds obtained from that duty: from the dish or vessel used to measure the grain or meal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. put (a liquid) into a container by means of a ladle
- v. remove with or as if with a ladle
- n. a spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle; frequently used to transfer liquids from one container to another
Middle English, from Old English hlædel, from hladan, to draw out, lade.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English ladel, from Old English hlædel (Wiktionary)