from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An open, generally shallow concave container for holding, cooking, or serving food.
- n. The containers and often the utensils used when eating: took out the dishes and silverware; washed the dishes.
- n. A shallow concave container used for purposes other than eating: an evaporating dish.
- n. The amount that a dish can hold.
- n. The food served or contained in a dish: a dish of ice cream.
- n. A particular variety or preparation of food: Sushi is a Japanese dish.
- n. A depression similar to that in a shallow concave container for food.
- n. The degree of concavity in such a depression.
- n. Electronics A dish antenna.
- n. Slang A good-looking person, especially an attractive woman.
- n. Informal Idle talk; gossip: "plenty of dish about her tattoos, her plastic surgeries, and her ever-younger inamorati” ( Louise Kennedy).
- transitive v. To serve (food) in or as if in a dish: dished up the stew.
- transitive v. To present: dished up an excellent entertainment.
- transitive v. To hollow out; make concave.
- transitive v. Informal To gossip about.
- transitive v. Chiefly British Slang To ruin, foil, or defeat.
- intransitive v. Informal To talk idly, especially to gossip.
- dish out To dispense freely: likes to dish out advice.
- idiom dish it out Slang To deal out criticism or abuse.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A vessel such as a plate for holding or serving food, often flat with a depressed region in the middle.
- n. The contents of such a vessel.
- n. A specific type of prepared food.
- n. Tableware (including cutlery, etc, as well as crockery) that is to be or is being washed after being used to prepare, serve and eat a meal.
- n. a type of antenna with a similar shape to a plate or bowl, as in satellite dish, radar dish
- n. A sexually attractive person.
- v. To put in a dish or dishes; serve, usually food.
- v. To gossip; to relay information about the personal situation of another.
- v. To make concave, or depress in the middle, like a dish.
- v. To frustrate; to beat; to ruin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A vessel, as a platter, a plate, a bowl, used for serving up food at the table.
- n. The food served in a dish; hence, any particular kind of food, especially prepared food
- n. The state of being concave, or like a dish, or the degree of such concavity.
- n. A hollow place, as in a field.
- n. A trough about 28 inches long, 4 deep, and 6 wide, in which ore is measured.
- n. That portion of the produce of a mine which is paid to the land owner or proprietor.
- n. anything with a discoid and concave shape, like that of a dish.
- n. an electronic device with a concave reflecting surface which focuses reflected radio waves to or from a point, used as a receiving or transmitting antenna; also called dish antenna. The dish is often shaped as a paraboloid so as to achieve a high sensitivity and enable reception of weak signals when used as a receiving antenna, or to focus transmitted signals into a narrow beam when used as a transmitting antenna.
- n. a very attractive woman or young lady, especaially one sexually attractive; -- sometimes considered offensive and sexist.
- n. a favorite activity, or an activity at which one excels.
- n. the quantity that a dish will hold, or a dish filled with some material.
- transitive v. To put in a dish, ready for the table.
- transitive v. To make concave, or depress in the middle, like a dish.
- transitive v. To frustrate; to beat; to ruin.
- transitive v. to talk about (a person) in a disparaging manner; to gossip about (a person).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put in a dish or dishes, as food; serve at table: often with up: as, to dish up the dinner.
- To cause to resemble a dish; make concave.
- To use up, as if by serving on a dish, or making a meal of; frustrate or disappoint; damage; ruin; cheat.
- To push or strike with the horns.
- To be concave or have a form resembling that of a dish: as, the wheel or the ground dishes. See I., 2.
- To form with a concave center, as a disk, a wheel, a running track, or a racing-track.
- In trotting, to throw the feet outward, moving them forward with a circular motion instead of in a straight line. Also paddle.
- n. Any rimmed and concave or hollow vessel, of earthenware, porcelain, glass, metal, or wood, used to contain food for consumption at meals.
- n. The food or drink served in a dish; hence, any particular kind of food served at table; a supply for a meal: as, a dish of veal or venison; a cold dish.
- n. In Eng. mining: A rectangular box about 28 inches long, 4 deep, and 6 wide, in which ore is measured.
- n. Formerly, in Cornwall, a measure holding one gallon, used for tin ore dressed ready for the smelter.
- n. A discus.
- n. The state of being concave or like a dish; concavity: as, the dish of a wheel.
- n. In mining: A small rough vessel used in diamond and gold washing: sometimes used attributively: as, he obtained good dish prospects after crudely crushing up the quartz.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. provide (usually but not necessarily food)
- n. the quantity that a dish will hold
- n. a very attractive or seductive looking woman
- n. a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food
- v. make concave; shape like a dish
- n. an activity that you like or at which you are superior
- n. a particular item of prepared food
- n. directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation
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