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Definitions of bowl

  1. roll ( a ball), as in bowling
  2. a dish that is round and open at the top for serving foods
  3. a round vessel that is open at the top; used for holding fruit or liquids or for serving food
  4. a small round container that is open at the top for holding tobacco
  5. a wooden ball ( with flattened sides) used in the game of bowls
  6. the quantity contained in a bowl
  7. a concave shape with an open top
  8. engage in the sport of bowling; " My parents like to bowl on Friday nights"
  9. roll ( a ball)
  10. A concave vessel of various forms ( often approximately hemispherical), to hold liquids, etc.
  11. Specifically, a drinking vessel for wine or other spirituous liquors; hence, convivial drinking.
  12. The contents of a full bowl; what a bowl will hold.
  13. The hollow part of a thing; as, the bowl of a spoon.
  14. 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.
  15. An ancient game, popular in Great Britain, played with biased balls on a level plat of greensward.
  16. The game of tenpins or bowling.
  17. To roll, as a bowl or cricket ball.
  18. To roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels; as, we were bowled rapidly along the road.
  19. To pelt or strike with anything rolled.
  20. To play with bowls.
  21. To roll a ball on a plane, as at cricket, bowls, etc.
  22. To move rapidly, smoothly, and like a ball; as, the carriage bowled along.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. Bowler.
  27. A wooden ball used for rolling along the ground.
  28. To play at bowls: to roll along like a bowl: to throw a ball, as in cricket.
  29. A round drinking- cup: the round hollow part of anything.
  30. A large round cup; the round, hollow part of anything; a wooden ball for rolling.
  31. To roll as a bowl.
  32. To strike with a bowl; to roll.
  33. To roll; trundle along; hit with anything rolled; knock down; prostrate.
  34. To roll a bowl; deliver a cricket- ball or the like, move smoothly, as on wheels.
  35. A concave vessel, larger than a cup; a large goblet.
  36. A large wooden ball for tenpins.
  37. A round hollow; a basin; a drinking- cup; the hollow part of anything.
  38. A ball of wood for rolling along the ground.
  39. 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.
  40. To play at bowling; to roll a bowl; to move smoothly and rapidly like a ball; to aim a ball at a wicket.
  41. 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.
  42. To roll as a bowl; to play at bowls.

Usage examples for bowl

  1. The night came on as suddenly as though a great bowl had been turned over us. – History of California by Helen Elliott Bandini
  2. Don't let this bowl you over and make you savage. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  3. I have a most beautiful old glass bowl to put them in." – The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted by Katharine Ellis Barrett
  4. He will then spend the first half of the night in your bed and wash his hands in your bowl. – An American at Oxford by John Corbin
  5. The landlady made a sign for him to come into the kitchen, and placed a big bowl of coffee before him, with a nice yellow corn- cake, saying,- You can have this every morning, if you will, and something much better at dinner and supper time; for then there is cooking for the guests, and there is always something left over. – Rico And Wiseli Rico And Stineli, And How Wiseli Was Provided For by Johanna Spyri
  6. Get me a fire bowl. – Warrior of the Dawn by Howard Carleton Browne
  7. " Why," with a sudden thought, " there's the wishing- bowl. – Jewel's Story Book by Clara Louise Burnham
  8. Rantipore, or Rantampoor, is one of these, forty c to the W. to which are sent such nobles as are intended to be put to death, which is generally done two months after their arrival; when the governor brings them to the top of the wall, and giving them a bowl of milk, causes them to be thrown over the rocks. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII. by Robert Kerr
  9. A beautiful game can be made from number of Christmas tree candles of various colors and a bowl of water. – Study of Child Life by Marion Foster Washburne
  10. So a great multitude of arrow- heads was brought, and he resolved to make of them a memorial and to leave it behind him: from these then, they said, he made this bronze bowl and dedicated it in this place Exampaios. – The History Of Herodotus Volume 1(of 2) by Herodotus
  11. Gladys recognized the silver bowl with satisfaction. – Jewel's Story Book by Clara Louise Burnham
  12. " I would bowl a bit for you," he said. – A Tale of the Summer Holidays by G. Mockler
  13. There was a tradition at St. Cuthbert's, and a tradition seems to me a very dangerous possession unless carefully watched, that no wine was complete without a large bowl of milk punch. – Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate by Charles Turley
  14. She was filled with a great happiness because she had the bowl. – In the Days of the Guild by Louise Lamprey
  15. When my servants had left the room I challenged her to drink a bowl of punch with me, and this put her into a mood which asked for nothing but laughter, and which laughed to find itself deprived of reasoning power. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  16. There were white roses on the table in a silver bowl. – The Trumpeter Swan by Temple Bailey
  17. I could imagine how they must have drove things around the punch- bowl with Clancy to the wheel. – The Seiners by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
  18. I looked at Drake- the spell of the bowl was heavy upon him, his face drawn. – The Metal Monster by A. Merritt
  19. The burghers did not always lie behind their shelter until the enemy had come within several hundred yards and then bowl them over with deadly accuracy. – With the Boer Forces by Howard C. Hillegas
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