Definitions of dish

  1. an activity that you like or at which you are superior; " chemistry is not my cup of tea"; " his bag now is learning to play golf"; " marriage was scarcely his dish"
  2. a very attractive or seductive looking woman
  3. provide ( usually but not necessarily food); " We serve meals for the homeless"; " She dished out the soup at 8 P. M."; " The entertainers served up a lively show"
  4. a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food; " we gave them a set of dishes for a wedding present"
  5. directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation
  6. the quantity that a dish will hold; " they served me a dish of rice"
  7. make concave; shape like a dish
  8. a particular item of prepared food; " she prepared a special dish for dinner"
  9. A vessel, as a platter, a plate, a bowl, used for serving up food at the table.
  10. The state of being concave, or like a dish, or the degree of such concavity; as, the dish of a wheel.
  11. A hollow place, as in a field.
  12. A trough about 28 inches long, 4 deep, and 6 wide, in which ore is measured.
  13. That portion of the produce of a mine which is paid to the land owner or proprietor.
  14. To put in a dish, ready for the table.
  15. To make concave, or depress in the middle, like a dish; as, to dish a wheel by inclining the spokes.
  16. To frustrate; to beat; to ruin.
  17. The food served in a dish; hence, any particular kind of food; as, a cold dish; a warm dish; a delicious dish. A dish fit for the gods.
  18. A deep or shallow hollow vessel with a rimmed edge, used for serving food; food served in a dish.
  19. To put into a dish for serving at table.
  20. A plate: a vessel in which food is served: the food in a dish: a particular kind of food.
  21. To put in a dish, for table.
  22. A shallow vessel, esp. for serving food; article of food.
  23. To put in a dish.
  24. To place in a dish or dishes; serve, as food.
  25. To make concave, as a wheel.
  26. To be or become concave.
  27. A concave vessel for serving food at meals.
  28. The food served in a dish.
  29. Concavity.
  30. Dishful.
  31. A shallow vessel for serving up food at the table; the food served in a dish; a particular kind of food; a concavity; a trough in which ore is measured.
  32. To put in a dish, as meat for table; to make concave like a dish; to disappoint and ruin, or do for See Discus.
  33. Any article of domestic use, broad and open, used for serving up food; also the contents of any such vessel.
  34. To put into a dish; in slang, to render useless; to damage.

Antonyms for dish


Quotes of dish

  1. What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish – W. H. Auden
  2. Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It's being able to take it as well as dish it out. That's the only way you're going to get respect from the players. – Larry Bird
  3. I would try doing a dish 30 different ways. – Heston Blumenthal
  4. I love to have battles of the wits with people that can dish fast and dirty- and it leads to problems occasionally, 'cause I can sound mean without attempting to be mean. – Alton Brown
  5. Looked like she was a cold dish with a man until you got her pants down, then she'd explode. – Gary Cooper
  6. Your idea of that dish has evolved, and if you're a cook, you can start thinking in different ways about it, maybe even a different way than I think about it. – Thomas Keller
  7. He looked at me as if I were a side dish he hadn't ordered. – Ring Lardner
  8. I make enemies deliberately. They are the sauce piquante to my dish of life. – Elsa Maxwell
  9. I like to cook, but mostly Greek. When I am confused or tired, I think about what I can cook. It takes you away from everything, as you are thinking only of your dish – Nana Mouskouri
  10. Why do otherwise sane, competent, strong men, men who can wrestle bears or raid corporations, shrink away in horror at the thought of washing a dish or changing a diaper? – Frank Pittman
  11. The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity, than the discovery of a new star. – Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
  12. I was eating in a Chinese restaurant downtown. There was a dish called Mother and Child Reunion. It's chicken and eggs. And I said, I gotta use that one. – Paul Simon
  13. I like cooking but I don't know much and whenever I enter the kitchen, my mother sends me out! Because whenever I try a dish from a book, it comes out bad. – Soundarya
  14. The only thing that counts is if you know how to prepare your ingredients. Even if with the best and freshest ingredients in the world, if your dish is tasteless or burnt, it's ruined. – Martin Yan

Usage examples for dish

  1. Wilt thee stay, and have a dish of tea with us? – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  2. Pour into a buttered pudding dish bake half an hour in a slow oven, and serve at once, before it begins to go down, with thick cream. – Cookery for Little Girls by Olive Hyde Foster
  3. A few dozen turns, and you have a dish worthy of a prince. – The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism. Volume 1 by Frederick Whymper
  4. He cocked an eye at the vessel himself and remarked: " Is that soap- dish faster than ours, or are we gaining?" – The Argus Pheasant by John Charles Beecham
  5. I took the cover off the dessert dish – The Old Die Rich by Horace Leonard Gold
  6. Before I take my pleasure at this wedding, I will hand my own dish round as well as any of you. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  7. Bake in greased dish slowly for one hour. – Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them (1918) by C. Houston Goudiss and Alberta M. Goudiss
  8. " Here's the butter dish – Ethel Morton at Chautauqua by Mabell S. C. Smith
  9. I was so occupied with it, that I could pay no heed to her remarks; but she was a wise woman, and knew that her husband was being cooked to a delicious turn, and that any interference on her part, would spoil the dish – How to Cook Husbands by Elizabeth Strong Worthington
  10. The steward came to Breckon's left shoulder with a dish and after an effort to serve himself from it he said, with a slight gasp, " The other side, please." – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  11. I cal'ate you'll be considabul help to me- dish washin' an' so on." – Uncle William The Man Who Was Shif'less by Jennette Lee
  12. Turn them out when cold, and it will make a beautiful dish – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  13. Mrs. Bindle banged the lid on a dish – Adventures of Bindle by Herbert George Jenkins
  14. A servant had followed her back into the room in a minute or two with a dish of meat and some bread; he set it on the table, and went out. – By What Authority? by Robert Hugh Benson
  15. May I have a dish of the ice cream to- day? – Prince and Rover of Cloverfield Farm by Helen Fuller Orton
  16. Never I eat from a china dish in my country; silver, all silver! – Nautilus by Laura E. Richards
  17. There was a splendid salmon, of twenty pounds weight, at one end of the board; and beside it, on the same dish a lake- trout of equal size and beauty. – Ungava by R.M. Ballantyne
  18. Raising the lid of the soap- dish there on the nice little pink cake of soap lay a note with " Emmy" written on it. – A Round Dozen by Susan Coolidge
  19. " I wish I knew how far off that is," says he; and he fell asleep with his head in the dish – The Irish Fairy Book by Various
  20. She had her choice betwixt a butter- dish and a cup, and she took the cup. – Aunt Jane of Kentucky by Eliza Calvert Hall

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