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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. the quantity that a dish will hold; " they served me a dish of rice"
  6. make concave; shape like a dish
  7. a particular item of prepared food; " she prepared a special dish for dinner"
  8. A vessel, as a platter, a plate, a bowl, used for serving up food at the table.
  9. The state of being concave, or like a dish, or the degree of such concavity; as, the dish of a wheel.
  10. A hollow place, as in a field.
  11. A trough about 28 inches long, 4 deep, and 6 wide, in which ore is measured.
  12. That portion of the produce of a mine which is paid to the land owner or proprietor.
  13. To put in a dish, ready for the table.
  14. To make concave, or depress in the middle, like a dish; as, to dish a wheel by inclining the spokes.
  15. To frustrate; to beat; to ruin.
  16. 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.
  17. A deep or shallow hollow vessel with a rimmed edge, used for serving food; food served in a dish.
  18. To put into a dish for serving at table.
  19. A plate: a vessel in which food is served: the food in a dish: a particular kind of food.
  20. To put in a dish, for table.
  21. A shallow vessel, esp. for serving food; article of food.
  22. To put in a dish.
  23. To place in a dish or dishes; serve, as food.
  24. To make concave, as a wheel.
  25. To be or become concave.
  26. A concave vessel for serving food at meals.
  27. The food served in a dish.
  28. Concavity.
  29. Dishful.
  30. 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.
  31. To put in a dish, as meat for table; to make concave like a dish; to disappoint and ruin, or do for See Discus.
  32. Any article of domestic use, broad and open, used for serving up food; also the contents of any such vessel.
  33. To put into a dish; in slang, to render useless; to damage.

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. 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
  4. I took the cover off the dessert dish. – The Old Die Rich by Horace Leonard Gold
  5. Mrs. Bindle banged the lid on a dish. – Adventures of Bindle by Herbert George Jenkins
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. She had her choice betwixt a butter- dish and a cup, and she took the cup. – Aunt Jane of Kentucky by Eliza Calvert Hall
  11. 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
  12. Never I eat from a china dish in my country; silver, all silver! – Nautilus by Laura E. Richards
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. " 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
  18. 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
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