bowl1 S2 W3
a wide round container that is open at the top, used to hold liquids, food, flowers etc [↪ dish]:
Mix all the ingredients thoroughly in a large bowl.
Fill the bowl with water.
a mixing/serving bowl (=a bowl used for mixing foods or serving them)
Beat the butter in a mixing bowl until creamy and soft.
a soup/salad/cereal etc bowl (=a bowl to eat or serve soup, salad etc from)
the amount of something contained in a bowl
amount[countable] also bowlfulTM
a bowl of rice
a bowl of fruit
a) DSO British English [plural]
an outdoor game played on grass in which you try to roll big balls as near as possible to a small ball [= lawn bowling American English]
b) [countable usually singular]DSA
a special game in American football played by the best teams after the normal playing season:
the Rose Bowl
a ball that you use in the game of bowls
ball[countable] British EnglishDS
the part of an object such as a spoon, pipe, toilet etc that is shaped like a bowl:
the bowl of a pipe
a large stadium shaped like a bowl, where people go to watch special events, such as sports games or music concerts:
stadium[countable usually singular] American EnglishDS
the Hollywood Bowl