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Language: Old English
Origin: bolla

bowl

1 noun
     
bowl
Related topics: Sport
bowl1 S2 W3
1

container

[countable] 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)
2

amount

[countable] also bowlfulTM the amount of something contained in a bowl
bowl of
a bowl of rice
a bowl of fruit
3

game

a) DSO

bowls

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
4

ball

[countable] British EnglishDS a ball that you use in the game of bowls
5

shape

[countable]C the part of an object such as a spoon, pipe, toilet etc that is shaped like a bowl:
the bowl of a pipe
6

stadium

[countable usually singular] American EnglishDS a large stadium shaped like a bowl, where people go to watch special events, such as sports games or music concerts:
the Hollywood Bowl

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