bowl

I UK [bəʊl] / US [boʊl] noun [countable]
Word forms "bowl":
singular bowl plural bowls
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1)
a) a round container used for eating, serving, or preparing food

In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, sugar, and butter.

a bowl of fruit/soup

b) the food in a bowl, or the amount that a bowl contains

I always eat a bowl of cereal for breakfast.

2) a large container without a lid, used for holding liquids

a washing-up bowl

3) part of an object with a round shape like a bowl

the bowl of a spoon/pipe

a toilet bowl

4)
a) American used in the names of important American football games, played at the end of the season between the most successful teams
b) used in the names of some large sports stadiums in the US
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II UK [bəʊl] / US [boʊl] verb
Word forms "bowl":
present tense I/you/we/they bowl he/she/it bowls present participle bowling past tense bowled past participle bowled
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1)
a) [intransitive/transitive] to throw the ball towards the batsman in the sport of cricket, trying to hit the wicket
b) bowl or bowl out
[transitive] in cricket, to make the batsman leave the field, by hitting the wicket with the ball
2) [intransitive/transitive] to roll a ball across the ground in the sport of bowls or bowling
3) [intransitive] to travel, move, or progress very quickly and easily
bowl along/away/on etc:

The story bowls along at a great pace.

Phrasal verbs:

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Bowl — (b[=o]l), n. [F. boule, fr. L. bulla bubble, stud. Cf. {Bull} an edict, {Bill} a writing.] [1913 Webster] 1. 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • bowl — ‘round receptacle’ [OE] and bowl ‘ball used in bowls’ [15] come from different sources. The former (Old English bolle or bolla) comes ultimately from the Germanic base *bul , *bal , which was also the source of English ball, balloon, and ballot.… …   Word origins

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