bowl

bowl
bowl1 [bōl]
n.
[ME bolle < OE bolla, cup, bowl < IE base * bhel-, to swell, inflate (see BALL1); infl. in OE by L bulla, bubble, ball]
1. a deep, rounded container or dish, open at the top
2. the capacity or contents of a bowl
3. a thing or part shaped like a bowl; specif.,
a) the rounded or hollow part of a spoon or smoking pipe: see PIPE
b) WASHBOWL
c) the basin of a toilet
d) a hollow land formation
4.
a) an amphitheater or stadium
b) any of various football games played annually after the regular season between teams selected for their superior records: in full bowl game
5. Archaic a large drinking vessel
bowllike
adj.
bowl2 [bōl]
n.
[ME & OFr boule < L bulla, bubble, knob: see BOIL1]
1. the wooden ball rolled at the target ball, or jack, in the game of lawn bowling: it is weighted or shaped to give it a bias when rolling
2. a roll of the ball in bowling or lawn bowling
3. a roller, drum, or wheel, as in some machines
vi.
1. to participate or take a turn in bowling or lawn bowling
2. to roll a ball with an underhand motion, as in bowling or lawn bowling
3. to move swiftly and smoothly [the car bowled steadily along]
4. Cricket to throw a ball to the batsman
vt.
1. to throw so as to make roll; roll
2. to make a score of in bowling [to bowl 180]
3. to cause to move along swiftly and smoothly, as on wheels
4. Cricket to put (a batsman out) by bowling the balls off the wicket
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bowl over
1. to knock over with or as with something rolled
2. Informal to astonish and confuse; stagger [the election results bowled them over]

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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