Definition of bowl
1 : a concave usually nearly hemispherical vessel; specifically : a drinking vessel (as for wine)
2 : the contents of a bowl
3 : a bowl-shaped or concave part: as a : the hollow of a spoon or tobacco pipe b : the receptacle of a toilet
4 a : a natural formation or geographical region shaped like a bowl b : a bowl-shaped structure; especially : an athletic stadium
5 : a postseason football game between specially invited teams
Origin of bowl
Middle English bolle, from Old English bolla; akin to Old High German bolla blister
First Known Use: before 12th century
Origin of bowl
Middle English boule, from Middle French, from Latin bulla bubble
First Known Use: 15th century
Simple Definition of bowl
: to roll (a ball) towards something especially in the game of bowling or lawn bowling
: to play the game of bowling
: to get (a score) in a game of bowling
Full Definition of bowl
1 a : to participate in a game of bowling b : to roll a ball in bowling
2 : to travel smoothly and rapidly (as in a wheeled vehicle)
1 a : to roll (a ball) in bowling b (1) : to complete by bowling <bowl a string> (2) : to score by bowling <bowls 150>
2 : to strike with a swiftly moving object
Examples of bowl
I don't think I can bowl a 12-pound ball.
We bowl every Thursday night.
Do you like to bowl?
I haven't bowled since I was a kid.
She usually bowls around 150.
First Known Use of bowl
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