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ladle

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noun la·dle \ˈlā-dəl\

Simple Definition of ladle

  • : a large and deep spoon with a long handle that is used for serving a liquid

Full Definition of ladle

  1. 1 :  a deep-bowled long-handled spoon used especially for dipping up and conveying liquids

  2. 2 :  something resembling a ladle in form or function

la·dle·ful play \-ˌfu̇l\ noun

Examples of ladle

  1. <the chef hunted for a ladle to add the chicken broth to the pot>



Origin of ladle

Middle English ladel, from Old English hlædel, from hladan


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with ladle


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ladle

verb la·dle

Simple Definition of ladle

  • : to take up and carry (a liquid) by using a large spoon : to serve (a liquid) with a ladle

Full Definition of ladle

la·dledla·dling play \ˈlād-liŋ, ˈlā-dəl-iŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to take up and convey in or as if in a ladle

Examples of ladle

  1. The soup was ladled into the bowls.

  2. ladling the wine into cups



Circa 1532

First Known Use of ladle

circa 1532


LADLE Defined for Kids

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ladle

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noun la·dle \ˈlā-dəl\

Definition of ladle

  1. :  a large and deep spoon with a long handle that is used especially for serving liquids <a soup ladle>




2

ladle

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verb la·dle

Definition of ladle

la·dledla·dling

  1. :  to take up and carry in a ladle





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