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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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

ladleful

play \-ˌfu̇l\ noun

Examples of ladle in a sentence

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



Origin and Etymology of ladle

Middle English ladel, from Old English hlædel, from hladan


First Known Use: before 12th century


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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ladle

ladled

ladling

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 in a sentence

  1. The soup was ladled into the bowls.

  2. ladling the wine into cups



Circa 1532

First Known Use of ladle

circa 1532

Rhymes with ladle


LADLE Defined for Kids

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ladle

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noun la·dle \ˈlā-dəl\

Definition of ladle for Students

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




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ladle

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verb la·dle

Definition of ladle for Students

ladled

ladling

  1. :  to take up and carry in a ladle





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