noun \ˈlā-dəl\

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

Full Definition of LADLE

:  a deep-bowled long-handled spoon used especially for dipping up and conveying liquids
:  something resembling a ladle in form or function
la·dle·ful \-ˌfl\ 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



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

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

Full Definition of LADLE

transitive verb
:  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

First Known Use of LADLE

circa 1532

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Rhymes with LADLE


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