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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



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