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dish

noun \ ˈdish \

Definition of dish

1 a :a more or less concave vessel from which food is served
b :the contents of a dish
  • a dish of strawberries
2 a :food prepared in a particular way
b :something one particularly enjoys :cup of tea
3 a (1) :any of various shallow concave vessels; broadly :anything shallowly concave
(2) :a directional receiver having a concave usually parabolic reflector; especially :one used as a microwave or radar antenna
b :the state of being concave or the degree of concavity
4 a :something that is favored
  • entertainment that is just his dish
b :an attractive or sexy person
5 :gossip 2a
  • the latest dish

Examples of dish in a Sentence

  1. a small dish of ice cream

  2. Each person made a dish for the potluck supper.

  3. The restaurant serves some of my favorite dishes.

  4. We piled all the dishes in the sink after dinner.

  5. Will you wash the breakfast dishes, please?

  6. a sink full of dirty dishes

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Origin and Etymology of dish

Middle English, from Old English disc plate, from Latin discus quoit, disk, dish, from Greek diskos, from dikein to throw

dish Synonyms

Synonyms
vessel
Antonyms
dog
Related Words
bowl, casserole, charger, cup, plate, platter, salver, saucer, server, tray, waiter

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dish

verb

Definition of dish

transitive verb
1 :to put (something, such as food for serving) into a dish often used with up
2 :present usually used with up
3 :to make concave like a dish
4 :to disclose or discuss especially publicly
  • dish the dirt
5 :to pass (a basketball) to a teammate often used with off
intransitive verb
1 :gossip; also :to disclose private or personal information
2 :to pass a basketball to a teammate often used with off

Examples of dish in a Sentence

  1. The two of them are always dishing about their coworkers.

  2. for someone who claims to mind her own business, she sure knows how to dish

Recent Examples of dish from the Web

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First Known Use of dish

14th century

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DISH Defined for English Language Learners

dish

noun

Definition of dish for English Language Learners

  • : a shallow container that you cook or serve food in; specifically : a shallow bowl

  • : the food served in a dish

  • : food that is prepared in a particular way


dish

verb

Definition of dish for English Language Learners

  • : to talk about the personal life of someone else


DISH Defined for Kids

dish

noun \ ˈdish \

Definition of dish for Students

1 :a usually round shallow container used for cooking or serving food
2 dishes plural :all items (as plates and silverware) used for cooking and eating food
  • Would you dry the dishes?
3 :the food in a container for serving or eating
  • a dish of strawberries
4 :food that is prepared in a particular way
  • an Italian dish
5 :a round shallow object
  • a radar dish


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