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ladle

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noun la·dle \ ˈlā-dᵊl \

Definition of ladle

1 :a deep-bowled long-handled spoon used especially for dipping up and conveying liquids
2 :something resembling a ladle in form or function

ladleful

play \ˈlā-dᵊl-ˌfu̇l\ noun

Examples of ladle in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of ladle

Middle English ladel, from Old English hlædel, from hladan

ladle Synonyms


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ladle

verb

Definition of ladle

ladled; ladling play \ˈlād-liŋ, ˈlā-dᵊl-iŋ\
transitive verb
: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

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First Known Use of ladle

circa 1532

ladle Synonyms

Synonyms
bucket, lade, dip, scoop, spoon
Related Words
bail; deplete, drain, eliminate, empty, exhaust; bleed, draw (off); dish; slop; decant, draw, pump, siphon (also syphon), suction
Near Antonyms
pour; fill

LADLE Defined for English Language Learners

ladle

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noun

Definition of ladle for English Language Learners

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


ladle

verb

Definition of ladle for English Language Learners

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


LADLE Defined for Kids

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ladle

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noun la·dle \ ˈlā-dᵊl \

Definition of ladle for Students

:a large and deep spoon with a long handle that is used especially for serving liquids
  • a soup ladle

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ladle

verb

Definition of ladle for Students

ladled; ladling
:to take up and carry in a ladle


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