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ladle

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noun la·dle \ˈlā-dəl\

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 \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

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

Definition of ladle

ladled

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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


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

  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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