American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An open, generally shallow concave container for holding, cooking, or serving food.
- n. The containers and often the utensils used when eating: took out the dishes and silverware; washed the dishes.
- n. A shallow concave container used for purposes other than eating: an evaporating dish.
- n. The amount that a dish can hold.
- n. The food served or contained in a dish: a dish of ice cream.
- n. A particular variety or preparation of food: Sushi is a Japanese dish.
- n. A depression similar to that in a shallow concave container for food.
- n. The degree of concavity in such a depression.
- n. Electronics A dish antenna.
- n. Slang A good-looking person, especially an attractive woman.
- n. Informal Idle talk; gossip: "plenty of dish about her tattoos, her plastic surgeries, and her ever-younger inamorati” ( Louise Kennedy).
- v. To serve (food) in or as if in a dish: dished up the stew.
- v. To present: dished up an excellent entertainment.
- v. To hollow out; make concave.
- v. Informal To gossip about.
- v. Chiefly British Slang To ruin, foil, or defeat.
- v. Informal To talk idly, especially to gossip.
- dish out To dispense freely: likes to dish out advice.
- idiom. dish it out Slang To deal out criticism or abuse.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any rimmed and concave or hollow vessel, of earthenware, porcelain, glass, metal, or wood, used to contain food for consumption at meals. Originally applied to very shallow or flat vessels, as plates and platters, the term now usually includes any large open vessel, more or less deep, and with or without a cover, used to contain food or table-drink, such as tea, coffee, or chocolate. The use of the term to include drinking-vessels, as bowls and cups, is less common and seems to be obsolescent, except as such vessels are included in the collective plural dishes. A set of dishes includes all the vessels (except drinking-glasses) requisite for furnishing a table, as platters, plates of various sizes, vessels for vegetables, fruits, preserves, etc., tureens, bowls, and cups and saucers.
- n. The food or drink served in a dish; hence, any particular kind of food served at table; a supply for a meal: as, a dish of veal or venison; a cold dish.
- n. In Eng. mining: A rectangular box about 28 inches long, 4 deep, and 6 wide, in which ore is measured.
- n. Formerly, in Cornwall, a measure holding one gallon, used for tin ore dressed ready for the smelter.
- n. A discus.
- n. The state of being concave or like a dish; concavity: as, the dish of a wheel.
- To put in a dish or dishes, as food; serve at table: often with up: as, to dish up the dinner.
- To cause to resemble a dish; make concave. Thus, a carriage-wheel is said to be dished when the spokes (either by construction or as the result of accident) are inclined to the nave, so that the wheel is concave on one side.
- To use up, as if by serving on a dish, or making a meal of; frustrate or disappoint; damage; ruin; cheat.
- To push or strike with the horns.
- To be concave or have a form resembling that of a dish: as, the wheel or the ground dishes. See I., 2.
- n. In mining: A small rough vessel used in diamond and gold washing: sometimes used attributively: as, he obtained good dish prospects after crudely crushing up the quartz.
- To form with a concave center, as a disk, a wheel, a running track, or a racing-track.
- In trotting, to throw the feet outward, moving them forward with a circular motion instead of in a straight line. Also paddle.
- n. A vessel such as a plate for holding or serving food, often flat with a depressed region in the middle.
- n. The contents of such a vessel.
- n. A specific type of prepared food.
- n. in the plural Tableware (including cutlery, etc, as well as crockery) that is to be or is being washed after being used to prepare, serve and eat a meal.
- n. a type of antenna with a similar shape to a plate or bowl, as in satellite dish, radar dish
- n. slang A sexually attractive person.
- v. transitive To put in a dish or dishes; serve, usually food.
- v. informal, slang To gossip; to relay information about the personal situation of another.
- v. transitive To make concave, or depress in the middle, like a dish.
- v. slang, archaic, transitive To frustrate; to beat; to ruin.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A vessel, as a platter, a plate, a bowl, used for serving up food at the table.
- n. The food served in a dish; hence, any particular kind of food, especially prepared food
- n. The state of being concave, or like a dish, or the degree of such concavity.
- n. A hollow place, as in a field.
- n. A trough about 28 inches long, 4 deep, and 6 wide, in which ore is measured.
- n. That portion of the produce of a mine which is paid to the land owner or proprietor.
- n. anything with a discoid and concave shape, like that of a dish.
- n. an electronic device with a concave reflecting surface which focuses reflected radio waves to or from a point, used as a receiving or transmitting antenna; also called
dish antenna. The dish is often shaped as a paraboloid so as to achieve a high sensitivity and enable reception of weak signals when used as a receiving antenna, or to focus transmitted signals into a narrow beam when used as a transmitting antenna.
- n. slang a very attractive woman or young lady, especaially one sexually attractive; -- sometimes considered offensive and sexist.
- n. slang a favorite activity, or an activity at which one excels.
- n. the quantity that a dish will hold, or a dish filled with some material.
- v. To put in a dish, ready for the table.
- v. To make concave, or depress in the middle, like a dish.
- v. Low To frustrate; to beat; to ruin.
- v. slang to talk about (a person) in a disparaging manner; to gossip about (a person).
- v. provide (usually but not necessarily food)
- n. the quantity that a dish will hold
- n. a very attractive or seductive looking woman
- n. a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food
- v. make concave; shape like a dish
- n. an activity that you like or at which you are superior
- n. a particular item of prepared food
- n. directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation
- From Old English disc from West Proto-Germanic *diskaz, from Latin discus. Cognate with Dutch disch ("table"), German Tisch ("table"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English disc, from Latin discus; see disk. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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