from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A long-handled spoon with a deep bowl for serving liquids.
- transitive v. To lift out or serve with a long-handled spoon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A deep-bowled spoon with a long, usually curved, handle.
- n. A container used in a foundry to transport and pour out molten metal
- v. to serve something with a ladle
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cuplike spoon, often of large size, with a long handle, used in lading or dipping.
- n. A vessel to carry liquid metal from the furnace to the mold.
- n. The float of a mill wheel; -- called also ladle board.
- n. An instrument for drawing the charge of a cannon.
- n. A ring, with a handle or handles fitted to it, for carrying shot.
- transitive v. To take up and convey in a ladle; to dip with, or as with, a ladle
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A long-handled dish-shaped utensil for dipping or conveying liquids.
- n. A similarly shaped instrument for drawing a charge from a cannon.
- n. The float-board of a mill-wheel; a ladle-board.
- n. In glass manufacturing, same as cuvette, 2.
- To lift or dip with a ladle; lade.
- n. A burghal duty charged on grain, meal, and flour brought to market for sale; the proceeds obtained from that duty: from the dish or vessel used to measure the grain or meal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. put (a liquid) into a container by means of a ladle
- v. remove with or as if with a ladle
- n. a spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle; frequently used to transfer liquids from one container to another
The soup-ladle is my delight, and I could almost take the dear old coffee-pot to bed with me ....
She said the ladle was a proper utensil - it just wasn't being used for the purpose it was created, and if I didn't like that fact I didn't have to eat the squash.
In this case the Indian name is given in full for the kind of ladle designated, plain ware.
Illustrated Catalogue of the Collections Obtained from the Pueblos of Zuñi, New Mexico, and Wolpi, Arizona, in 1881 Third Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1881-82, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1884, pages 511-594
(rhymes with "ladle"), and it soon lands on one of its four sides.
"When we had satisfied ourselves with the fish, one of the people who came with us from the last village approached, with a kind of ladle in one hand, containing oil, and in the other something that resembled the inner rind of the cocoanut, but of a lighter colour.
Rest a wide-mouth funnel on top of a jar and ladle in your goodies, leaving at least ¼-inch of head space.
Men would gather to labor all day and raise a barn for a young family in need; women would cook extra stew to ladle some onto the plate of a hungry neighbor.
Inside, volunteers man two huge iron cauldrons, scooping out a ladle of boiled white rice into each container.
At right, on a crumpled white cloth, a collection of kitchen implements is painstakingly composed—a tilted ladle, a gleaming jug, shiny copper cooking vessels and a favorite trompe l'oeil conceit of a knife on a diagonal that edges precariously into our space.
Then line the bowls with bread, ladle on the chickpeas and broth and let everyone garnish as they desire, and dig in.