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Bowl meaning

bowl - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. engage in the sport of bowling; " My parents like to bowl on Friday nights"
  2. 2. roll ( a ball)
  3. 3. A concave vessel of various forms ( often approximately hemispherical), to hold liquids, etc.
  4. 4. Specifically, a drinking vessel for wine or other spirituous liquors; hence, convivial drinking.
  5. 5. The contents of a full bowl; what a bowl will hold.
  6. 6. The hollow part of a thing; as, the bowl of a spoon.
  7. 7. A ball of wood or other material used for rolling on a level surface in play; a ball of hard wood having one side heavier than the other, so as to give it a bias when rolled.
  8. 8. The game of tenpins or bowling.
  9. 9. To roll, as a bowl or cricket ball.
  10. 10. To roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels; as, we were bowled rapidly along the road.
  11. 11. To pelt or strike with anything rolled.
  12. 12. To play with bowls.
  13. 13. To roll a ball on a plane, as at cricket, bowls, etc.
  14. 14. To move rapidly, smoothly, and like a ball; as, the carriage bowled along.
  15. 15. A large round cup; the round, hollow part of anything; a wooden ball for rolling.
  16. 16. To roll as a bowl.
  17. 17. To strike with a bowl; to roll.

bowl - examples of usage

  1. Conrad went to the neat- set bowl in Fulkerson's comfortable room and washed the blood away, and kept bathing the wound with the cold water till it stopped bleeding. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. Then in the pause that followed the Queen of Appamatuck came forward and held out to Smith a bowl of water for him to wash his hands in. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. He looked at its bowl reflectively, and then began to talk to Norah about the children. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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