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dish

dish

 
pronunciation:
dIsh
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
dish it out, dish out, do the dishes
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a container for serving or holding food, usu. open and somewhat flat.
I need that large dish to serve the vegetables in.There are always a lot of dishes to wash after a big holiday dinner.
similar words:
bowl, crock, cup, plate, platter, porringer, saucer, tureen
definition 2: the amount of food held in such a container.
I ate a big dish of ice cream.
synonyms:
bowl, dishful
similar words:
helping, plateful, portion, serving
definition 3: (pl.) items such as plates, bowls, glasses, and utensils that are used when eating and that will require washing after their use.
The children cleared the dishes from the table.We dried the dishes after dinner and put everything away.
definition 4: a certain kind of prepared food.
Moussaka is a Greek dish made with eggplant and ground meat.
synonyms:
meal
similar words:
fare, food, foodstuff, victuals
definition 5: a concave antenna, as for television or other communications.
They installed the new satellite dish on the roof.
synonyms:
antenna
definition 6: (slang) a physically attractive person, esp. a young woman.
He thought she was quite a dish in college.
synonyms:
eyeful
similar words:
beauty, knockout, stunner
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dished, dishes, dishing
definition 1: to serve (food) in a dish.
synonyms:
serve
similar words:
dispense, dole out, ladle, scoop, spoon
definition 2: to shape like a dish; make concave.
synonyms:
concave
similar words:
hollow
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phrase: dish it out
phrase: dish out
phrase: do the dishes
Word Builder: kinds of racks
  • dish rack:
    a rack for drying dishes.
  • dish towel:
    a towel for drying dishes.
  • dishcloth:
    a cloth for washing dishes.
  • dishrag:
    a cloth for washing dishes.
  • dishwasher:
    an appliance for washing dishes.
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