Meaning of BOWL in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ boʊl ]

( bowls, bowling, bowled)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


A bowl is a round container with a wide uncovered top. Some kinds of bowl are used, for example, for serving or eating food from, or in cooking, while other larger kinds are used for washing or cleaning.

Put all the ingredients into a large bowl...



The contents of a bowl can be referred to as a bowl of something.

...a bowl of soup.

N-COUNT : usu N of n


You can refer to the hollow rounded part of an object as its bowl .

He smacked the bowl of his pipe into his hand.

...the toilet bowl.

N-COUNT : usu with supp


Bowls is a game in which players try to roll large wooden balls as near as possible to a small wooden ball. Bowls is usually played outdoors on grass. ( BRIT; in AM, use lawn bowling )



A set of bowls is a set of round wooden balls that you play bowls with.

N-COUNT : usu pl


In a sport such as cricket, when a bowler bowls a ball, he or she sends it down the pitch towards a batsman.

I can’t see the point of bowling a ball like that...

He bowled so well that we won two matches.

VERB : V n , V


If you bowl along in a car or on a boat, you move along very quickly, especially when you are enjoying yourself.

Veronica looked at him, smiling, as they bowled along...

VERB : V prep / adv


A large stadium where sports or concerts take place is sometimes called a Bowl .

...the Crystal Palace Bowl.

...the Rose Bowl.

N-IN-NAMES : the n N


see also bowling , begging bowl , fruit bowl , mixing bowl , punch bowl , salad bowl , sugar bowl

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