Meaning of BOWL in English

BOWL

~ 1

■ noun

1》 a round, deep dish or basin.

↘a rounded, concave part of an object.

↘ Geography a natural basin.

2》 [in names ] chiefly N. Amer. a stadium for sporting or musical events.

↘an American football game played after the season between leading teams.

Derivatives

~ful noun ( plural ~fuls ).

Origin

OE bolle , bolla , of Gmc origin; related to boll .

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~ 2

■ noun

1》 a wooden or hard rubber ball used in the game of ~s.

↘a large ball used in tenpin ~ing or skittles.

2》 a spell of ~ing in cricket.

■ verb

1》 roll (a round object) along the ground.

2》 Cricket (of a ~er) propel (the ball) towards the wicket for the batsman to attempt to hit.

↘dismiss (a batsman) by knocking down the wicket with a ~ed ball.

3》 move rapidly and smoothly.

4》 ( ~ someone over ) knock someone down.

↘ informal completely overwhelm or astonish someone.

Derivatives

~ing noun

Origin

ME: from OFr. boule , from L. bulla 'bubble'.

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