Meaning of BOWL in English
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.
~ful noun ( plural ~fuls ).
OE bolle , bolla , of Gmc origin; related to boll .
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.
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.
ME: from OFr. boule , from L. bulla 'bubble'.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004