Meaning of BOWL in English


I. noun Etymology: Middle English bolle, from Old English bolla; akin to Old High German bolla blister Date: before 12th century a concave usually nearly hemispherical vessel, the contents of a ~, a ~-shaped or concave part: as, the hollow of a spoon or tobacco pipe, the receptacle of a toilet, 4. a natural formation or geographical region shaped like a ~, a ~-shaped structure, a postseason football game between specially invited teams, ~ed adjective ~ful noun II. noun Etymology: Middle English boule, from Middle French, from Latin bulla bubble Date: 15th century 1. a ball (as of lignum vitae) weighted or shaped to give it a bias when rolled in lawn ~ing, lawn ~ing , a delivery of the ball in ~ing, a cylindrical roller or drum (as for a machine), III. verb Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. to participate in a game of ~ing, to roll a ball in ~ing, to travel smoothly and rapidly (as in a wheeled vehicle), transitive verb 1. to roll (a ball) in ~ing, b. to complete by ~ing , to score by ~ing , to strike with a swiftly moving object

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