Meaning of BOWL in English



Pronunciation: ' b ō l

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English bolle, from Old English bolla; akin to Old High German bolla blister

Date: before 12th century

1 : a concave usually nearly hemispherical vessel specifically : a drinking vessel (as for wine)

2 : the contents of a bowl

3 : a bowl-shaped or concave part: as a : the hollow of a spoon or tobacco pipe b : the receptacle of a toilet

4 a : a natural formation or geographical region shaped like a bowl b : a bowl-shaped structure especially : an athletic stadium

5 : a postseason football game between specially invited teams

– bowled \ ' b ō ld \ adjective

– bowl · ful \ - ˌ fu ̇ l \ noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.