Meaning of LADLE in English

I. ˈlā-d ə l noun

Etymology: Middle English ladel, from Old English hlædel, from hladan

Date: before 12th century

1. : a deep-bowled long-handled spoon used especially for dipping up and conveying liquids

2. : something resembling a ladle in form or function

• la·dle·ful -ˌfu̇l noun

II. transitive verb

( la·dled ; la·dling ˈlād-liŋ, ˈlā-d ə l-iŋ)

Date: circa 1532

: to take up and convey in or as if in a ladle

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.