Meaning of DISH in English
/ dɪʃ; NAmE / noun , verb
[ C ] a flat shallow container for cooking food in or serving it from :
a glass dish
an ovenproof dish
a baking / serving dish
They helped themselves from a large dish of pasta.
the dishes [ pl. ] the plates, bowls, cups, etc. that have been used for a meal and need to be washed :
I'll do the dishes (= wash them) .
[ C ] food prepared in a particular way as part of a meal :
a vegetarian / fish dish
This makes an excellent hot main dish .
I can recommend the chef's dish of the day .
—see also side dish
[ C ] any object that is shaped like a dish or bowl :
a soap dish
—see also satellite dish
[ C ] ( informal ) a sexually attractive person :
What a dish!
- dish the dirt (on sb)
- dish it out
- dish sth out
- dish up | dish sth up
- dish up sth
Old English disc plate, bowl (related to Dutch dis , German Tisch table), based on Latin discus , from Greek diskos .
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005