Meaning of DISH in English

DISH

/ dɪʃ; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

1.

[ 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.

2.

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) .

3.

[ 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

4.

[ C ] any object that is shaped like a dish or bowl :

a soap dish

—see also satellite dish

5.

[ C ] ( informal ) a sexually attractive person :

What a dish!

■ verb

IDIOMS

- dish the dirt (on sb)

- dish it out

PHRASAL VERBS

- dish sth out

- dish up | dish sth up

- dish up sth

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WORD ORIGIN

Old English disc plate, bowl (related to Dutch dis , German Tisch table), based on Latin discus , from Greek diskos .

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