Meaning of LADLE in English

I. ˈlād ə l noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English ladel, from Old English hlædel, from hladan to lade — more at lade

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

2. : an instrument or device resembling a ladle in form or function: as

a. : a vessel with a pouring lip or nozzle for conveying liquid metal from a furnace to another apparatus for further treatment or to a mold for casting


(1) : a copper scoop attached to a staff and used with muzzle-loading cannon to withdraw the projectile and charge from a loaded piece

(2) : a ring with handles used for carrying spherical shot

c. : a long-handled box for taking up collections in church

II. transitive verb

( ladled ; ladled ; ladling -d( ə )liŋ ; ladles )

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

ladled a bowl of stew for himself — A.B.Mayse

ladled the fish into the weir boat — Mary H. Varse

information- ladling college professors — H.A.Overstreet

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.