The definition of a bowl is a deep circular dish, or something in that shape.(noun)
Bowl means to throw a ball down a lane to knock over pins for sport.(verb)
An example of bowl is to knock down five of ten pins with a ball.
See bowl in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME bolle < OE bolla, cup, bowl < IE base *bhel-, to swell, inflate (see ball); infl. in OE by L bulla, bubble, ball
Origin: ME & OFr boule < L bulla, bubble, knob: see boil
See bowl in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English bowle
Origin: , from Old English bolla; see bhel-2 in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English boule
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin bulla, round object.
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