- The definition of a dish is a container used for holding and serving food.
An example of dish is a plate.
- Dish is defined as a particular kind of prepared food.
An example of a dish is tuna casserole.
- To dish is defined as to serve food.
An example of to dish is spooning rice onto someone's plate.
Stacks of dishes.
dish definition by Webster's New World
- any container, generally shallow and concave and of porcelain, earthenware, glass, plastic, etc. for serving or holding food
- plates, bowls, saucers, cups, etc., collectively
- the food in a dish
- a particular kind of food, or food prepared in a certain way: one's favorite dish
- a dishful
- a dish-shaped object, as the reflector of a dish antenna
- a dishlike concavity, or the amount of this
- Informal a favorite thing; preference
- ☆ Slang a sexually attractive person, esp. a young woman
- Slang gossip, esp. when disparaging or malicious: often with the
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English disc, dish, plate ; from Proto-Germanic an unverified form diskuz ; from Classical Latin discus: see discus
- to serve (food) in a dish: usually with up or out
- to shape (an object, surface, or hole) like a dish: make concave: usually with out
- Slang to gossip about, esp. in a disparaging way
- Chiefly Brit., Slang to cheat, frustrate, ruin, etc.
- to be or become dish-shaped; cave in
- Slang to gossip, esp. disparagingly
dish definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. An open, generally shallow concave container for holding, cooking, or serving food.b. dishes The containers and often the utensils used when eating: took out the dishes and silverware; washed the dishes.c. A shallow concave container used for purposes other than eating: an evaporating dish.
- The amount that a dish can hold.
- a. The food served or contained in a dish: a dish of ice cream.b. A particular variety or preparation of food: Sushi is a Japanese dish.
- a. A depression similar to that in a shallow concave container for food.b. The degree of concavity in such a depression.
- Electronics A dish antenna.
- Slang A good-looking person, especially an attractive woman.
- Informal Idle talk; gossip: “plenty of dish about her tattoos, her plastic surgeries, and her ever-younger inamorati” (Louise Kennedy).
- To serve (food) in or as if in a dish: dished up the stew.
- To present: dished up an excellent entertainment.
- To hollow out; make concave.
- Informal To gossip about.
- Chiefly British Slang To ruin, foil, or defeat.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English disc, from Latin discus; see disk.
dish - Computer Definition
A saucer-shaped antenna that receives, or transmits and receives, signals from a satellite. See DBS.
dish - Phrases/Idioms
dish it outâ
dish it out