- a long-handled spoon with a relatively large, deep bowl, for dipping out liquids
- any similar device, as a large container for carrying and pouring molten metal
Origin of ladleMiddle English ladel ; from Old English hlædel, a ladle: see lade
- to dip out or serve with or as with a ladle
- to lift out and carry in a ladle
- to distribute generously: with out
A long-handled spoon with a deep bowl for serving liquids.
transitive verbla·dled, la·dling, la·dles
To lift out or serve with a long-handled spoon.
Origin of ladleMiddle English, from Old English hlædel, from hladan, to draw out, lade.
(third-person singular simple present ladles, present participle ladling, simple past and past participle ladled)
- to serve something with a ladle