Dish meaning

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The definition of a dish is a container used for holding and serving food.

An example of dish is a plate.

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Dish is defined as a particular kind of prepared food.

An example of a dish is tuna casserole.

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To dish is defined as to serve food.

An example of to dish is spooning rice onto someone's plate.

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A dish antenna.
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The amount that a dish can hold.
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A good-looking person, especially an attractive woman.
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Idle talk; gossip.
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To serve (food) in or as if in a dish.

Dished up the stew.

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To present.

Dished up an excellent entertainment.

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To hollow out; make concave.
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To gossip about.
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To ruin, foil, or defeat.
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To talk idly, especially to gossip.
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A dishful.
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A dish-shaped object.
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A dishlike concavity, or the amount of this.
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A favorite thing; preference.
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A sexually attractive person, esp. a young woman.
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Gossip, esp. when disparaging or malicious.
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To serve (food) in a dish.
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To shape (an object, surface, or hole) like a dish: make concave.
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To pass (a ball or puck) to a teammate.
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To gossip about, esp. in a disparaging way.
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To cheat, frustrate, ruin, etc.
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To be or become dish-shaped; cave in.
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To gossip, esp. disparagingly.
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A bowl-shaped antenna that receives signals from a satellite. See DBS and parabolic antenna.
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A vessel such as a plate for holding or serving food, often flat with a depressed region in the middle.
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The contents of such a vessel.

A dish of stew.

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A specific type of prepared food.

A vegetable dish.

This dish is filling and easily made.

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(in the plural) Tableware (including cutlery, etc, as well as crockery) that is to be or is being washed after being used to prepare, serve and eat a meal.

It's your turn to wash the dishes.

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A type of antenna with a similar shape to a plate or bowl, as in satellite dish, radar dish.
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(slang) A sexually attractive person.
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The state of being concave, like a dish, or the degree of such concavity.

The dish of a wheel.

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A hollow place, as in a field.

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(mining) A trough in which ore is measured.
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(mining) That portion of the produce of a mine which is paid to the land owner or proprietor.
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To put in a dish or dishes; serve, usually food.

The restaurant dished up a delicious Italian brunch.

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(informal, slang) To gossip; to relay information about the personal situation of another.
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To make concave, or depress in the middle, like a dish.

To dish a wheel by inclining the spokes.

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(slang, archaic) To frustrate; to beat; to ruin.
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dish it out
  • To deal out criticism or abuse.
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dish it out
  • To subject others to difficulty, criticism, hardship, ridicule, etc.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

dish it out
dish it out

Origin of dish

  • Middle English from Old English disc from Latin discus disk

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English disc from West Proto-Germanic *diskaz, cognate with Latin discus. Cognate with Dutch disch (“table”), German Tisch (“table”).

    From Wiktionary