Ladle definition

lādl
A long-handled spoon with a deep bowl for serving liquids.
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To distribute generously.
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A long-handled spoon with a relatively large, deep bowl, for dipping out liquids.
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To lift out and carry in a ladle.
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Any similar device, as a large container for carrying and pouring molten metal.
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To dip out or serve with or as with a ladle.
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To lift out or serve with a long-handled spoon.
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A deep-bowled spoon with a long, usually curved, handle.
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A container used in a foundry to transport and pour out molten metal.
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The float of a mill wheel; a ladle board.
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An instrument for drawing the charge of a cannon.
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A ring, with a handle or handles fitted to it, for carrying shot.
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To serve something with a ladle.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ladle
Plural:
ladles

Origin of ladle

  • Middle English from Old English hlædel from hladan to draw out, lade

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

  • From Middle English ladel, from Old English hlædel, derived from Proto-Germanic *hlaþaną (“to load”), from Proto-Indo-European *kleh₂- (“to put, lay out”), same source as Lithuanian kloti (“to spread”), equivalent to lade + -le (“agent suffix”).

    From Wiktionary