Definitions for: Dish


[n] an activity that you like or at which you are superior; "chemistry is not my cup of tea"; "his bag now is learning to play golf"; "marriage was scarcely his dish"
[n] a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food; "we gave them a set of dishes for a wedding present"
[n] directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation
[n]
[n] a very attractive or seductive looking woman
[n] the quantity that a dish will hold; "they served me a dish of rice"
[v] make concave; shape like a dish
[v] provide (usually but not necessarily food); "We serve meals for the homeless"; "She dished out the soup at 8 P.M."; "The entertainers served up a lively show"



Webster (1913) Definition: Dish, n. [AS. disc, L. discus dish, disc, quoit, fr. Gr.
? quoit, fr. ? to throw. Cf. Dais, Desk, Disc,
Discus.]
1. A vessel, as a platter, a plate, a bowl, used for serving
up food at the table.

She brought forth butter in a lordly dish. --Judg.
v. 25.

2. The food served in a dish; hence, any particular kind of
food; as, a cold dish; a warm dish; a delicious dish. ``A
dish fit for the gods.'' --Shak.

Home-home dishes that drive one from home. --Hood.

3. The state of being concave, or like a dish, or the degree
of such concavity; as, the dish of a wheel.

4. A hollow place, as in a field. --Ogilvie.

5. (Mining)
(a) A trough about 28 inches long, 4 deep, and 6 wide, in
which ore is measured.
(b) That portion of the produce of a mine which is paid to
the land owner or proprietor.


Dish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dished; p. pr. & vb. n.
Dishing.]
1. To put in a dish, ready for the table.

2. To make concave, or depress in the middle, like a dish;
as, to dish a wheel by inclining the spokes.

3. To frustrate; to beat; to ruin. [Low]

To dish out.

1. To serve out of a dish; to distribute in portions at
table.

2. (Arch.) To hollow out, as a gutter in stone or wood.

To dish up, to take (food) from the oven, pots, etc., and
put in dishes to be served at table.

Synonyms: bag, beauty, cup of tea, dish aerial, dish antenna, dish out, dish up, dishful, knockout, looker, lulu, mantrap, peach, ravisher, serve, serve up, smasher, stunner, sweetheart

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