Ladle
Ladle La"dle, n. [AS. hl[ae]del, fr. hladan to load, drain. See {Lade}, v. t.] 1. A cuplike spoon, often of large size, with a long handle, used in lading or dipping. [1913 Webster]

When the materials of glass have been kept long in fusion, the mixture casts up the superfluous salt, which the workmen take off with ladles. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

2. (Founding) A vessel to carry liquid metal from the furnace to the mold. [1913 Webster]

3. The float of a mill wheel; -- called also {ladle board}. [1913 Webster]

4. (Gun.) (a) An instrument for drawing the charge of a cannon. (b) A ring, with a handle or handles fitted to it, for carrying shot. [1913 Webster]

{Ladle wood} (Bot.), the wood of a South African tree ({Cassine Colpoon}), used for carving. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Ladle — La dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ladled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ladling}.] To take up and convey in a ladle; to dip with, or as with, a ladle; as, to ladle out soup; to ladle oatmeal into a kettle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ladle — may refer to: * Ladle (spoon), a type of spoon used to serve soup and other liquids * Ladle (metallurgy), a foundry ladle used to carry and pour molten metal …   Wikipedia

  • ladle — [lād′ l] n. [ME ladel < OE hlædel, a ladle: see LADE] 1. a long handled, cuplike spoon for dipping out liquids 2. any similar device, as a large container for carrying and pouring molten metal vt. ladled, ladling 1. to dip out or serve with or …   English World dictionary

  • ladle — ► NOUN ▪ a large long handled spoon with a cup shaped bowl. ► VERB 1) serve or transfer with a ladle. 2) (ladle out) distribute in large amounts. DERIVATIVES ladleful noun. ORIGIN Old English, related …   English terms dictionary

  • ladle — (n.) large, long handled spoon for drawing liquids, O.E. hlædel ladle, from hladan to load (see LADE (Cf. lade)) + le, suffix expressing appliance, tool (Cf. SHOVEL (Cf. shovel), HANDLE (Cf. handle) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Ladle — Ladle. См. Ковш. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • ladle — vb scoop, spoon, dish, *dip, bail …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • ladle — I UK [ˈleɪd(ə)l] / US noun [countable] Word forms ladle : singular ladle plural ladles a) a large deep spoon with a long handle, used for serving liquid food such as soup b) ladle or ladleful the amount contained in a ladle II UK [ˈleɪd(ə)l] / US …   English dictionary

  • ladle — la|dle1 [ leıdl ] noun count a large deep spoon with a long handle, used for serving liquid food such as soup a. ladle or ladleful the amount contained in a ladle ladle la|dle 2 [ leıdl ] verb transitive ladle or ladle out to serve something with …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ladle — [[t]le͟ɪd(ə)l[/t]] ladles, ladling, ladled 1) N COUNT A ladle is a large, round, deep spoon with a long handle, used for serving soup, stew, or sauce. 2) VERB If you ladle food such as soup or stew, you serve it, especially with a ladle. [V n… …   English dictionary

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