dish
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English disc plate, from Latin discus quoit, disk, dish, from Greek diskos, from dikein to throw Date: before 12th century 1. a. a more or less concave vessel from which food is served b. the contents of a dish <
a dish of strawberries
>
2. a. food prepared in a particular way b. something one particularly enjoys ; cup of tea 3. a. (1) any of various shallow concave vessels; broadly anything shallowly concave (2) a directional receiver having a concave usually parabolic reflector; especially one used as a microwave or radar antenna b. the state of being concave or the degree of concavity 4. a. something that is favored <
entertainment that is just his dish
>
b. an attractive or sexy person 5. gossip 2a <
the latest dish
>
II. verb Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to put (as food for serving) into a dish — often used with up 2. present — usually used with up 3. to make concave like a dish 4. to disclose or discuss especially publicly <
dish the dirt
>
5. to pass (a basketball) to a teammate — often used with off intransitive verb 1. gossip; also to disclose private or personal information 2. to pass a basketball to a teammate — often used with off

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dish — /dish/, n. 1. an open, relatively shallow container of pottery, glass, metal, wood, etc., used for various purposes, esp. for holding or serving food. 2. any container used at table: dirty dishes. 3. the food served or contained in a dish: The… …   Universalium

  • dish — [dish] n. [ME < OE disc, dish, plate < PGmc * diskuz < L discus: see DISCUS] 1. a) any container, generally shallow and concave and of porcelain, earthenware, glass, plastic, etc. for serving or holding food b) [pl.] plates, bowls,… …   English World dictionary

  • Dish — Dish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dishing}.] 1. To put in a dish, ready for the table. [1913 Webster] 2. To make concave, or depress in the middle, like a dish; as, to dish a wheel by inclining the spokes. [1913 Webster] 3. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • dish — ► NOUN 1) a shallow container for cooking or serving food. 2) (the dishes) all the items used in the preparation, serving, and eating of a meal. 3) a particular variety of food served as part of a meal. 4) a shallow, concave receptacle. 5)… …   English terms dictionary

  • dish — [n1] eating receptacle bowl, casserole, ceramic, china, container, cup, mug, pitcher, plate, platter, porringer, pot, pottery, salver, saucer, tray, vessel; concept 494 dish [n2] main part of meal course, eats*, entrée, fare, food, helping,… …   New thesaurus

  • Dish — (Oredish, d.h. »Erzschüssel«), engl. Maß für Bleierz, = 17,591 Lit., = 1/9 Load v. ca. 3 Cwts. Gewicht …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Dish — (engl., spr. disch, »Schüssel«) oder Oredish, engl. Maß für Bleierz = 17,591 l. 9 D. sind = 1 Load = 152,4 kg …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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

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