ladle

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 ladle — vb scoop, spoon, dish, *dip, bail …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 ladle — la|dle1 [ˈleıdl] n [: Old English; Origin: hlAdel, from hladan; LADEN] a large deep spoon with a long handle, used for lifting liquid food, especially soup, out of a container ladle 2 ladle2 v [T] also ladle out to put soup or other liquid food… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 ladle — 1 noun (C) a large deep spoon with a long handle, used for lifting liquid out of a container: a soup ladle 2 verb (T) to serve soup or other food onto plates or bowls, especially using a ladle ladle sth out phrasal verb (T) to give someone too… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 ladle — I. noun Etymology: Middle English ladel, from Old English hlædel, from hladan Date: before 12th century 1. a deep bowled long handled spoon used especially for dipping up and conveying liquids 2. something resembling a ladle in form or function • …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 ladle — ladler, n. /layd l/, n., v., ladled, ladling. n. 1. a long handled utensil with a cup shaped bowl for dipping or conveying liquids. 2. Metall. a bucketlike, refractory lined container for transferring molten metal. v.t. 3. to dip or convey with… …

    Universalium

  • 16 ladle — noun 1》 a large long handled spoon with a cup shaped bowl, used for serving soup or sauce. 2》 a container for transporting molten metal in a foundry. verb 1》 serve with a ladle. 2》 (ladle something out) distribute something in large amounts.… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17 ladle — la•dle [[t]ˈleɪd l[/t]] n. v. dled, dling 1) a long handled utensil with a cup shaped bowl for dipping or conveying liquids 2) mel a bucketlike, refractory lined container for transferring molten metal 3) to dip or convey with or as if with a… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 ladle — /ˈleɪdl / (say laydl) noun 1. a spoon with a deep bowl, often at an angle to its handle, which is used for serving liquids: a soup ladle. 2. Metallurgy a bucket like container for transferring molten metal. –verb (t) (ladled, ladling) 3. to dip… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 ladle up — transitive verb : to serve with or as if with a ladle lustily singing out for someone to ladle him up Herman Melville …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 ladle — 1. noun /ˈleɪ.dəl/ a) A deep bowled spoon with a long, usually curved, handle. b) A container used in a foundry to transport and pour out molten metal Syn: dippe …

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