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bowl


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bowl  \Bowl\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bowled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Bowling}.] 
  1.  To  roll,  as  a  bowl  or  cricket  ball. 
 
  Break  all  the  spokes  and  fellies  from  her  wheel,  And 
  bowl  the  round  nave  down  the  hill  of  heaven.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  roll  or  carry  smoothly  on  or  as  on  wheels;  as  we 
  were  bowled  rapidly  along  the  road. 
 
  3.  To  pelt  or  strike  with  anything  rolled. 
 
  Alas,  I  had  rather  be  set  quick  i'  the  earth,  And 
  bowled  to  death  with  turnips?  --Shak. 
 
  {To  bowl}  (a  player)  {out},  in  cricket,  to  put  out  a  striker 
  by  knocking  down  a  bail  or  a  stump  in  bowling. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bowl  \Bowl\  (b[=o]l),  n.  [OE.  bolle,  AS  bolla;  akin  to  Icel. 
  bolli,  Dan.  bolle,  G.  bolle,  and  perh.  to  E.  boil  a  tumor. 
  Cf  {Boll}.] 
  1.  A  concave  vessel  of  various  forms  (often  approximately 
  hemispherical),  to  hold  liquids,  etc 
 
  Brought  them  food  in  bowls  of  basswood. 
  --Longfellow. 
 
  2.  Specifically,  a  drinking  vessel  for  wine  or  other 
  spirituous  liquors;  hence  convivial  drinking. 
 
  3.  The  contents  of  a  full  bowl;  what  a  bowl  will  hold 
 
  4.  The  hollow  part  of  a  thing  as  the  bowl  of  a  spoon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bowl  \Bowl\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  play  with  bowls. 
 
  2.  To  roll  a  ball  on  a  plane,  as  at  cricket,  bowls,  etc 
 
  3.  To  move  rapidly,  smoothly,  and  like  a  ball;  as  the 
  carriage  bowled  along 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bowl  \Bowl\  (b[=o]l),  n.  [F.  boule,  fr  L.  bulla  bubble,  stud. 
  Cf  {Bull}  an  edict,  {Bill}  a  writing.] 
  1.  A  ball  of  wood  or  other  material  used  for  rolling  on  a 
  level  surface  in  play;  a  ball  of  hard  wood  having  one  side 
  heavier  than  the  other  so  as  to  give  it  a  bias  when 
  rolled. 
 
  2.  pl  An  ancient  game,  popular  in  Great  Britain,  played  with 
  biased  balls  on  a  level  plat  of  greensward. 
 
  Like  an  uninstructed  bowler,  .  .  .  who  thinks  to 
  attain  the  jack  by  delivering  his  bowl 
  straightforward  upon  it  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  3.  pl  The  game  of  tenpins  or  bowling.  [U.S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bowl 
  n  1:  round  and  open  at  the  top  for  holding  liquids 
  2:  a  concave  shape  with  an  open  top  [syn:  {basin},  {trough}] 
  3:  round  and  open  at  the  top  for  serving  foods 
  4:  the  quantity  contained  in  a  bowl  [syn:  {bowlful}] 
  5:  a  large  structure  for  open-air  sports  or  entertainments 
  [syn:  {stadium},  {arena}] 
  6:  a  wooden  ball  (with  flattened  sides)  used  in  the  game  of 
  bowls 
  7:  a  small  round  container  that  is  open  at  the  top  for  holding 
  tobacco  [syn:  {pipe  bowl}] 
  v  1:  roll  (a  ball),  as  in  bowling 
  2:  go  bowling 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Bowl 
  The  sockets  of  the  lamps  of  the  golden  candlestick  of  the 
  tabernacle  are  called  bowls  (Ex.  25:31,  33,  34;  37:17,  19,  20); 
  the  same  word  so  rendered  being  elsewhere  rendered  cup"  (Gen. 
  44:2,  12,  16),  and  wine  pot"  (Jer.  35:5).  The  reservoir  for 
  oil,  from  which  pipes  led  to  each  lamp  in  Zechariah's  vision  of 
  the  candlestick,  is  called  also  by  this  name  (Zech.  4:2,  3);  so 
  also  are  the  vessels  used  for  libations  (Ex.  25:29;  37:16). 
 




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