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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dish  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dish  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dish 
  n  1:  a  piece  of  dishware  normally  used  for  holding  or  serving 
  food;  "we  gave  them  a  set  of  dishes  for  a  wedding 
  present" 
  2:  a  particular  item  of  prepared  food;  "she  prepared  a  special 
  dish  for  dinner" 
  3:  the  quantity  that  a  dish  will  hold  "they  served  me  a  dish 
  of  rice"  [syn:  {dishful}] 
  4:  a  very  attractive  or  seductive  looking  woman  [syn:  {smasher}, 
  {stunner},  {knockout},  {beauty},  {sweetheart},  {peach},  {lulu}, 
  {looker},  {mantrap}] 
  5:  a  parabolic  reflector  for  microwave  or  radio  frequency 
  radiation  that  is  used  as  a  directional  antenna  [syn:  {dish 
  aerial},  {dish  antenna},  {saucer}] 
  6:  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"  [syn:  {cup 
  of  tea},  {bag}] 
  v  1:  provide  food;  "We  serve  meals  for  the  homeless";  "She  dished 
  out  the  soup  at  8  P.M."  [syn:  {serve},  {serve  up},  {dish 
  out},  {dish  up}] 
  2:  make  concave;  shape  like  a  dish 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Dish 
  for  eating  from  (2  Kings  21:13).  Judas  dipped  his  hand  with  a 
  sop"  or  piece  of  bread  in  the  same  dish  with  our  Lord,  thereby 
  indicating  friendly  intimacy  (Matt.  26:23).  The  "lordly  dish"  in 
  Judg.  5:25  was  probably  the  shallow  drinking  cup,  usually  of 
  brass.  In  Judg.  6:38  the  same  Hebrew  word  is  rendered  "bowl." 
 
  The  dishes  of  the  tabernacle  were  made  of  pure  gold  (Ex. 
  25:29;  37:16). 
 




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