Bowl

Definition of Bowl

Pronunciation: bōl
n.1.
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.
1.
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.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.The game of tenpins or bowling.
v. t.1.To roll, as a bowl or cricket ball.
[imp. & p. p. Bowled ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Bowling.]
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
in cricket, to put out a striker by knocking down a bail or a stump in bowling.
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.

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