dish: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (dish), [key]
- an open, relatively shallow container of pottery, glass, metal, wood, etc., used for various purposes, esp. for holding or serving food.
- any container used at table: dirty dishes.
- the food served or contained in a dish: The meal consisted of several dishes.
- a particular article, type, or preparation of food: Rice is an inexpensive dish.
- the quantity held by a dish; dishful: a dish of applesauce.
- anything like a dish in form or use.
- concavity or the degree of concavity, as of a wheel.
- Also calleda concave, dish-shaped reflector serving to focus electromagnetic energy as part of a transmitter or receiver of radio, television, or microwave signals.
- . an attractive girl or woman: The receptionist is quite a dish.
- an item of gossip.
- to put into or serve in a dish, as food: to dish food onto plates.
- to fashion like a dish; make concave.
- to gossip about: They talked all night, dishing their former friends.
- to defeat; frustrate; cheat.
- to talk together informally, esp., to gossip.
- to dispense abusive language, punishment, or praise, enthusiastic approval, etc.: When it comes to flattery, he can really dish it out.
- She dished out our pay in silver dollars.
- to serve (food) from a serving dish, pot, etc.
- to deal out; distribute:She dished out our pay in silver dollars.
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