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, especially prepared food; as, a cold dish; a warm dish; a delicious dish. “A dish fit for the gods.”
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.
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.
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. 2. to dispense freely; -- also used figuratively; as, to dish out punishment; to dish out abuse or insult.
To dish up, to take (food) from the oven, pots, etc., and put in dishes to be served at table.
n 1: a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding
or serving food; "we gave them a set of dishes for a
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, ravisher, sweetheart,
peach, lulu, looker, mantrap]
5: directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for
microwave or radio frequency radiation [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 (usually but not necessarily food); "We serve meals
for the homeless"; "She dished out the soup at 8 P.M.";
"The entertainers served up a lively show" [syn: serve,
serve up, dish out, dish up]
2: make concave; shape like a 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.