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Definition 1: the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for bowl in the sense of this definition

(bowl is a kind of ...) the act of propelling

(... is part of bowl) the playing of a game of tenpins or duckpins etc

Definition 2: a dish that is round and open at the top for serving foods - [noun denoting artifact]

(bowl is a kind of ...) a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food

"we gave them a set of dishes for a wedding present"

(... is a kind of bowl ) a bowl for holding breakfast cereal

(... is a kind of bowl ) small bowl for rinsing the fingers at table

(... is a kind of bowl ) bowl used with an electric mixer

(... is a kind of bowl ) a shallow metal bowl (usually with a handle)

"the child was eating pottage from a porringer"

(... is a kind of bowl ) a large bowl for serving beverages; usually with a ladle

(... is a kind of bowl ) a large bowl for mixing and serving a salad

(... is a kind of bowl ) a bowl into which the dregs of teacups and coffee cups are emptied at the table

(... is a kind of bowl ) a bowl for serving soup

Definition 3: a round vessel that is open at the top; used chiefly for holding food or liquids - [noun denoting artifact]

(bowl is a kind of ...) an object used as a container (especially for liquids)

(... is a kind of bowl ) a transparent bowl in which small fish are kept

(... is a kind of bowl ) a large drinking bowl

(... is a kind of bowl ) a large hardwood drinking bowl

(... is a kind of bowl ) the bowl of a toilet that can be flushed with water

Definition 4: a small round container that is open at the top for holding tobacco - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for bowl in the sense of this definition

(bowl is a kind of ...) any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)

(... is part of bowl) a tube with a small bowl at one end; used for smoking tobacco

Definition 5: a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for bowl in the sense of this definition

(bowl is a kind of ...) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

"the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

(... is a kind of bowl ) an oval large stadium with tiers of seats; an arena in which contests and spectacles are held

(... is a kind of bowl ) an elevated box for viewing events at a sports stadium

(... is a kind of bowl ) a stadium for horse shows or horse races

(... is a kind of bowl ) a stadium where football games are held

(... is a kind of bowl ) a stadium that has a roof

(... is a kind of bowl ) (antiquity) an open-air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games

(... is a kind of bowl ) a stadium where bullfights take place

(... is a kind of bowl ) a facility in which ball games are played (especially baseball games)

"take me out to the ballpark"

(bowl is a part of ...) an athletic facility where athletes prepare for sport

(bowl is a part of ...) tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade)

(bowl is a part of ...) room for passengers or spectators to stand

"there was standing room for thousands more people"

(bowl is a part of ...) seating that is arranged in sloping tiers so that spectators in the back can see over the heads of those in front

(bowl is a part of ...) a piece of land prepared for playing a game

"the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"

Definition 6: a wooden ball (with flattened sides so that it rolls on a curved course) used in the game of lawn bowling - [noun denoting artifact]

(bowl is a kind of ...) round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games

"the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve" "the mayor threw out the first ball" "the ball rolled into the corner pocket"

(... is part of bowl) a bowling game played on a level lawn with biased wooden balls that are rolled at a jack

Definition 7: a large ball with finger holes used in the sport of bowling - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for bowl in the sense of this definition

(bowl is a kind of ...) round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games

"the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve" "the mayor threw out the first ball" "the ball rolled into the corner pocket"

(bowl is a part of ...) a hole for inserting a finger

(bowl is a part of ...) a finger hole made to fit the thumb (as in a bowling ball)

(... is part of bowl) equipment used in bowling

Definition 8: the quantity contained in a bowl - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for bowl in the sense of this definition

(bowl is a kind of ...) the quantity that a container will hold

Definition 9: a concave shape with an open top - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for bowl in the sense of this definition

(bowl is a kind of ...) a shape that curves or bends inward

Definition 10: engage in the sport of bowling - [verb of competition]

Samples where bowl or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My parents like to bowl on Friday nights

(bowl is a kind of ...) participate in games or sport

"We played hockey all afternoon" "play cards" "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"

(... is a kind of bowl ) play skittles

Definition 11: hurl a cricket ball from one end of the pitch towards the batsman at the other end - [verb of contact]

(bowl is a kind of ...) throw forcefully

(bowl belongs to category ...) a game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11 players; teams take turns trying to score runs

Definition 12: roll (a ball) - [verb of motion]

(bowl is a kind of ...) move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle

"The President's convoy rolled past the crowds"

(bowl belongs to category ...) the playing of a game of tenpins or duckpins etc

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