PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Singular
bowl

Plural
bowls

  1. (countable) A bowl is a deep dish.
    In large mixing bowl, stir together flours, baking powder, and salt until thoroughly combined.
    Why don't you let me fix you a nice hot bowl of soup.
  2. (countable) The bowl is the part of an object that looks like a bowl.
    When's the last time you cleaned the toilet bowl?
  3. (US) (countable) An important American football game played outside the regular season is sometimes called the ~ bowl.
    These two teams will head to the Super Bowl to decide the champion.
  4. (US) (countable) A stadium is sometimes called the ~ bowl.
    Every Tuesday and Thursday evening, you can hear the finest classical music at the Hollywood Bowl.

VerbEdit

Plain form
bowl

Third-person singular
bowls

Past tense
bowled

Past participle
bowled

Present participle
bowling

  1. (transitive & intransitive) (sports) If you bowl, you roll a ball along the ground or floor as part of a game.
  2. (transitive & intransitive) (sports) If you bowl in cricket, you throw the ball at the batsman.
  3. (intransitive) If you are bowling along, down, etc., you are moving very fast.
    We were bowling down the hill when we hit a tree.
  4. (transitive & intransitive) If you bowl somebody over, you hit them when you are running and make them fall down.

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