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"bowl" in British English

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bowlnoun

uk   /bəʊl/  us   /boʊl/
  • bowl noun (DISH)

A2 [C] a round ​container that is ​open at the ​top and is ​deep enough to ​holdfruit, ​sugar, etc.: a ​soup/​cereal/​salad/​sugar bowl a bowl of ​soup/​rice/​porridge She ​eats a bowl (= the ​contents of a bowl) ofcereal every ​morning. Sift the ​flour and ​bakingpowder into a mixing bowl.UK Just put the ​dirtydishes in the washing-up bowl, and I'll do them ​later.
[C] the ​rounded inside ​part of something: The toilet bowl was ​cracked and ​stained, and the ​walls were ​covered in ​mould.
[C] mainly US a ​large bowl-shaped ​building or ​structure, used for ​importantsportsevents or ​musicalperformances: the ​Hollywood Bowl

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  • bowl noun (GAME)

bowls [U] UK
(US lawn bowling) a ​gameplayed either ​outside on ​smoothgrass or inside on an ​artificialsurface, in which the ​playersroll a ​largeblack or ​brownball as ​close as ​possible to a ​smallerwhiteball: Bowls is one of the most ​popularsports in the UK .
[C] a ​largeball used in the ​game of bowls
[C] (in the US) a ​specialgame of American ​football usually ​played after the ​season has ​finished

bowlverb [I or T]

uk   /bəʊl/  us   /boʊl/
to ​roll a ​ball along a ​smoothsurface during a ​game of bowls or bowling
(Definition of bowl from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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bowlnoun [C]

 us   /boʊl/
  • bowl noun [C] (DISH)

a round ​container that is ​open at the ​top and is used esp. to ​holdliquids or other ​food, or the ​food it ​contains: a ​salad/​soup bowl She ​eats a bowl of ​cereal every ​morning.
A bowl is also the ​curved, inside ​part of something: a ​toilet bowl
A bowl is also a ​large, ​circularbuilding used esp. for ​sports, or a ​specialfootballgameplayed in it after the ​regularseason has ​ended: the Rose Bowl

bowlverb [I/T]

 us   /boʊl/
to ​roll a ​ball along a ​smoothsurface during a ​game, ​especially in the ​game of bowling: [I] It’s ​yourturn to bowl. [T] She bowled a ​strike.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of bowl from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bowl”
in Korean 그릇…
in Arabic وِعاء عَميق…
in Malaysian bola golek…
in French boule…
in Russian миска, чаша…
in Chinese (Traditional) 碗狀物, 碗, 缽…
in Italian scodella, ciotola, piatto fondo…
in Turkish çanak, kâse, kap…
in Polish miska…
in Spanish bola…
in Vietnamese quả bóng bowling…
in Portuguese tigela…
in Thai ลูกโบว์ลิ่ง…
in German die Kugel…
in Catalan bol…
in Japanese 深い鉢, スープ皿, ボウル…
in Chinese (Simplified) 碗状物, 碗, 钵…
in Indonesian bola boling…
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