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Meaning of “dish” in the English Dictionary

"dish" in British English

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dishnoun

uk   us   /dɪʃ/
  • dish noun (CONTAINER)

A2 [C] a ​container, ​flatter than a ​bowl and sometimes with a ​lid, from which ​food can be ​served or which can be used for ​cooking: an oven-proof dish the dishes A2 [plural] all the ​plates, ​glasses, ​knives, ​forks, etc. that have been used during a ​meal: Have you done/​washed the dishes?

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  • dish noun (FOOD)

A2 [C] foodprepared in a ​particular way as ​part of a ​meal: a ​chicken/​vegetarian dish

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  • dish noun (ATTRACTIVE PERSON)

[S] old-fashioned a ​sexuallyattractiveperson: He's ​gorgeous - what a dish!

dishverb

uk   us   /dɪʃ/
dish the dirt to ​tellpeopleunpleasant or ​shockingpersonalinformation about someone: She ​agreed to dish the ​dirt on her ​ex-husband for a ​largefee.
(Definition of dish from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dish" in American English

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dishnoun [C]

 us   /dɪʃ/
  • dish noun [C] (CONTAINER)

a round, ​flatcontainer with a ​raisededge, used for ​serving or ​holdingfood The dishes are all the ​plates, ​glasses, ​knives, ​forks, etc., that have been used during a ​meal: Who’s going to do the dishes (= ​clean the ​plates, ​glasses, etc.)?
  • dish noun [C] (FOOD)

a ​particulartype of ​food or ​foodprepared in a ​particular way as ​part of a ​meal: This ​restaurantserves both Cuban and Chinese dishes.
(Definition of dish from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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