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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 hold liquids 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, circular building used esp. for sports, or a special football game played in it after the regular season has ended: the Rose Bowl

bowlverb [I/T]

us   /boʊl/
to roll a ball along a smooth surface during a game, especially in the game of bowling: [I] It’s your turn to bowl. [T] She bowled a strike.
Phrasal verbs
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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 hold fruit, sugar, etc.: a soup/cereal/salad/sugar bowl a bowl of soup/rice/porridge She eats a bowl (= the contents of a bowl) of cereal every morning. Sift the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl.UK Just put the dirty dishes 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 important sports events or musical performances: the Hollywood Bowl

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  • bowl noun (GAME)

bowls [U] UK
US lawn bowling a game played either outside on smooth grass or inside on an artificial surface, in which the players roll a large black or brown ball as close as possible to a smaller white ball: Bowls is one of the most popular sports in the UK .
[C] a large ball used in the game of bowls
[C] (in the US) a special game of American football usually played after the season has finished

bowlverb [I or T]

uk   /bəʊl/ us   /boʊl/
(Definition of bowl from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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