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Noun: bowl  bówl
  1. A round vessel that is open at the top; used chiefly for holding food or liquids;
     
  2. A concave shape with an open top
    - trough
     
  3. A dish that is round and open at the top for serving foods
     
  4. The quantity contained in a bowl
    - bowlful
     
  5. A large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
    - stadium, arena, sports stadium
     
  6. A large ball with finger holes used in the sport of bowling
    - bowling ball
     
  7. A wooden ball (with flattened sides so that it rolls on a curved course) used in the game of lawn bowling
     
  8. A small round container that is open at the top for holding tobacco
    - pipe bowl
     
  9. The act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)
    - roll
Verb: bowl  bówl
  1. (bowling) roll (a ball)
     
  2. (cricket) hurl a cricket ball from one end of the pitch towards the batsman at the other end
     
  3. Engage in the sport of bowling
    "My parents like to bowl on Friday nights"

Sounds like: bole, boll

Derived forms: bowled, bowls, bowling

Type of: actuation, ball, cast, concave shape, concavity, construction, container, containerful, dish, hurl, hurtle, incurvation, incurvature, play, propulsion, roll, structure, vessel, wheel

Part of: bowling, bowling equipment, bowls, lawn bowling, pipe, tobacco pipe

Encyclopedia: Bowl