Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: bowls  bówlz
  1. A bowling game played on a level lawn with biased wooden balls that are rolled at a jack
    - lawn bowling
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: boles, bolls

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

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

Encyclopedia: Bowls

Bowl