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Noun: dish  dish
  1. A shallow open container for holding or serving food
    "we gave them a set of dishes for a wedding present"
     
  2. A particular item of prepared food
    "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
     
  3. The quantity that a dish will hold
    "they served me a dish of rice";
    - dishful
     
  4. Directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation
    - dish aerial, dish antenna, saucer
     
  5. [informal] An activity that you like or at which you are superior
    "marriage was scarcely his dish";
    - bag [informal]
     
  6. [Brit, informal] A sexually attractive person of either sex
     
  7. [Brit, informal] A very attractive or seductive looking woman
    - smasher [Brit, informal], stunner [informal], knockout [informal], beauty, ravisher, sweetheart, peach [informal], lulu [informal], looker [informal], mantrap [informal], patootie [US, informal], fox [informal], hotty [informal], honey [informal], babe [informal], hottie [informal]
Verb: dish  dish
  1. Provide (usually but not necessarily food)
    "She dished out the soup at 8 P.M."; "We dish up meals for the homeless";
    - serve, serve up, dish out, dish up
     
  2. Make concave; shape like a dish
     
  3. [N. Amer, informal] Talk informally about someone else's private or personal business, esp. spreading negative or scandalous information even though it has not been confirmed to be true
    "She won't dish the dirt";
    - dish the dirt [informal], gossip

Derived forms: dished, dishes, dishing

Type of: activity, adult female, aliment, alimentation, cater, container, containerful, crockery, directional antenna, dishware [US], form, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, ply, provide, shape, speak, supply, sustenance, talk, victuals, woman

Part of: meal, microwave radar, radar, radio detection and ranging, radio reflector, radio telescope, radiolocation, repast

Encyclopedia: Dish, TX