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bowl

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[ bohl ]
/ boʊl /
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noun
verb (used with object)
to give (a floor) a gentle inclination on all sides toward some area, as a stage or platform.
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Origin of bowl

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First recorded before 950; Middle English bolle, Old English bolla; cognate with Old Norse bolli; see also boll

OTHER WORDS FROM bowl

bowllike, adjective

Other definitions for bowl (2 of 2)

Origin of bowl

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First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English boule, bule, bowle, from Middle French, from Latin bulla “bubble, knob”; cf. boil1, bola
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British Dictionary definitions for bowl (1 of 2)

bowl1
/ (bəʊl) /

noun

Word Origin for bowl

Old English bolla; related to Old Norse bolli, Old Saxon bollo

British Dictionary definitions for bowl (2 of 2)

bowl2
/ (bəʊl) /

noun
a wooden ball used in the game of bowls, having flattened sides, one side usually being flatter than the other in order to make it run on a curved course
a large heavy ball with holes for gripping with the fingers and thumb, used in tenpin bowling
verb
See also bowl over, bowls

Word Origin for bowl

C15: from French boule, ultimately from Latin bulla bubble
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