verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to serve (food) from a serving dish, pot, etc.
- to deal out; distribute: She dished out our pay in silver dollars.
- dish aerial,
- dish antenna,
- dish gravy,
- dish night,
- dish out
Origin of dish
Examples from the Web for dish
Caen was pitching and I was crouched behind the dish, catching.
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She came to the Latke Festival because she loved any dish so based around the potato.
Cut rather thin, lay on a gridiron over hot coals; when hot through, lay on a dish, and pepper well.Housekeeping in Old Virginia|Marion Cabell Tyree
I know not what dish we should have relished better p. 138than our turnips and chestnuts.Palissy the Huguenot Potter|C. L. Brightwell
And Codgskin Dono sent me a chist figges, 10 bundell of wobi, and a dish musk millians; and a merchant brought me a dish grapes.Diary of Richard Cocks Vol. I|Richard Cocks
Remove the upper crust of pastry and fill the dish with the oysters and gravy.The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)|Mrs. F.L. Gillette
Miss Stanbury was standing up as she said this,—as she always did on such occasions, liking to have a full mastery over the dish.He Knew He Was Right|Anthony Trollope
Word Origin for dish
Old English disc "plate, bowl, platter," from Latin discus "dish, platter, quoit," from Greek diskos "disk, platter" (see disk). A common West Germanic borrowing; Old High German borrowed the word as tisc "plate," but German tisch now means "table," in common with other later Romanic forms (e.g. Italian desco, French dais). Meaning "particular variety of food served" is first recorded mid-15c. Meaning "what one likes" is c.1900; that of "attractive woman" is 1920s. Meaning "concave reflector or antenna" attested from 1948.
"to serve food," late 14c., from dish (n.). Meaning "to disparage, denigrate" first recorded 1940s; probably from the same notion in figurative dish it out "administer punishment" (1934). Related: Dished; dishing.
In addition to the idioms beginning with dish
- dish out
- dish the dirt
- do the dishes
Also see underdishwater.