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.
Origin of dish
Related Words for dishplate, container, cup, pot, bowl, platter, tray, food, fare, recipe, tomato, pottery, ceramic, pitcher, mug, china, vessel, casserole, salver, porringer
Examples from the Web for dish
Contemporary Examples of dish
Caen was pitching and I was crouched behind the dish, catching.Mario Cuomo, Always Moving Us Toward the Light
January 4, 2015
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She came to the Latke Festival because she loved any dish so based around the potato.I Ate Potato Pancakes Til I Plotzed
December 17, 2014
Historical Examples of dish
Just after the second dish, out stept my mother—A word with you, sister Hervey!Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Add the salt and water, cover the dish and place in the oven.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
It was introduced into England as an epicure's dish in the seventeenth century.De Libris: Prose and Verse
It don't lack much of being a dish rag, now, if I'm any judge.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
Miss North put her mother into a big chair, and hurried to bring a dish of curds.Quaint Courtships
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.