[ dish ]
/ dɪʃ /
an open, relatively shallow container of pottery, glass, metal, wood, etc., used for various purposes, especially for holding or serving food.
any container used at table: dirty dishes.
the food served or contained in a dish: The meal consisted of several dishes.
a particular article, type, or preparation of food: Rice is an inexpensive dish.
the quantity held by a dish; dishful: a dish of applesauce.
anything like a dish in form or use.
concavity or the degree of concavity, as of a wheel.
Also called dish antenna. a concave, dish-shaped reflector serving to focus electromagnetic energy as part of a transmitter or receiver of radio, television, or microwave signals.
Slang. an attractive person, especially a female: His wife is quite a dish.
Slang. an item of gossip.
verb (used with object)
to put into or serve in a dish, as food: to dish food onto plates.
to fashion like a dish; make concave.
Slang. to gossip about: They talked all night, dishing their former friends.
Slang. to defeat; frustrate; cheat.
verb (used without object)
Slang. to talk together informally, especially, to gossip.
dish out, Informal.
- to serve (food) from a serving dish, pot, etc.
- to deal out; distribute: She dished out our pay in silver dollars.
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Idioms for dish
dish it out, Informal. to dispense abusive language, punishment, or praise, enthusiastic approval, etc.: When it comes to flattery, he can really dish it out.
Origin of dish
before 900; Middle English; Old English disc dish, plate, bowl (akin to German Tisch table) < Latin discus dish, discus
OTHER WORDS FROM dishun·der·dish, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dish antenna
/ (dɪʃ) /
a container used for holding or serving food, esp an open shallow container of pottery, glass, etc
the food that is served or contained in a dish
a particular article or preparation of fooda local fish dish
Also called: dishful the amount contained in a dish
to put into a dish
to make hollow or concave
British informal to ruin or spoilhe dished his chances of getting the job
Derived forms of dishdishlike, adjective
Word Origin for dish
Old English disc, from Latin discus quoit, see disc
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Scientific definitions for dish antenna
[ dĭsh ]
See parabolic antenna.
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Idioms and Phrases with dish antenna
In addition to the idioms beginning with dish
- dish out
- dish the dirt
- do the dishes
Also see underdishwater.
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