- concave: a dished face.
- Older Slang. exhausted; worn out.
- (of a parallel pair of vehicle wheels) farther apart at the top than at the bottom.
Origin of dished
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
Related Words for dishedlift, blab, whisper, imply, noise, chat, dish, hint, jaw, spread, rumor, blather, prate, intimate, babble, report, prattle, chatter, repeat, tattle
Examples from the Web for dished
Contemporary Examples of dished
She ran the gamut with physical humor and dished out droll, self-deprecating one-liners.Ann B. Davis Was the Zesty Antidote to the Bradys
June 2, 2014
Guy Ritchie dished out questions for the interview, in which Pitt got political.Guy Ritchie Talks to Brad Pitt for Interview Magazine
The Fashion Beast Team
October 10, 2012
In an interview with Oprah, she dished on her personal success and her secret life as an artist.The Best of Donna Summer, the ‘Queen of Disco’ (VIDEOS)
May 17, 2012
At an inspiring breakfast, Sheryl Sandberg dished on how social media is revolutionizing women's lives.Sheryl Sandberg on the Power of Facebook
April 11, 2011
It was a happening, a celebration of “La Julia,” as the Italians called her, who dished up advice along with bonhomie and cheer.She Taught Me to Cook—and Called Me a Klutz
August 6, 2009
Historical Examples of dished
Stanton took charge of the kettle and dished out the rations that night.The Long Labrador Trail
Sorry that Heathcote dished you out of half-back, but it cant be helped.
The woman who dished up the vegetables was in a fearful humor that day.Working With the Working Woman
Cornelia Stratton Parker
Addison sat at one end of the table and dished out the partridges.When Life Was Young
C. A. Stephens
You're not thinking of me; you're thinking of yourself, and how respectable you are, and how I've dished you.The Combined Maze
- shaped like a dish; concave
- (of a pair of road wheels) arranged so that they are closer to one another at the bottom than at the top
- informal exhausted or defeated
- 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
- something resembling a dish, esp in shape
- a concavity or depression
- short for dish aerial, satellite dish aerial
- informal an attractive person
- informal something that one particularly enjoys or excels in
- to put into a dish
- to make hollow or concave
- British informal to ruin or spoilhe dished his chances of getting the job
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.