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 dishesplate, container, cup, pot, bowl, platter, tray, food, fare, recipe, tomato, pottery, ceramic, pitcher, mug, china, vessel, casserole, salver, porringer
Examples from the Web for dishes
Contemporary Examples of dishes
Chefs in states with new legislation are already publicly experimenting with dishes for their menus.Meet the Julia Child of Weed
November 13, 2014
Rather, he dishes up a seemingly endless stream of examples of pettiness, irritation, hypocrisy and awkwardness.Fear And Self-Loathing In Scandinavia: The Fiction Of Karl Ove Knausgaard
May 28, 2014
Crew quarters are still filled with dishes and other domestic and personal items.A WWII Battle Frozen in Time
May 14, 2014
Dishes are listed by their Finnish names with English subtitles.Welcome to Yooperland, A Little Slice of Finland in Michigan
Jane & Michael Stern
May 11, 2014
Dishes here are prepared with locally picked mushrooms, herbs, trout, and moles.The Road to Cinco de Mayo
May 5, 2014
Historical Examples of dishes
Pop was putting away the dishes, and Jud was scrubbing out the sink.Way of the Lawless
He lights his pipe, and many an evening he helps me with the dishes.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Then it's settled that you do the cooking and I wash the dishes?In the Midst of Alarms
A ridin' that sorrel mut, too, when she ought to be in the house washin' dishes.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Lizzie, carrying a tray of dishes, came into the hall as he opened the door.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
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.