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 dishes
Chefs in states with new legislation are already publicly experimenting with dishes for their menus.
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|Ted Gioia|May 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Crew quarters are still filled with dishes and other domestic and personal items.
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|DAILY BEAST
Dishes here are prepared with locally picked mushrooms, herbs, trout, and moles.
But Leslie was out of the house and off the moment she had finished washing the dishes.The Dragon's Secret|Augusta Huiell Seaman
Emma dried her dishes as carefully as she had washed them and stacked them in the cupboard.The Lost Wagon|James Arthur Kjelgaard
In Placer county stone platters and dishes have been found in auriferous gravels from 10 to 20 feet below the surface.Human Origins|Samuel Laing
The glass of his seaman's clock on the wall was broken, and dishes were shivered to bits.Atlantis|Gerhart Hauptmann
In Saugor the food served consists only of rice and pulse without vegetables or other dishes.
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.