bowl meaning

[ bəul ] Pronunciation:   "bowl" in a sentence
  • Noun: bowl  bówl
    1. A round vessel that is open at the top; used chiefly for holding food or liquids; 
    2. A concave shape with an open top
      - trough 
    3. A dish that is round and open at the top for serving foods 
    4. The quantity contained in a bowl
      - bowlful 
    5. A large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
      - stadium, arena, sports stadium 
    6. A large ball with finger holes used in the sport of bowling
      - bowling ball 
    7. A wooden ball (with flattened sides so that it rolls on a curved course) used in the game of lawn bowling 
    8. A small round container that is open at the top for holding tobacco
      - pipe bowl 
    9. The act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)
      - roll
    Verb: bowl  bówl
    1. Roll (a ball) 
    2. Hurl a cricket ball from one end of the pitch towards the batsman at the other end 
    3. Engage in the sport of bowling
      "My parents like to bowl on Friday nights"

    Sounds like: bole, boll

    Derived forms: bowling, bowled, bowls

    See also: bowler

    Type of: actuation, ball, cast, concave shape, concavity, construction, container, containerful, dish, hurl, hurtle, incurvation, incurvature, play, propulsion, roll, structure, vessel, wheel

    Part of: bowling, bowling equipment, bowls, lawn bowling, pipe, tobacco pipe

    Encyclopedia: Bowl

  • [American slang]
    n. a pipe or other device for smoking cannabis.
    • Where is my bowl? I got some real Q gold.
    • There's somebody's bowl out in the hall. Go get it before the neighbors call the fuzz.

  • [Architecture]

    An open-top diffusing glass or plastic enclosure used to shield a light source from direct view and to redirect or scatter the light.


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  1. there's a crack on the underneath of the bowl.
  2. put a bowl underneath to catch the overflow.
  3. i will order a bowl of beef noodles for myself.
  4. the water in the bowl froze last night.
  5. we'd bowl and booze there.

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