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English noun: bowl

1. bowl (artifact) a round vessel that is open at the top; used chiefly for holding food or liquids

Broader (hypernym)vessel

Narrower (hyponym)fish bowl, fishbowl, goldfish bowl, jorum, mazer, toilet bowl

2. bowl (shape) a concave shape with an open top


Broader (hypernym)concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature

3. bowl (artifact) a dish that is round and open at the top for serving foods

Broader (hypernym)dish

Narrower (hyponym)cereal bowl, finger bowl, mixing bowl, porringer, punch bowl, salad bowl, slop basin, slop bowl, soup bowl

4. bowl (quantity) the quantity contained in a bowl


Broader (hypernym)containerful

5. bowl (artifact) a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments

Synonymsarena, sports stadium, stadium

Broader (hypernym)construction, structure

Narrower (hyponym)amphitheater, amphitheatre, ballpark, bullring, circus, coliseum, covered stadium, dome, domed stadium, football stadium, hippodrome, park, skybox

Part holonymathletic field, field, field house, playing area, playing field, stand, standing room, tiered seat

6. bowl (artifact) a large ball with finger holes used in the sport of bowling

Synonymsbowling ball

Broader (hypernym)ball

Part holonymfinger hole, thumbhole

Part meronymbowling equipment

7. bowl (artifact) a wooden ball (with flattened sides so that it rolls on a curved course) used in the game of lawn bowling

Broader (hypernym)ball

Part meronymbowls, lawn bowling

8. bowl (artifact) a small round container that is open at the top for holding tobacco

Synonymspipe bowl

Broader (hypernym)container

Part meronympipe, tobacco pipe

9. bowl (act) the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)


Broader (hypernym)actuation, propulsion

Part meronymbowling

English verb: bowl

1. bowl (motion) roll (a ball)

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)roll, wheel

Domain categorybowling

2. bowl (contact) hurl a cricket ball from one end of the pitch towards the batsman at the other end

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cast, hurl, hurtle

Domain categorycricket

3. bowl (competition) engage in the sport of bowling

SamplesMy parents like to bowl on Friday nights.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)play

Narrower (hyponym)skittle

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