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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


Synonymstrough


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


Synonymsbowlful


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)


Synonymsroll


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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