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English noun: dish

1. dish (artifact) a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food


SamplesWe gave them a set of dishes for a wedding present.


Broader (hypernym)container, crockery, dishware


Narrower (hyponym)boat, bowl, butter dish, casserole, coquille, gravy boat, gravy holder, Petri dish, ramekin, ramequin, sauceboat, serving dish, sugar bowl, watch glass

2. dish (food) a particular item of prepared food


SamplesShe prepared a special dish for dinner.


Broader (hypernym)aliment, alimentation, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, sustenance, victuals


Narrower (hyponym)adobo, apple sauce, applesauce, bacon and eggs, baked egg, barbecue, barbecued spareribs, barbecued wing, barbeque, beef Bourguignonne, beef Stroganoff, beef Wellington, Belgian beef stew, biriani, biryani, bitok, boeuf Bourguignonne, boiled dinner, boiled egg, Boston baked beans, bubble and squeak, buffalo wing, burrito, cake, cannibal mound, carbonnade flamande, casserole, chicken and rice, chicken cordon bleu, chicken Kiev, chicken Marengo, chicken paprika, chicken paprikash, chicken provencale, chili, chili con carne, Chinese fried rice, chop suey, chow mein, coddled egg, cold stuffed tomato, coq au vin, coquille, coquilles Saint-Jacques, cottage pie, couscous, croquette, curry, custard, deviled egg, dolmas, dropped egg, egg en cocotte, egg roll, eggs Benedict, enchilada, entremets, escalope de veau Orloff, falafel, felafel, filet de boeuf en croute, fish and chips, fish ball, fish finger, fish stick, fondu, fondu, fondue, fondue, French toast, fried egg, fried rice, frijoles refritos, frittata, frog legs, galantine, gefilte fish, haggis, ham and eggs, hash, hot stuffed tomato, Italian rice, jambalaya, kabob, kebab, kedgeree, kishke, lobster thermidor, lutefisk, lutfisk, macedoine, Maryland chicken, meat loaf, meatball, meatloaf, mold, moo goo gai pan, mould, moussaka, mousse, New England boiled dinner, omelet, omelette, osso buco, paella, pasta, patty, pepper steak, pepper steak, peppered steak, pheasant under glass, piece de resistance, pilaf, pilaff, pilau, pilaw, pizza, pizza pie, poached egg, poi, pork and beans, porridge, potpie, pudding, ramekin, ramequin, rarebit, refried beans, rijstafel, rijstaffel, rijsttaffel, risotto, rissole, roulade, salad, Salisbury steak, sandwich plate, sashimi, sauerbraten, sauerkraut, saute, scallopine, scallopini, scampi, schnitzel, Scotch egg, Scotch woodcock, scrambled eggs, scrapple, seafood Newburg, shirred egg, shish kebab, side dish, side order, snack food, souffle, soup, spaghetti and meatballs, Spanish rice, spareribs, special, spring roll, steak au poivre, steak tartare, stew, stuffed cabbage, stuffed derma, stuffed egg, stuffed grape leaves, stuffed peppers, stuffed tomato, stuffed tomato, succotash, sukiyaki, sushi, Swiss steak, taco, tamale, tamale pie, tartar steak, tempura, teriyaki, terrine, Tetrazzini, timbale, tostada, turnover, veal cordon bleu, veal parmesan, veal parmigiana, viand, Welsh rabbit, Welsh rarebit, Wiener schnitzel


Part holonymfixings, ingredient, sauce, topping


Part meronymmeal, repast

3. dish (quantity) the quantity that a dish will hold


SamplesThey served me a dish of rice.


Synonymsdishful


Broader (hypernym)containerful

4. dish (person) a very attractive or seductive looking woman


Synonymsbeauty, knockout, looker, lulu, mantrap, peach, ravisher, smasher, stunner, sweetheart


Broader (hypernym)adult female, woman

5. dish (artifact) directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation


Synonymsdish aerial, dish antenna, saucer


Broader (hypernym)directional antenna


Narrower (hyponym)scanner


Part meronymmicrowave radar, radar, radio detection and ranging, radio reflector, radio telescope, radiolocation

6. dish (act) an activity that you like or at which you are superior


SamplesChemistry is not my cup of tea.
His bag now is learning to play golf.
Marriage was scarcely his dish.


Synonymsbag, cup of tea


Broader (hypernym)activity


English verb: dish

1. dish (consumption) provide (usually but not necessarily food)


SamplesWe serve meals for the homeless.
She dished out the soup at 8 P.M..
The entertainers served up a lively show.


ExamplesThe chefs dish the vegetables


Synonymsdish out, dish up, serve, serve up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cater, ply, provide, supply


Narrower (hyponym)plank


Verb grouphelp, serve

2. dish (change) make concave; shape like a dish


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)form, shape









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