Bowl - (n.) A concave vessel of various forms (often approximately hemispherical), to hold liquids, etc.
Bowl - (n.) Specifically, a drinking vessel for wine or other spirituous liquors; hence, convivial drinking.
Bowl - (n.) The contents of a full bowl; what a bowl will hold.
Bowl - (n.) The hollow part of a thing; as, the bowl of a spoon.
Bowl - (n.) A ball of wood or other material used for rolling on a level surface in play; a ball of hard wood having one side heavier than the other, so as to give it a bias when rolled.
Bowl - (n.) An ancient game, popular in Great Britain, played with biased balls on a level plat of greensward.
Bowl - (n.) The game of tenpins or bowling.
Bowl - (v. t.) To roll, as a bowl or cricket ball.
Bowl - (v. t.) To roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels; as, we were bowled rapidly along the road.
Bowl - (v. t.) To pelt or strike with anything rolled.
Bowl - (v. i.) To play with bowls.
Bowl - (v. i.) To roll a ball on a plane, as at cricket, bowls, etc.
Bowl - (v. i.) To move rapidly, smoothly, and like a ball; as, the carriage bowled along.
Bowled - (imp. & p. p.) of Bowl
Bowling - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bowl
Bowlder - (n.) Alt. of Boulder
Bowldery - (a.) Characterized by bowlders.
Bowleg - (n.) A crooked leg.
Bowl-legged - (a.) Having crooked legs, esp. with the knees bent outward.
Bowler - (n.) One who plays at bowls, or who rolls the ball in cricket or any other game.
Bowless - (a.) Destitute of a bow.
Bowline - (n.) A rope fastened near the middle of the leech or perpendicular edge of the square sails, by subordinate ropes, called bridles, and used to keep the weather edge of the sail tight forward, when the ship is closehauled.
Bowling - (n.) The act of playing at or rolling bowls, or of rolling the ball at cricket; the game of bowls or of tenpins.
Bowls - (n. pl.) See Bowl, a ball, a game.
Embowl - (v. t.) To form like a bowl; to give a globular shape to.
Rombowline - (n.) Old, condemned canvas, rope, etc., unfit for use except in chafing gear.
Rumbowline - (n.) Same as Rombowline.
Washbowl - (n.) A basin, or bowl, to hold water for washing one's hands, face, etc.
Bowl - n. 1 a usu. Round deep basin for food or liquid. B contents of a bowl. 2 hollow part of a tobacco-pipe, spoon, etc. bowlful n. (pl. -s). [old english]
Bowl - —n. 1 hard heavy ball, made with a bias to run in a curve. 2 (in pl.; usu. Treated as sing.) Game played with these on grass. 3 spell or turn of bowling in cricket. —v. 1 a roll (a ball etc.). B play bowls. 2 (also absol.) Cricket etc. A deliver (a ball, over, etc.). B (often foll. By out) dismiss (a batsman) by knocking down the wicket with a ball. 3 (often foll. By along) go along rapidly. bowl out cricket etc. Dismiss (a batsman or a side). Bowl over 1 knock down. 2 colloq. Impress greatly, overwhelm. [latin bulla bubble]
Bowler - n. 1 cricket etc. Player who bowls. 2 bowls-player.
Bowler - n. (in full bowler hat) man's hard round felt hat. [bowler, name of a hatter]
Bowline - n. 1 rope from a ship's bow keeping the sail taut against the wind. 2 knot forming a non-slipping loop at the end of a rope.
Bowling - n. The game of skittles, tenpin bowling, or bowls.
Bowling-alley - n. 1 long enclosure for skittles or tenpin bowling. 2 building with these.
Bowling-green - n. Lawn for playing bowls.
Dust bowl - n. Desert made by drought or erosion.
Finger-bowl - n. (also finger-glass) small bowl for rinsing the fingers during a meal.
Fish-bowl - n. (usu. Round) glass bowl for pet fish.
Pace bowler - n. Cricket fast bowler.
Punch-bowl - n. 1 bowl for punch. 2 deep round hollow in a hill.
Rosebowl - n. Bowl for cut roses, esp. As a prize in a competition.
Seam bowler - n. Cricket bowler who makes the ball deviate by bouncing it off its seam.
Spin bowler - n. Cricket bowler who imparts spin to a ball.
Tenpin bowling - n. Game in which ten pins or skittles are bowled at in an alley.
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