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Meaning & Definition of Dish in English

English

Dish

/dɪʃ/

noun

1. A piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food

  • "We gave them a set of dishes for a wedding present"
    synonym:
  • dish

2. A particular item of prepared food

  • "She prepared a special dish for dinner"
    synonym:
  • dish

3. The quantity that a dish will hold

  • "They served me a dish of rice"
    synonym:
  • dish
  • ,
  • dishful

4. A very attractive or seductive looking woman

    synonym:
  • smasher
  • ,
  • stunner
  • ,
  • knockout
  • ,
  • beauty
  • ,
  • ravisher
  • ,
  • sweetheart
  • ,
  • peach
  • ,
  • lulu
  • ,
  • looker
  • ,
  • mantrap
  • ,
  • dish

5. Directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation

    synonym:
  • dish
  • ,
  • dish aerial
  • ,
  • dish antenna
  • ,
  • saucer

6. An activity that you like or at which you are superior

  • "Chemistry is not my cup of tea"
  • "His bag now is learning to play golf"
  • "Marriage was scarcely his dish"
    synonym:
  • cup of tea
  • ,
  • bag
  • ,
  • dish

verb

1. Provide (usually but not necessarily food)

  • "We serve meals for the homeless"
  • "She dished out the soup at 8 p.m."
  • "The entertainers served up a lively show"
    synonym:
  • serve
  • ,
  • serve up
  • ,
  • dish out
  • ,
  • dish up
  • ,
  • dish

2. Make concave

  • Shape like a dish
    synonym:
  • dish

Examples of using

Revenge is a dish best served cold.
It's my favorite dish!
Have you ever eaten this dish?