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"
2 a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
3 the quantity that a dish will hold; "they served me a dish of rice" [syn: dishful]
4 a very attractive or seductive looking woman [syn: smasher, stunner, knockout, beauty, ravisher, sweetheart, peach, lulu, looker, mantrap]
5 directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation [syn: 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" [syn: cup of tea, bag]
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" [syn: serve, serve up, dish out, dish up]
2 make concave; shape like a dish
- Rhymes with: -ɪʃ
- A vessel such as a plate for holding or serving food, often flat with a depressed region in the middle.
- The contents of such a vessel.
- a dish of stew
- A specific type of prepared food.
- a vegetable dish
- this dish is filling and easily made
- a vegetable dish
- Tableware (including cutlery, etc, as well as
crockery) that is to be
or is being washed after being used to prepare, serve and eat a
- It's your turn to wash the dishes.
- A sexually attractive woman.
- In the context of "UK|slang": A sexually attractive person of either sex.
- chafing dish
- dish aerial
- dish antenna
- dish out
- dish pig
- dish the dirt
- dish towel
- dish up
- do the dishes
- gratin dish
- Petri dish
- satellite dish
- serving dish
- side dish
vessel for holding/serving food
- Dutch: bord , taloor (Only in Flanders and only in dialect)
- Esperanto: telero
- Finnish: tarjoiluvati, vati, lautanen, astia
- French: assiette
- German: Teller
- Greek: πιάτο (pçáto)
- Hebrew: צלחת (tzalakhat)
- Italian: piatto
- Japanese: 皿 (さら, sara)
- Portuguese: prato
- Russian: тарелка
- Scottish Gaelic: mias , soitheach
- Spanish: plato
contents of such a vessel
specific type of food
tableware to be/being washed
slang: sexually attractive person of either sex
- To gossip; to relay information about the personal situation of another.
Dish may refer to:
- Satellite dish, a dish used to receive or transmit radio, television or data
- Assist (basketball), a pass directly leading to a score
- Camp (style), a part of which is dishing, a conversational style including retorts, vicious putdowns, and/or malicious gossip
- A sexy or appealing person
- The offset, parallel to the axle, of a wire wheel, especially of a rear bicycle wheel, of the rim with respect to the hub flanges.
The acronym DISH may stand for:
KO, antepast, autoclave, babble, baffle, bail, balk, billy, blast, boil, bowl, brave, broil, bucket, cackle, caddy, cage, can, canister, casserole, cave, cave in, challenge, chat, checkmate, china, chinaware, circumvent, clack, coaster, compote, concave, confound, confront, contravene, cook, counter, counteract, countermand, counterwork, course, cover, crock, cross, crucible, culinary masterpiece, culinary preparation, cup, dash, decant, defeat, defy, dessert, destroy, dip, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, dish out, dish up, disrupt, dither, do for, do in, elude, entree, entremets, fix, flummox, foil, fork, frustrate, fry, gab, gallipot, garbage can, gas, grill, help, helping, hod, holdall, hollow, hollow out, hopper, incurve, jaw, knock out, knock the chocks, ladle, magazine, main dish, mortar, mortarboard, nonplus, pail, palette, patera, perplex, pitcher, place, plate, platter, portion, pour, powder horn, prattle, retire, retreat, roast, ruin, sabotage, salver, saucer, scoop, scotch, scuttle, second helping, service, serving, settle, shoot down, shovel, side dish, sink, slop pail, spade, spike, spoil, spoon, stonewall, stump, tableware, thwart, tin, torpedo, trash can, tray, trencher, undo, upset, vat, waiter, wastepaper basket, watering can, yak