• Many earthenware vessels found were used for cooking purposes, including baking dishes, three-legged pots, and covered pots
    Many earthenware vessels found were used for cooking purposes, including baking dishes, three-legged pots, and covered pots
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dish make concave; shape like a dish
    • v dish 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"
    • n dish 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"
    • n dish 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"
    • n dish directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation
    • n dish a particular item of prepared food "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
    • n dish a very attractive or seductive looking woman
    • n dish the quantity that a dish will hold "they served me a dish of rice"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Dish ran away with the Spoon Dish ran away with the Spoon
And the Dish ran away with the Spoon And the Dish ran away with the Spoon
serving dish and spoon serving dish and spoon
Breakfast Dishes Breakfast Dishes
Dish, spoon, cow, moon Dish, spoon, cow, moon

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In China, pancakes are generally served as side dishes. They are stuffed with meat, bean sprouts, and other vegetables
    • Dish a favorite activity, or an activity at which one excels.
    • Dish A hollow place, as in a field.
    • Dish (Mining) A trough about 28 inches long, 4 deep, and 6 wide, in which ore is measured.
    • Dish a very attractive woman or young lady, especaially one sexually attractive; -- sometimes considered offensive and sexist; as, the departmental secretary is quite a dish .
    • Dish A vessel, as a platter, a plate, a bowl, used for serving up food at the table. "She brought forth butter in a lordly dish ."
    • Dish an electronic device with a concave reflecting surface which focuses reflected radio waves to or from a point, used as a receiving or transmitting antenna; also called dish antenna . The dish is often shaped as a paraboloid so as to achieve a high sensitivity and enable reception of weak signals when used as a receiving antenna, or to focus transmitted signals into a narrow beam when used as a transmitting antenna.
    • Dish anything with a discoid and concave shape, like that of a dish.
    • Dish (Mining) That portion of the produce of a mine which is paid to the land owner or proprietor.
    • Dish The food served in a dish; hence, any particular kind of food, especially prepared food; as, a cold dish; a warm dish; a delicious dish. “A dish fit for the gods.” "Home-home dishes that drive one from home."
    • Dish the quantity that a dish will hold, or a dish filled with some material.
    • Dish The state of being concave, or like a dish, or the degree of such concavity; as, the dish of a wheel.
    • Dish To frustrate; to beat; to ruin.
    • Dish To make concave, or depress in the middle, like a dish; as, to dish a wheel by inclining the spokes.
    • Dish To put in a dish, ready for the table.
    • Dish to talk about (a person) in a disparaging manner; to gossip about (a person); as, the secretaries spent their break time dishing the newest employee.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The leading cause of poisoning for children under the age of six in the home is liquid dish soap
    • n dish Any rimmed and concave or hollow vessel, of earthenware, porcelain, glass, metal, or wood, used to contain food for consumption at meals. Originally applied to very shallow or flat vessels, as plates and platters, the term now usually includes any large open vessel, more or less deep, and with or without a cover, used to contain food or table-drink, such as tea, coffee, or chocolate. The use of the term to include drinking-vessels, as bowls and cups, is less common and seems to be obsolescent, except as such vessels are included in the collective plural dishes. A set of dishes includes all the vessels (except drinking-glasses) requisite for furnishing a table, as platters, plates of various sizes, vessels for vegetables, fruits, preserves, etc., tureens, bowls, and cups and saucers.
    • n dish The food or drink served in a dish; hence, any particular kind of food served at table; a supply for a meal: as, a dish of veal or venison; a cold dish.
    • n dish In Eng. mining: A rectangular box about 28 inches long, 4 deep, and 6 wide, in which ore is measured.
    • n dish Formerly, in Cornwall, a measure holding one gallon, used for tin ore dressed ready for the smelter.
    • n dish A discus.
    • n dish The state of being concave or like a dish; concavity: as, the dish of a wheel.
    • dish To put in a dish or dishes, as food; serve at table: often with up: as, to dish up the dinner.
    • dish To cause to resemble a dish; make concave. Thus, a carriage-wheel is said to be dished when the spokes (either by construction or as the result of accident) are inclined to the nave, so that the wheel is concave on one side.
    • dish To use up, as if by serving on a dish, or making a meal of; frustrate or disappoint; damage; ruin; cheat.
    • dish To push or strike with the horns.
    • dish To be concave or have a form resembling that of a dish: as, the wheel or the ground dishes. See I., 2.
    • n dish In mining: A small rough vessel used in diamond and gold washing: sometimes used attributively: as, he obtained good dish prospects after crudely crushing up the quartz.
    • dish To form with a concave center, as a disk, a wheel, a running track, or a racing-track.
    • dish In trotting, to throw the feet outward, moving them forward with a circular motion instead of in a straight line. Also paddle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first recipe for a lasagna type dish was found to be from a British cookbook in the 14th century. Therefore, Italians were not the first ones to come up with the popular dish as believed
    • n Dish dish a plate: a vessel in which food is served: the food in a dish: a particular kind of food: the condition of having a dish shape, concavity of form
    • v.t Dish to put in a dish, for table:
    • adj Dish hollow like a dish
    • v.t Dish (coll.) to outwit, to defeat
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  • Marilyn French
    Marilyn French
    “I hate discussions of feminism that end up with who does the dishes, she said. So do I. But at the end, there are always the damned dishes.”
  • Joan Rivers
    Joan Rivers
    “I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes -- and six months later you have to start all over again.”
  • Harry A. Overstreet
    Harry A. Overstreet
    “Better a dish of illusion and a hearty appetite for life, than a feast of reality and indigestion therewith.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “No man was ever shot by his wife while doing the dishes.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A perfect wife is one who helps her husband with the dishes.”


Dish the dirt - If you dish the dirt on something or someone, you make unpleasant or shocking information public.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. disc, L. discus, dish, disc, quoit, fr. Gr. di`skos quoit, fr. dikei^n to throw. Cf. Dais Desk Disc Discus


In literature:

Less flour is required when they are to be served as a sauce over chicken, steak, or made dishes.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
She left them before the stove as soon as the dishes were washed, retiring to the bedroom at the other end of the log cabin.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Place cucumbers and onions in serving dish, add the vinegar and mix.
"Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking" by Unknown
The wall cupboard yielded a supply of ordinary dishes, cups, and saucers.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
Eggs lend themselves readily to the formation of many delicious dishes, such as omelets, souffles, etc.
"Health on the Farm" by H. F. Harris
Serve boiled rice in another dish.
"New Vegetarian Dishes" by Mrs. Bowdich
Days, while she washed dishes and scrubbed, the exquisite melody of the words haunted her, like some far-off strain of music.
"Master of the Vineyard" by Myrtle Reed
Carefully open the dish and add sterile distilled water to moisten the block and form a layer in the bottom of the dish 1 cm.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Stand the dish on another with a napkin, and serve very hot as a second course or luncheon dish.
"The Cauliflower" by A. A. Crozier
She sent a porcelain dish, which I filled with a few choice pieces.
"Dwellers in Arcady" by Albert Bigelow Paine

In poetry:

The third beneath the water
Could dive like any fish:
The fourth could get provision
By striking on his dish:
"The Heroes Of Dovrefeld (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
The garden rang with music
Of inexpressible despair.
A dish of oysters spread on ice
Smelled like the ocean, fresh and sharp.
"In The Evening" by Anna Akhmatova
When Human Folk at Table eat,
A Kitten must not mew for meat,
Or jump to grab it from the Dish,
(Unless it happens to be fish).
"The Whole Duty Of Kittens" by Oliver Herford
I poured the milk into the dish
While Mary held the strainer,
I summoned heart to speak my wish,
And, oh! her blush grew plainer.
"The Free Selector's Daughter" by Henry Lawson
"Though game and fish and ev'ry dish
That lures the taste and sight
Your hand supplies, your mood defies
My person with a slight.
"The Bard Of Wales" by Janos Arany
For lots o’ folks my prayers I say —
But when for HIM I try to pray
A ‘normous dish
O’ fine fried fish
Keeps coming in the way!
"A Little Boys Ideas" by John Joy Bell

In news:

This Chinese leafy green cooks easily and works well in main dishes or on its own as a simple side dish.
The wasabi and sesame marinade gives this dish its distinct flavor.
Bring a covered dish and tea or cokes.
Packed with gallery artists, the anniversary show is like a big, riotous family reunion where all the crazy cousins showed up and brought art instead of a covered dish.
It is not one of the cream-based dishes that keeps gastronomes flocking back to the food temples of Paris.
Make this dish while you can still get locally grown peppers and tomatoes.
For years, I had been hesitant to make this typically heavy and rich beef dish.
I prefer to eat lighter dishes that energize and fill me up without weighing me down.
Posted Apr 21, 2009 3:16 pm by Matt Eddy Filed under: Daily Dish.
Posted Oct 31, 2008 11:53 am by Brian Chmielewski Filed under: Daily Dish, Winter Ball.
Chef and co-owner David Swanson prepares dishes in the open kitchen.
Most of us don't associate tea with a braised chicken dish, scrambled eggs or wedding cake.
This braised chicken dish has the chicken cooking in a flavorful wine and mushroom sauce.
THIS is a gentle, delicious, easygoing dish with a quiet elegance.
Those dishes needing long simmering to bring out the natural flavors and tenderize the product can be prepared well in a braising pan.

In science:

In fact, when observed at the angular resolution provided by millimeter interferometers, many well-de fined , regular bipolar outflows mapped with single-dish telescope s often reveal much more complex and irregular structures, which indicate both temporal and spatial variations of the ejection phenomenon.
Molecular Outflows in Low- and High-Mass Star Forming Regions
Table 1 of Beuther and Shepherd (2005) summarizes our current understanding of massive outflows from low-spatial resolutio n single-dish studies and gives a summary of and references to 15 massive flows that have been observed at higher spatial resolution using an interferometer.
Molecular Outflows in Low- and High-Mass Star Forming Regions
Historically, most studies have concentrated on the interaction between the outflow and the surrounding core (∼ 0.1 to 0.3 pc) as these scales can easily be observed with single-dish telescopes in the nearby (. 1 kpc ) star forming regions.
Molecular Outflows in Low- and High-Mass Star Forming Regions
Various options for the re flector are being considered; initial plan s call for a rectangular dish (32 m x 24 m) with 850 mirror facets and a parabolic shape.
The Status of VHE Gamma-Ray Astronomy
Following DASI, other experiments have claimed EE detection; CAPMAP, an evolution of the PIQUE system , using coherent HEMT receivers at 100 GHz coupled to a large dish to achieve high (3.6’) angular resolution, has reported marginal (2.3 σ) detection of EE .
The CMB polarization: status and prospects