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Bowl vs. Basin

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Bowlnoun

A roughly hemispherical container used to hold, mix or present food, such as salad, fruit or soup, or other items.

Basinnoun

a wide bowl for washing, sometimes affixed to a wall

Bowlnoun

As much as is held by a bowl.

‘You can’t have any more soup – you’ve had three bowls already.’;

Basinnoun

(obsolete) a shallow bowl used for a single serving of a drink or liquidy food

Bowlnoun

A haircut in which straight hair is cut at an even height around the edges, forming a bowl shape.

Basinnoun

a depression, natural or artificial, containing water

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Bowlnoun

The round hollow part of anything.

‘Direct the cleaning fluid around the toilet bowl and under the rim.’;

Basinnoun

(geography) an area of land from which water drains into a common outlet; drainage basin

Bowlnoun

The part of a spoon that holds content, as opposed to the handle.

Basinnoun

(geography) a rock formation scooped out by water erosion

Bowlnoun

A part of a pipe or bong packed with marijuana for smoking

‘Let's smoke a bowl!’;

Basinnoun

A hollow vessel or dish, to hold water for washing, and for various other uses.

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Bowlnoun

(typography) A rounded portion of a glyph that encloses empty space, as in the letters d and o.

Basinnoun

The quantity contained in a basin.

Bowlnoun

A round crater (or similar) in the ground.

Basinnoun

A hollow vessel, of various forms and materials, used in the arts or manufactures, as that used by glass grinders for forming concave glasses, by hatters for molding a hat into shape, etc.

Bowlnoun

An elliptical-shaped stadium or amphitheater resembling a bowl.

Basinnoun

A hollow place containing water, as a pond, a dock for ships, a little bay.

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Bowlnoun

(American football) A postseason football competition, a bowl game (i.e. Rose Bowl, Super Bowl)

Basinnoun

A circular or oval valley, or depression of the surface of the ground, the lowest part of which is generally occupied by a lake, or traversed by a river.

Bowlnoun

The ball rolled by players in the game of lawn bowls.

Basinnoun

An isolated or circumscribed formation, particularly where the strata dip inward, on all sides, toward a center; - especially applied to the coal formations, called coal basins or coal fields.

Bowlnoun

The action of bowling a ball.

Basinnoun

a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids;

‘she mixed the dough in a large basin’;

Bowlnoun

The game of bowls.

Basinnoun

the quantity that a basin will hold;

‘a basinful of water’;

Bowlverb

(transitive) To roll or throw (a ball) in the correct manner in cricket and similar games and sports.

Basinnoun

a natural depression in the surface of the land often with a lake at the bottom of it;

‘the basin of the Great Salt Lake’;

Bowlverb

(intransitive) To throw the ball (in cricket and similar games and sports).

Basinnoun

the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries;

‘flood control in the Missouri basin’;

Bowlverb

To roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels.

‘We were bowled rapidly along the road.’;

Basinnoun

a bathroom or lavatory sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you wash your hands and face;

‘he ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face’;

Bowlverb

To pelt or strike with anything rolled.

Basinnoun

a bowl for washing, typically attached to a wall and having taps connected to a water supply; a washbasin.

Bowlnoun

A concave vessel of various forms (often approximately hemispherical), to hold liquids, etc.

‘Brought them food in bowls of basswood.’;

Basinnoun

a wide open container used for preparing food or for holding liquid

‘she poured water from the jug into the basin’;

Bowlnoun

Specifically, a drinking vessel for wine or other spirituous liquors; hence, convivial drinking.

Basinnoun

a circular or oval valley or natural depression on the earth's surface, especially one containing water

‘the loch is cupped in a shallow basin among low hills’;

Bowlnoun

The contents of a full bowl; what a bowl will hold.

Basinnoun

the tract of country drained by a river and its tributaries, or which drains into a lake or sea

‘the Amazon basin’;

Bowlnoun

The hollow part of a thing; as, the bowl of a spoon.

Basinnoun

an enclosed area of water where boats can be moored

‘the gravel pit is to be used as a yacht basin’;

Bowlnoun

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.

Basinnoun

a circumscribed rock formation where the strata dip towards the centre.

Bowlnoun

An ancient game, popular in Great Britain, played with biased balls on a level plat of greensward.

‘Like an uninstructed bowler, . . . who thinks to attain the jack by delivering his bowl straightforward upon it.’;

Bowlnoun

The game of tenpins or bowling.

Bowlverb

To roll, as a bowl or cricket ball.

‘Break all the spokes and fellies from her wheel,And bowl the round nave down the hill of heaven.’;

Bowlverb

To roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels; as, we were bowled rapidly along the road.

Bowlverb

To pelt or strike with anything rolled.

‘Alas, I had rather be set quick i' the earth,And bowled to death with turnips’;

Bowlverb

To play with bowls.

Bowlverb

To roll a ball on a plane, as at cricket, bowls, etc.

Bowlverb

To move rapidly, smoothly, and like a ball; as, the carriage bowled along.

Bowlnoun

a round vessel that is open at the top; used for holding fruit or liquids or for serving food

Bowlnoun

a concave shape with an open top

Bowlnoun

a dish that is round and open at the top for serving foods

Bowlnoun

the quantity contained in a bowl

Bowlnoun

a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments

Bowlnoun

a wooden ball (with flattened sides) used in the game of bowls

Bowlnoun

a small round container that is open at the top for holding tobacco

Bowlverb

roll (a ball)

Bowlverb

engage in the sport of bowling;

‘My parents like to bowl on Friday nights’;

Bowlnoun

a round, deep dish or basin used for food or liquid

‘a mixing bowl’; ‘a sugar bowl’;

Bowlnoun

the contents of a bowl

‘they ate huge bowls of steaming spaghetti’;

Bowlnoun

a decorative round dish awarded as a prize in a competition

‘the McGeorge Rose Bowl’;

Bowlnoun

a rounded, concave part of an object

‘the bowl of a spoon’; ‘a toilet bowl’;

Bowlnoun

a pipe used to smoke marijuana, or the contents of such a pipe

‘hey, you wanna smoke a bowl with us?’;

Bowlnoun

a natural basin.

Bowlnoun

a stadium for sporting or musical events

‘the Hollywood Bowl’;

Bowlnoun

an American football game played after the regular season between leading teams

‘their last four bowl games’; ‘Pro Bowl’;

Bowlnoun

a wooden or hard rubber ball, slightly asymmetrical so that it runs on a curved course, used in the game of bowls.

Bowlnoun

a large ball with indentations for gripping, used in tenpin bowling.

Bowlnoun

a wooden ball or disc used in playing skittles.

Bowlnoun

a spell or turn of bowling in cricket.

Bowlverb

roll (a ball or other round object) along the ground

‘she snatched her hat off and bowled it ahead of her’;

Bowlverb

(of a bowler) propel (the ball) with a straight arm towards the batsman, typically in such a way that the ball bounces once

‘Sobers bowled to Willis’; ‘Lillee bowled another bouncer’;

Bowlverb

dismiss (a batsman) by knocking down the wicket with the ball which one has bowled

‘Stewart was bowled for 33’;

Bowlverb

get an entire team out

‘they bowled Lancashire out for 143’;

Bowlverb

move rapidly and smoothly in a specified direction

‘they bowled along the country roads’;

Bowl

A bowl is a round dish or container typically used to prepare and serve food. The interior of a bowl is characteristically shaped like a spherical cap, with the edges and the bottom forming a seamless curve.

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