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Dish vs. Dishful

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Dishnoun

A vessel such as a plate for holding or serving food, often flat with a depressed region in the middle.

Dishfulnoun

as much as a dish will hold

Dishnoun

The contents of such a vessel.

‘a dish of stew’;

Dishfulnoun

As much as a dish holds when full.

Dishnoun

(metonym) A specific type of prepared food.

‘a vegetable dish’; ‘this dish is filling and easily made’;

Dishfulnoun

the quantity that a dish will hold;

‘they served me a dish of rice’;

Dishnoun

(in the plural) 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 meal.

‘It's your turn to wash the dishes.’;

Dishnoun

(telecommunication) A type of antenna with a similar shape to a plate or bowl.

‘satellite dish’; ‘radar dish’;

Dishnoun

(slang) A sexually attractive person.

Dishnoun

The state of being concave, like a dish, or the degree of such concavity.

‘the dish of a wheel’;

Dishnoun

A hollow place, as in a field.

Dishnoun

(mining) A trough in which ore is measured.

Dishnoun

(mining) That portion of the produce of a mine which is paid to the land owner or proprietor.

Dishnoun

(slang) Gossip

Dishverb

(transitive) To put in a dish or dishes; serve, usually food.

‘The restaurant dished up a delicious Italian brunch.’;

Dishverb

To gossip; to relay information about the personal situation of another.

Dishverb

(transitive) To make concave, or depress in the middle, like a dish.

‘to dish a wheel by inclining the spokes’;

Dishverb

To frustrate; to beat; to outwit or defeat.

Dishnoun

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.’;

Dishnoun

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.’;

Dishnoun

The state of being concave, or like a dish, or the degree of such concavity; as, the dish of a wheel.

Dishnoun

A hollow place, as in a field.

Dishnoun

A trough about 28 inches long, 4 deep, and 6 wide, in which ore is measured.

Dishnoun

anything with a discoid and concave shape, like that of a dish.

Dishnoun

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.

Dishnoun

a very attractive woman or young lady, especaially one sexually attractive; - sometimes considered offensive and sexist; as, the departmental secretary is quite a dish.

Dishnoun

a favorite activity, or an activity at which one excels.

Dishnoun

the quantity that a dish will hold, or a dish filled with some material.

Dishverb

To put in a dish, ready for the table.

Dishverb

To make concave, or depress in the middle, like a dish; as, to dish a wheel by inclining the spokes.

Dishverb

To frustrate; to beat; to ruin.

Dishverb

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.

Dishnoun

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’;

Dishnoun

a particular item of prepared food;

‘she prepared a special dish for dinner’;

Dishnoun

the quantity that a dish will hold;

‘they served me a dish of rice’;

Dishnoun

a very attractive or seductive looking woman

Dishnoun

directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation

Dishnoun

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’;

Dishverb

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’;

Dishverb

make concave; shape like a dish

Dishnoun

a shallow, flat-bottomed container for cooking or serving food

‘an ovenproof dish’;

Dishnoun

the food contained or served in a dish

‘a dish of sauté potatoes’;

Dishnoun

a particular variety or preparation of food served as part of a meal

‘fresh fish dishes’;

Dishnoun

all the items that have been used in the preparation, serving, and eating of a meal

‘I left the children to do the dishes’;

Dishnoun

a shallow, concave receptacle, especially one intended to hold a particular substance

‘the cats' water dish’;

Dishnoun

a bowl-shaped radio aerial

‘other channels are available with a larger dish’;

Dishnoun

a sexually attractive person

‘I gather he's quite a dish’;

Dishnoun

a thing that one enjoys or does well

‘as a public relations man this was my dish and the campaign was right up my street’;

Dishnoun

information which is not generally known or available

‘if he has the real dish I wish he'd tell us’;

Dishnoun

concavity of a spoked wheel resulting from a difference in spoke tension on each side and consequent sideways displacement of the rim in relation to the hub.

Dishverb

put food on to a plate or plates before a meal

‘Steve was dishing up vegetables’;

Dishverb

dispense something in a casual or indiscriminate way

‘the banks dished out loans to all and sundry’;

Dishverb

offer or present something, especially something regarded as substandard

‘is your ISP short-changing you by dishing up outdated and perhaps incorrect information?’;

Dishverb

subject others to criticism or punishment

‘you can dish it out but you can't take it’;

Dishverb

gossip or share intimate information

‘groups gather to dish about romances’;

Dishverb

utterly destroy or defeat

‘the election interview dished Labour's chances’;

Dishverb

give concavity to (a wheel) by tensioning the spokes

‘this tool accurately checks for proper dishing of a wheel’;

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