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Definition of Bowl

Bowl

  1. A concave vessel of various forms (often approximately hemispherical), to hold liquids, etc.
  2. Specifically, a drinking vessel for wine or other spirituous liquors; hence, convivial drinking.
  3. The contents of a full bowl; what a bowl will hold.
  4. The hollow part of a thing; as, the bowl of a spoon.
  5. 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.
  6. An ancient game, popular in Great Britain, played with biased balls on a level plat of greensward.
  7. The game of tenpins or bowling.
  8. To roll, as a bowl or cricket ball.
  9. To roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels; as, we were bowled rapidly along the road.
  10. To pelt or strike with anything rolled.
  11. To play with bowls.
  12. To roll a ball on a plane, as at cricket, bowls, etc.
  13. To move rapidly, smoothly, and like a ball; as, the carriage bowled along.

Bowl Quotations

A few years ago, the city council of Monza, Italy, barred pet owners from keeping goldfish in curved bowls... saying that it is cruel to keep a fish in a bowl with curved sides because, gazing out, the fish would have a distorted view of reality. But how do we know we have the true, undistorted picture of reality?
Stephen Hawking

We don't need a melting pot in this country, folks. We need a salad bowl. In a salad bowl, you put in the different things. You want the vegetables - the lettuce, the cucumbers, the onions, the green peppers - to maintain their identity. You appreciate differences.
Jane Elliot

One of my early childhood memories was my grandmother always having a bowl of Nestle chocolate bars at her house. My sister and I would argue over who could eat the chocolate bars. Looking back, I don't know why we just didn't share. We could have split them.
Carla Hall

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
Lao Tzu

I like cats a lot. I've always liked cats. They're great company. When they eat, they always leave a little bit at the bottom of the bowl. A dog will polish the bowl, but a cat always leaves a little bit. It's like an offering.
Christopher Walken
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Bowl Translations

bowl in Afrikaans is bak
bowl in Danish is kumme
bowl in Dutch is vont, bekken, kom
bowl in Finnish is vati
bowl in French is globuleux, bol, bassine, cuvette, jatte
bowl in German is Schale
bowl in Italian is scodella, palla
bowl in Latin is scaphium (sciphus
bowl in Portuguese is tejela, bacia