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Definition of 'dish'


  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"
       Synonyms: dishful
  4. a very attractive or seductive looking woman
       Synonyms: smasher stunner knockout beauty ravisher sweetheart peach lulu looker mantrap
  5. directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: serve serve up dish out dish up
  2. make concave; shape like a dish

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