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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    n 1: a round vessel that is open at the top; used chiefly for
         holding food or liquids;
    2: a concave shape with an open top [syn: bowl, trough]
    3: a dish that is round and open at the top for serving foods
    4: the quantity contained in a bowl [syn: bowl, bowlful]
    5: a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments [syn:
       stadium, bowl, arena, sports stadium]
    6: a large ball with finger holes used in the sport of bowling
       [syn: bowling ball, bowl]
    7: a wooden ball (with flattened sides so that it rolls on a
       curved course) used in the game of lawn bowling
    8: a small round container that is open at the top for holding
       tobacco [syn: bowl, pipe bowl]
    9: the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling) [syn:
       roll, bowl]
    v 1: roll (a ball)
    2: hurl a cricket ball from one end of the pitch towards the
       batsman at the other end
    3: engage in the sport of bowling; "My parents like to bowl on
       Friday nights"

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Bowl \Bowl\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bowled; p. pr. & vb. n.
   1. To roll, as a bowl or cricket ball.
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            Break all the spokes and fellies from her wheel,
            And bowl the round nave down the hill of heaven.
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   2. To roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels; as, we
      were bowled rapidly along the road.
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   3. To pelt or strike with anything rolled.
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            Alas, I had rather be set quick i' the earth,
            And bowled to death with turnips?     --Shak.
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   To bowl (a player) out, in cricket, to put out a striker
      by knocking down a bail or a stump in bowling.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Bowl \Bowl\ (b[=o]l), n. [OE. bolle, AS. bolla; akin to Icel.
   bolli, Dan. bolle, G. bolle, and perh. to E. boil a tumor.
   Cf. Boll.]
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   1. A concave vessel of various forms (often approximately
      hemispherical), to hold liquids, etc.
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            Brought them food in bowls of basswood.
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   2. Specifically, a drinking vessel for wine or other
      spirituous liquors; hence, convivial drinking.
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   3. The contents of a full bowl; what a bowl will hold.
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   4. The hollow part of a thing; as, the bowl of a spoon.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Bowl \Bowl\, v. i.
   1. To play with bowls.
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   2. To roll a ball on a plane, as at cricket, bowls, etc.
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   3. To move rapidly, smoothly, and like a ball; as, the
      carriage bowled along.
      [1913 Webster] Bowlder

5. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Bowl \Bowl\ (b[=o]l), n. [F. boule, fr. L. bulla bubble, stud.
   Cf. Bull an edict, Bill a writing.]
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   1. 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
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   2. pl. An ancient game, popular in Great Britain, played with
      biased balls on a level plat of greensward.
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            Like an uninstructed bowler, . . . who thinks to
            attain the jack by delivering his bowl
            straightforward upon it.              --Sir W.
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   3. pl. The game of tenpins or bowling. [U.S.]
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6. Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
   The sockets of the lamps of the golden candlestick of the
   tabernacle are called bowls (Ex. 25:31, 33, 34; 37:17, 19, 20);
   the same word so rendered being elsewhere rendered "cup" (Gen.
   44:2, 12, 16), and wine "pot" (Jer. 35:5). The reservoir for
   oil, from which pipes led to each lamp in Zechariah's vision of
   the candlestick, is called also by this name (Zech. 4:2, 3); so
   also are the vessels used for libations (Ex. 25:29; 37:16).

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