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Definition of BOWL

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Bowl \Bowl\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bowled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bowling}.]
     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.
                                                    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. To roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels; as, we were bowled rapidly along the road. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     {To bowl} (a player) {out}, in cricket, to put out a striker by knocking down a bail or a stump in bowling. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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}.] [1913 Webster]
     1. A concave vessel of various forms (often approximately hemispherical), to hold liquids, etc. [1913 Webster]

              Brought them food in bowls of basswood.
                                                    --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

     2. Specifically, a drinking vessel for wine or other spirituous liquors; hence, convivial drinking. [1913 Webster]

     3. The contents of a full bowl; what a bowl will hold. [1913 Webster]

     4. The hollow part of a thing; as, the bowl of a spoon. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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. [1913 Webster]

     3. To move rapidly, smoothly, and like a ball; as, the carriage bowled along. [1913 Webster] Bowlder

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Bowl \Bowl\ (b[=o]l), n. [F. boule, fr. L. bulla bubble, stud. Cf. {Bull} an edict, {Bill} a writing.] [1913 Webster]
     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 rolled. [1913 Webster]

     2. pl. An ancient game, popular in Great Britain, played with biased balls on a level plat of greensward. [1913 Webster]

              Like an uninstructed bowler, . . . who thinks to attain the jack by delivering his bowl straightforward upon it.              --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

     3. pl. The game of tenpins or bowling. [U.S.]
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

192 Moby Thesaurus words for "bowl":
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