(noun, verb)


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

Definition categories: man–made, container, crockery, dishware

2. a particular item of prepared food

- she prepared a special dish for dinner

Definition categories: food, aliment, alimentation, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, sustenance, victuals

3. the quantity that a dish will hold

- they served me a dish of rice

Similar word(s): dishful

Definition categories: quantity, containerful

4. a very attractive or seductive looking woman

Similar word(s): beauty, knockout, looker, lulu, mantrap, peach, ravisher, smasher, stunner, sweetheart

Definition categories: person, woman

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

Similar word(s): saucer

Definition categories: man–made

6. an activity that you like or at which you are superior

- marriage was scarcely his dish

Similar word(s): bag

Definition categories: act, activity

Sentences with dish as a noun:

- a dish of stew

- a vegetable dish

- this dish is filling and easily made

- It's your turn to wash the dishes.

- the dish of a wheel


1. provide (usually but not necessarily food)

- She dished out the soup at 8 P.M.

Similar word(s): serve

Definition categories: consumption, cater, ply, provide, supply

2. make concave; shape like a dish

Definition categories: change, form, shape

Sentences with dish as a verb:

- The restaurant dished up a delicious Italian brunch.

- to dish a wheel by inclining the spokes