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NOUN (6)

1. a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food;
- Example: "we gave them a set of dishes for a wedding present"

2. a particular item of prepared food;
- Example: "she prepared a special dish for dinner"

3. the quantity that a dish will hold;
- Example: "they served me a dish of rice"
[syn: dish, dishful]

4. a very attractive or seductive looking woman;
[syn: smasher, stunner, knockout, beauty, ravisher, sweetheart, peach, lulu, looker, mantrap, dish]

5. directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation;
[syn: dish, dish aerial, dish antenna, saucer]

6. an activity that you like or at which you are superior;
- Example: "chemistry is not my cup of tea"
- Example: "his bag now is learning to play golf"
- Example: "marriage was scarcely his dish"
[syn: cup of tea, bag, dish]


VERB (2)

1. provide (usually but not necessarily food);
- Example: "We serve meals for the homeless"
- Example: "She dished out the soup at 8 P.M."
- Example: "The entertainers served up a lively show"
[syn: serve, serve up, dish out, dish up, dish]

2. make concave; shape like a dish;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dish \Dish\ (d[i^]sh), n. [AS. disc, L. discus dish, disc, quoit, fr. Gr. di`skos quoit, fr. dikei^n to throw. Cf. Dais, Desk, Disc, Discus.] 1. A vessel, as a platter, a plate, a bowl, used for serving up food at the table. [1913 Webster] She brought forth butter in a lordly dish. --Judg. v. 25. [1913 Webster] 2. The food served in a dish; hence, any particular kind of food, especially prepared food; as, a cold dish; a warm dish; a delicious dish. "A dish fit for the gods." --Shak. Home-home dishes that drive one from home. --Hood. [1913 Webster] 3. The state of being concave, or like a dish, or the degree of such concavity; as, the dish of a wheel. [1913 Webster] 4. A hollow place, as in a field. --Ogilvie. [1913 Webster] 5. (Mining) (a) A trough about 28 inches long, 4 deep, and 6 wide, in which ore is measured. (b) That portion of the produce of a mine which is paid to the land owner or proprietor. [1913 Webster] 6. anything with a discoid and concave shape, like that of a dish. [PJC] 7. an electronic device with a concave reflecting surface which focuses reflected radio waves to or from a point, used as a receiving or transmitting antenna; also called dish antenna. The dish is often shaped as a paraboloid so as to achieve a high sensitivity and enable reception of weak signals when used as a receiving antenna, or to focus transmitted signals into a narrow beam when used as a transmitting antenna. Syn: dish aerial, dish antenna, saucer. [PJC] 8. a very attractive woman or young lady, especaially one sexually attractive; -- sometimes considered offensive and sexist; as, the departmental secretary is quite a dish. [slang] Syn: smasher, stunner, knockout, beauty, sweetheart, peach, lulu, looker, mantrap, dish. [WordNet 1.5 + PJC] 9. a favorite activity, or an activity at which one excels. [slang] Syn: cup of tea, bag. [WordNet 1.5 + PJC] 10. the quantity that a dish will hold, or a dish filled with some material. Syn: dishful. [WordNet 1.5 + PJC] satellite dish a dish antenna used to receive signals from or to transmit signals to a satellite which transmits or receives radio signals. In most common usage, it refers to small dish antennas used to receive television programs broadcast from geostationary satellites. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dish \Dish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dished; p. pr. & vb. n. Dishing.] 1. To put in a dish, ready for the table. [1913 Webster] 2. To make concave, or depress in the middle, like a dish; as, to dish a wheel by inclining the spokes. [1913 Webster] 3. To frustrate; to beat; to ruin. [Low] [1913 Webster] 4. to talk about (a person) in a disparaging manner; to gossip about (a person); as, the secretaries spent their break time dishing the newest employee. [slang] [PJC] To dish out. 1. To serve out of a dish; to distribute in portions at table. 2. (Arch.) To hollow out, as a gutter in stone or wood. 2. to dispense freely; -- also used figuratively; as, to dish out punishment; to dish out abuse or insult. To dish up, to take (food) from the oven, pots, etc., and put in dishes to be served at table. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dish n 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" [syn: dish, dishful] 4: a very attractive or seductive looking woman [syn: smasher, stunner, knockout, beauty, ravisher, sweetheart, peach, lulu, looker, mantrap, dish] 5: directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation [syn: dish, 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" [syn: cup of tea, bag, dish] v 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" [syn: serve, serve up, dish out, dish up, dish] 2: make concave; shape like a dish
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

146 Moby Thesaurus words for "dish": KO, antepast, autoclave, babble, baffle, bail, balk, billy, blast, boil, bowl, brave, broil, bucket, cackle, caddy, cage, can, canister, casserole, cave, cave in, challenge, chat, checkmate, china, chinaware, circumvent, clack, coaster, compote, concave, confound, confront, contravene, cook, counter, counteract, countermand, counterwork, course, cover, crock, cross, crucible, culinary masterpiece, culinary preparation, cup, dash, decant, defeat, defy, dessert, destroy, dip, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, dish out, dish up, disrupt, dither, do for, do in, elude, entree, entremets, fix, flummox, foil, fork, frustrate, fry, gab, gallipot, garbage can, gas, grill, help, helping, hod, holdall, hollow, hollow out, hopper, incurve, jaw, knock out, knock the chocks, ladle, magazine, main dish, mortar, mortarboard, nonplus, pail, palette, patera, perplex, pitcher, place, plate, platter, portion, pour, powder horn, prattle, retire, retreat, roast, ruin, sabotage, salver, saucer, scoop, scotch, scuttle, second helping, service, serving, settle, shoot down, shovel, side dish, sink, slop pail, spade, spike, spoil, spoon, stonewall, stump, tableware, thwart, tin, torpedo, trash can, tray, trencher, undo, upset, vat, waiter, wastepaper basket, watering can, yak
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Dish for eating from (2 Kings 21:13). Judas dipped his hand with a "sop" or piece of bread in the same dish with our Lord, thereby indicating friendly intimacy (Matt. 26:23). The "lordly dish" in Judg. 5:25 was probably the shallow drinking cup, usually of brass. In Judg. 6:38 the same Hebrew word is rendered "bowl." The dishes of the tabernacle were made of pure gold (Ex. 25:29; 37:16).