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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

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

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Antenna \An*ten"na\, n.; pl. Antenn[ae]. [L. antenna sail-yard; NL., a feeler, horn of an insect.] 1. (Zool.) A movable, articulated organ of sensation, attached to the heads of insects and Crustacea. There are two in the former, and usually four in the latter. They are used as organs of touch, and in some species of Crustacea the cavity of the ear is situated near the basal joint. In insects, they are popularly called horns, and also feelers. The term in also applied to similar organs on the heads of other arthropods and of annelids. [1913 Webster] 2. (Electronics) A metallic device, variously shaped, designed for the purpose of either transmitting or receiving radio waves, as for radio or television broadcasting, or for transmitting communication signals. Some types are: whip antenna, antenna tower, horn antenna, dish antenna, directional antenna and rabbit ears. See transmitter, receiver. [PJC]
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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dish antenna n 1: directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation [syn: dish, dish aerial, dish antenna, saucer]