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NOUN (1)

1. a spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle; frequently used to transfer liquids from one container to another;

VERB (2)

1. put (a liquid) into a container by means of a ladle;
- Example: "ladle soup into the bowl"

2. remove with or as if with a ladle;
- Example: "ladle the water out of the bowl"
[syn: ladle, lade, laden]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ladle \La"dle\, n. [AS. hl[ae]del, fr. hladan to load, drain. See Lade, v. t.] 1. A cuplike spoon, often of large size, with a long handle, used in lading or dipping. [1913 Webster] When the materials of glass have been kept long in fusion, the mixture casts up the superfluous salt, which the workmen take off with ladles. --Boyle. [1913 Webster] 2. (Founding) A vessel to carry liquid metal from the furnace to the mold. [1913 Webster] 3. The float of a mill wheel; -- called also ladle board. [1913 Webster] 4. (Gun.) (a) An instrument for drawing the charge of a cannon. (b) A ring, with a handle or handles fitted to it, for carrying shot. [1913 Webster] Ladle wood (Bot.), the wood of a South African tree (Cassine Colpoon), used for carving. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ladle \La"dle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ladled; p. pr. & vb. n. Ladling.] To take up and convey in a ladle; to dip with, or as with, a ladle; as, to ladle out soup; to ladle oatmeal into a kettle. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

24 Moby Thesaurus words for "ladle": bail, bucket, calabash, cup, decant, dip, dipper, dish, dish out, dish up, fork, gourd, labis, lade, pour, scoop, shovel, soupspoon, spade, spatula, spoon, tablespoon, teaspoon, trowel