1. [ noun ] (food) 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"

Related terms: container crockery plate sugar_bowl bowl Petri_dish platter coquille saucer ramekin gravy_boat serving_dish casserole watch_glass butter_dish
2. [ noun ] (food) a particular item of prepared food

"she prepared a special dish for dinner"

Related terms: nutriment soup salad fried_egg viand sushi pizza ham_and_eggs timbale buffalo_wing stew paella barbecued_spareribs veal_parmesan boiled_egg fish_stick shirred_egg barbecued_wing barbecue escalope_de_veau_Orloff patty side_dish adobo veal_cordon_bleu sandwich_plate pudding snack_food scallopine chicken_paprika Maryland_chicken rissole poached_egg scrambled_egg deviled_egg fondue omelet souffle galantine coq_au_vin chicken_and_rice moo_goo_gai_pan bacon_and_eggs seafood_Newburg beef_Bourguignonne beef_Wellington boiled_dinner Boston_baked_beans bubble_and_squeak cannelloni carbonnade_flamande chicken_Marengo chicken_cordon_bleu mousse special chicken_Tetrazzini chicken_Kiev custard chili chop_suey curry piece_de_resistance chow_mein tamale dolmas egg_foo_yong egg_roll eggs_Benedict enchilada falafel fish_and_chips roulade fondue French_toast fried_rice frittata frog_legs coquille gefilte_fish haggis applesauce hash jambalaya kabob kedgeree knish lasagna sukiyaki lobster_thermidor lutefisk macaroni_and_cheese macedoine meatball meat_loaf moussaka osso_buco pheasant_under_glass pilaf sashimi poi pork_and_beans porridge potpie risotto Salisbury_steak sauerbraten sauerkraut coquilles_Saint-Jacques scampi Scotch_egg Scotch_woodcock spaghetti_and_meatballs Spanish_rice steak_tartare pepper_steak steak_au_poivre beef_Stroganoff stuffed_cabbage kishke stuffed_peppers stuffed_tomato stuffed_tomato succotash Swiss_steak croquette casserole cottage_pie couscous tamale_pie tempura teriyaki terrine Welsh_rarebit schnitzel taco burrito tostada refried_beans ramekin bitok rijstafel meal sauce ingredient topping
3. [ verb ] (food) provide (usually but not necessarily food)
Synonyms: serve dish_up serve_up dish_out

"We serve meals for the homeless" "She dished out the soup at 8 P.M." "The entertainers served up a lively show"

Related terms: provide plank serve
4. [ noun ] a very attractive or seductive looking woman
Synonyms: beauty mantrap looker sweetheart stunner peach lulu knockout ravisher smasher
Related terms: woman stun
5. [ noun ] the quantity that a dish will hold
Synonyms: dishful

"they served me a dish of rice"

Related terms: containerful serve
6. [ verb ] make concave; shape like a dish
Related terms: shape
7. [ noun ] (physics,electronics) directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation
Synonyms: dish_antenna saucer dish_aerial
Related terms: directional_antenna scanner radar radio_telescope
8. [ noun ] an activity that you like or at which you are superior
Synonyms: cup_of_tea bag

"chemistry is not my cup of tea" "his bag now is learning to play golf" "marriage was scarcely his dish"

Related terms: activity
Similar spelling:   dishy