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Etymology

Old English disc < West Germanic * disk(s) < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] discus. Cognate with Dutch disch ‘table’, German Tisch ‘table’.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
dish

Plural
es

dish (es)
  1. A vessel such as a plate for holding or serving food, often flat with a depressed region in the middle.
  2. The contents of such a vessel.
    a dish of stew
  3. A specific type of prepared food.
    a vegetable dish
    this dish is filling and easily made
  4. (in plural) Tableware (including cutlery, etc, as well as crockery) that is to be or is being washed after being used to prepare, serve and eat a meal.
    It's your turn to wash the dishes.
  5. (slang) A sexually attractive woman.
  6. (UK, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) A sexually attractive person of either sex.

Synonyms

  • (vessel): plate
  • (contents): dishful, plate, plateful
  • (type of prepared food):
  • (sexually attractive woman): babe, fox
  • (sexually attractive person of either sex):

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Verb

Infinitive
to dish

Third person singular
dish

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to dish (third-person singular simple present dish, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To gossip; to relay information about the personal situation of another.

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