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Definition of bowl:

  1. A ball of wood or other material used for rolling on a level surface in play; a ball of hard wood having one side heavier than the other, so as to give it a bias when rolled.
  2. A concave vessel of various forms ( often approximately hemispherical), to hold liquids, etc.
  3. An ancient game, popular in Great Britain, played with biased balls on a level plat of greensward.
  4. Specifically, a drinking vessel for wine or other spirituous liquors; hence, convivial drinking.
  5. The contents of a full bowl; what a bowl will hold.
  6. The game of tenpins or bowling.
  7. The hollow part of a thing; as, the bowl of a spoon.
  8. To move rapidly, smoothly, and like a ball; as, the carriage bowled along.
  9. To pelt or strike with anything rolled.
  10. To play with bowls.
  11. To roll a ball on a plane, as at cricket, bowls, etc.
  12. To roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels; as, we were bowled rapidly along the road.
  13. To roll, as a bowl or cricket ball.


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