Definition of ladle :
1. A cuplike spoon, often of large size, with a long handle, used in lading or dipping.
2. A ring, with a handle or handles fitted to it, for carrying shot.
3. A vessel to carry liquid metal from the furnace to the mold.
4. An instrument for drawing the charge of a cannon.
5. The float of a mill wheel; - called also ladle board.
6. 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.
container (part of speech: noun)
suitcase, container, bladder, purse, locker, pocket, drum, bottle, bucket, tray, holder, shelf, crate, bowl, stomach, vault, box, trunk, wallet, repository, cup, receptacle, bin, tank, can, cabinet, chest, storage, flask, belly, jar, reservoir, sack, pouch, pot, cupboard, drawer, decanter, bag, closet, barrel, case, jug, vat, basket, cask
- The broth is taken out also, with a ladle of wood or horn. - "Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America in the years 1811, 1812, 1813, and 1814 or the First American Settlement on the Pacific", Gabriel Franchere.
- The man who first recovered himself sufficiently to be able to frame an articulate sentence was the man holding the ladle. - "Mr. Marx's Secret", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
- The preacher, checked in full career, was standing with open mouth, ready to burst forth in a fresh flood of oratory so soon as the open channels of hearing ears should be again granted him; but all were now intent on the duel between the marquis and Jamie Ladle. - "Malcolm", George MacDonald.