part of speech: noun

definition 1: a container for serving or holding food, such as a plate or bowl.

  • We cleared the table and washed the dinner dishes.

definition 2: the amount of food held in a plate or bowl.

  • He ate a large dish of spaghetti.

synonyms: bowl

definition 3: a certain kind of prepared food.

  • Tamales are a Mexican dish.

synonyms: meal


part of speech: verb

inflections: dishes, dishing, dished

definition: to serve in a dish.

  • He dished up the ice cream after dinner.

synonyms: serve

phrase: dish it out

phrase: dish out

Word Builder: kinds of racks

dish rack: a rack for drying dishes.
dish towel: a towel for drying dishes.
dishcloth: a cloth for washing dishes.
dishrag: a cloth for washing dishes.
dishwasher: an appliance for washing dishes.