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(1)   An activity that you like or at which you are superior
"Chemistry is not my cup of tea"
"His bag now is learning to play golf"
"Marriage was scarcely his dish"
(2)   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"
(3)   Directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation
(4)   A particular item of prepared food
"She prepared a special dish for dinner"
(5)   A very attractive or seductive looking woman
(6)   The quantity that a dish will hold
"They served me a dish of rice"


(7)   Make concave; shape like a dish
(8)   Provide (usually but not necessarily food)
"We serve meals for the homeless"
"She dished out the soup at 8 P.M."
"The entertainers served up a lively show"


From from West < . Cognate with Dutch , German .


  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. 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. a type of antenna with a similar shape to a plate or bowl, as in satellite dish, radar dish
  6. A sexually attractive woman.
  7. A sexually attractive person of either sex.


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


  1. To gossip; to relay information about the personal situation of another.