English [ edit ]
Renaissance dish, from 1520, made of
Renaissance dish, from circa 1520, made of maiolica
Renaissance dish with The Discovery of Achilles, from circa 1555-1560, made of maiolica
Etymology [ edit ]
Middle English , dissh , from disch Old English disċ ( “ plate; bowl; dish ” ), from Proto-West Germanic *disk ( “ table; dish ” ), from Latin . discus Doublet of , dais , desk , disc discus , and .
Pronunciation [ edit ]
dish ( plural )
vessel such as a plate for holding or serving food, often flat with a depressed region in the middle.
Synonym: plate The contents of such a vessel.
a dish of stew Synonyms: , dishful , plate plateful
( metonymically ) A specific type of prepared food.
a vegetable dish this dish is filling and easily made 1599, William Shakespeare, “ The Tragedie of Iulius Cæsar”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies ( First Folio), London: [ … ] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, , [Act II, scene i]: OCLC 606515358 Let's carve him a dish fit for the gods
( in the 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.
( telecommunications ) A type of antenna with a similar shape to a plate or bowl.
satellite dish radar dish
( slang ) A sexually attractive person.
1993, Westwood Studios, Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos, Virgin Games:
Have you seen the new apothecary? I think her name is Sadie. What a dish! Synonyms: , babe fox The state of being
concave, like a dish, or the degree of such concavity.
the dish of a wheel A hollow place, as in a field.
( baseball , slang ) The home plate.
2008, Paul Byrd, Free Byrd: The Power of a Liberated Life (page 4)
He said, "I don't like your chances at the dish [home plate] tonight."
2009, Loren Long, Phil Bildner, Magic in the Outfield (page 40)
At the plate, Graham pounded the dish three times, just like Bubbles did whenever he was up, [… ] 2014, Conor Kelley, The Catcher's Handbook (page 87)
Also, if you end up getting to the baseball, your pitcher needs to be covering home plate, which pitchers occasionally forget to do. However, if the ball stays near the dish and you have a pitcher on the mound who isn't a space-case, you've got a good shot to get the runner out.
( mining ) A trough in which ore is measured.
( mining ) That portion of the produce of a mine which is paid to the land owner or proprietor. ( slang ) Gossip.
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Translations [ edit ]
vessel for holding/serving food
bord (af) Albanian:
enë (sq) f Arabic:
طَبَق (ar) m ( ṭabaq )
Egyptian Arabic: طبق m ( ṭabaʾ ), صحن m ( ṣaḥn ) Armenian:
ափսե (hy) ( apʿse ), պնակ (hy) ( pnak ) Asturian:
platu m Azerbaijani:
boşqab (az) Bashkir:
табаҡ ( tabaq ), тәрилкә ( tärilkä ) Belarusian:
тале́рка f ( taljérka ), мі́ска f ( míska ), блю́да n ( bljúda ) Bengali:
থালা (bn) ( thala ) Brunei Malay:
чини́я (bg) f ( činíja ), блю́до (bg) n ( bljúdo ) Burmese:
ပန်းကန် (my) ( pan:kan ) Catalan:
vaixella (ca) f Cherokee:
ᎤᎿᏩ ( uhnawa ) Chinese:
碟 (zh) ( dip6 ) Mandarin: 碟子 (zh) ( diézi ), 盤子 , (zh) 盘子 (zh) ( pánzi ) Coptic:
ⲗⲓϫⲓ ? ( liči ) Czech:
mísa (cs) , f talíř (cs) , m miska (cs) f Danish:
tallerken (da) c Dutch:
bord (nl) , n taloor f ( only in Flanders and only in dialect ) Esperanto:
telero , (eo) plado (eo) Estonian:
, plaat taldrik (et) Finnish:
lautanen (fi) ( plate ), , tarjoiluvati vati , (fi) astia (fi) French:
assiette (fr) f ( for holding food ), plat (fr) m ( for serving food ) Galician:
prato (gl) m Georgian:
თეფში ( tepši ), საინი ( saini ) German:
Teller (de) m ( for holding food ), Schüssel (de) f ( for serving food ) Greek:
πιάτο (el) n ( piáto )
Ancient: πίναξ m ( pínax ), πινάκιον n ( pinákion ), λοπάς f ( lopás ) Hebrew:
צלחת (he) f ( tsalakhat ) Hindi:
प्लेट (hi) f ( pleṭ ) Hungarian:
( pot/vessel ) : edény , (hu) ( plate ) : tányér (hu) Icelandic:
diskur (is) m Indonesian:
piring , (id) pinggan (id) Irish:
pláta m Italian:
piatto (it) , m scodella (it) , f piatto fondo Japanese:
皿 (ja) ( さら, sara ) Kazakh:
табақ (kk) ( tabaq ), тәрелке (kk) ( tärelke ), тамақ (kk) ( tamaq ) Khmer:
ចាន (km) ( caan ) Korean:
접시 (ko) ( jeopsi ) Kurdish:
Central Kurdish: دەوری (ku) ( dewrî )
тарелка (ky) ( tarelka ), талиңке ( taliñke ) Lao:
ຈານ ( chān ) Latin:
patella , f lanx , f catīnus , m catillus , m paropsis f Latvian:
šķīvis (lv) m Lithuanian:
lėkštė f Macedonian:
чи́нија f ( čínija ), та́нир m ( tánir ) Malay:
pinggan (ms) Maltese:
pjanċa f Manx:
jyst , m skaaley f ( flat wooden dish ) Maori:
таваг (mn) ( tavag ) Navajo:
łeetsʼaaʼ Ngazidja Comorian:
sahani 9 or 10 ( for holding food ), shanu 7 or 8 ( for serving food ) Norwegian:
Bokmål: tallerken (no) , m asjett m Occitan:
vaissèla f Ojibwe:
بشقاب (fa) ( bošqâb ), دیس (fa) ( dis ) Plautdietsch:
Schiew f Polish:
naczynie (pl) , n talerz (pl) , m danie (pl) n Portuguese:
prato (pt) , m louça (pt) f Russian:
таре́лка (ru) f ( tarélka ), ми́ска (ru) f ( míska ) ( shallow ), блю́до (ru) n ( bljúdo ) Scottish Gaelic:
mias , f soitheach f Serbo-Croatian:
тањир m Roman: tanjir (sh) m Slovak:
tanier (sk) , m miska f Slovene:
krožnik (sl) m Spanish:
vajilla (es) f Swahili:
bakuli (sw) 5 or 6 Swedish:
fat (sv) , n tallrik (sv) c Tagalog:
plato , (tl) pinggan (tl) Tajik:
табақча ( tabaqča ), табақ (tg) ( tabaq ), бушқоб ( bušqob ) Tatar:
тәлинкә (tt) ( tälinkä ) Thai:
จาน (th) ( jaan ) Tibetan:
please add this translation if you can Turkish:
, tarýelka , tarelka tabak Ukrainian:
тарі́лка (uk) f ( tarílka ), ми́ска f ( mýska ), блю́до (uk) n ( bljúdo ) Urdu:
پلیٹ f ( pleṭ ) Uzbek:
lagan , (uz) tarelka , (uz) likop , (uz) likopcha (uz) Vietnamese:
đĩa (vi) Welsh:
llestr (cy) m White Hmong: lub phaj
contents of such a vessel
tableware to be/being washed
slang: sexually attractive person
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dish ( third-person singular simple present , dishes present participle , dishing simple past and past participle )
( transitive ) To put in a dish or dishes; serve, usually food.
( informal , slang ) To gossip; to relay information about the personal situation of another.
( transitive ) To make concave, or depress in the middle, like a dish.
to dish a wheel by inclining the spokes ( slang , archaic , transitive ) To frustrate; to beat; to outwit or defeat.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary , which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing. (See the entry for dish in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary , G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)