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  Dictionary Definition of dish

1. an open, more or less shallow container of pottery, glass, metal, wood, etc., used for various purposes, especially for holding or serving food.
2. that which is served or contained in a dish.
3. a particular article or preparation of food.
4. as much as a dish will hold; a dishful.
5. anything like a dish in form or use, as a goldminer's vessel for washing alluvial gold.
6. concave state, or the degree of concavity, as of a wheel.
7. Colloquial an attractive girl or man.
-- verb (t)
8. to fashion like a dish; make concave.
9. Colloquial (often followed by up ) to defeat; frustrate; cheat.
10. to abandon; discard; sack.
-- phrase
11. dish out, to distribute; share out.
12. dish up, a. to put into or serve in a dish, as food; to dish up dinner. b. to present hastily or carelessly.
[ME; OE disc dish, plate, bowl (cf. G Tisch table), from L discus dish, DISCUS ]