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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Dish


DISH, noun [Gr., Latin It is the same word as disk and desk, and seems to signify something flat, plain or extended.]

1. A broad open vessel, made of various materials, used for serving up meat and various kinds of food at the table. It is sometimes used for a deep hollow vessel for liquors.

2. The meat or provisions served in a dish Hence, any particular kind of food.

I have here a dish of doves.

We say, a dish of veal or venison; a cold dish; a warm dish; a delicious dish

3. Among miners, a trough in which ore is measure, about 28 inches long, 4 deep and 6 wide.

DISH, verb transitive To put in a dish; as, the meat is all dished, and ready for the table.