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BOWL, noun [In Latin, vola is the hollow of the hand.]

1. A concave vessel to hold liquors, rather wide than deep, and thus distinguished from a cup, which is rather deep than wide.

2. The hollow part of any thing; as the bowl of a spoon.

3. A basin; a fountain.

BOWL, noun A ball of wood used for play on a level plat of ground.

BOWL, verb intransitive To play with bowls, or at bowling.

BOWL, verb transitive To roll as a bowl; also, to pelt with any thing rolled.