"dishes" in the noun sense
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"
a particular item of prepared food
"she prepared a special dish for dinner"
3. dish, dishful
the quantity that a dish will hold
"they served me a dish of rice"
4. smasher, stunner, knockout, beauty, ravisher, sweetheart, peach, lulu, looker, mantrap, dish
a very attractive or seductive looking woman
5. dish, dish aerial, dish antenna, saucer
directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation
6. cup of tea, bag, dish
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"
"dishes" in the verb sense
1. serve, serve up, dish out, dish up, dish
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"
make concave shape like a dish
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