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dish / dish/ • n. 1. a shallow, typically flat-bottomed container for cooking or serving food: an ovenproof dish. ∎  the food contained or served in such a container: a dish of oysters. ∎  a particular variety or preparation of food served as part of a meal: fresh fish dishes | pasta was served as a main dish. ∎  (the dishes) all the items that have been used in the preparation, serving, and eating of a meal: it was our turn to wash the dishes. ∎  a shallow, concave receptacle, esp. one intended to hold a particular substance: a soap dish. ∎  (also dish aerial) a bowl-shaped radio antenna. See also satellite dish. 2. inf. a sexually attractive person: I gather she's quite a dish. ∎  (one's dish) dated a thing that one particularly enjoys or does well: as a public relations man this was my dish and the campaign was right up my street. 3. (the dish) inf. information that is not generally known or available: if he has the real dish I wish he'd tell us. 4. concavity of a spoked wheel resulting from a difference in spoke tension on each side and consequent sideways displacement of the rim in relation to the hub. • v. [tr.] 1. (dish something out/up) put (food) onto a plate or plates before a meal: Steve was dishing up vegetables | fig. pop stars who dish up remixes of their old hits. ∎  (dish something out) dispense something in a casual or indiscriminate way: the banks dished out loans to all and sundry. ∎  (dish it out) inf. subject others to criticism or punishment: you can dish it out but you can't take it. ∎  [intr.] inf. gossip or share information, esp. information of an intimate or scandalous nature: groups gather to brag about babies and dish about romances. 2. give concavity to (a wheel) by tensioning the spokes (see sense 4 of the noun ). PHRASES: dish the dirt inf. reveal or spread scandalous information or gossip.DERIVATIVES: dish·ful / -ˌfoŏl/ n. (pl. -fuls) .

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dish broad shallow vessel OE.; food served ready for eating XV. OE. disċ plate, bowl, platter, corr. to OS. disk (Du. disch) table, OHG. tisc plate (G. tisch table), ON. diskr (perh. — OE.) — L. discus DISCUS, disc, dish.
Hence as vb. XIV.

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dishbish, dish, fish, Frisch, Gish, knish, pish, squish, swish, wish •clayish, greyish (US grayish) •puppyish • babyish •dandyish, sandyish •toadyish • fogeyish • monkeyish •sissyish • Gypsyish • prettyish •heavyish • dryish •lowish, slowish •sallowish • yellowish • narrowish •boyish • tomboyish •bluish, Jewish, newish, shrewish •Pollyannaish • prima donna-ish •nebbish •slobbish, snobbish, yobbish •rubbish • furbish •baddish, caddish, faddish, kaddish, laddish, radish, saddish •blandish, brandish, outlandish, Standish •Cavendish • Netherlandish •horseradish • hardish • reddish •Wendish • old-maidish • Swedish •fiendish • Yiddish • widish •childish, mildish, wildish •cloddish, oddish •baldish • roundish •modish, toadish •coldish, oldish •prudish • goodish • Kurdish

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DISH Med. diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis

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