Dish, v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Dished (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Dishing.] 1. To put in a dish, ready for
2. To make concave, or depress in the middle,
like a dish; as, to dish a wheel by inclining the
3. To frustrate; to beat; to ruin.
To dish out. 1. To serve out
of a dish; to distribute in portions at table.
2. (Arch.) To hollow out, as a gutter in
stone or wood. -- To dish up, to take
(food) from the oven, pots, etc., and put in dishes to be served at
Dish (dĭsh), n. [AS.
disc, L. discus dish, disc, quoit, fr. Gr.
di`skos quoit, fr. dikei^n to throw. Cf.
Dais, Desk, Disc, Discus.]
1. A vessel, as a platter, a plate, a bowl, used
for serving up food at the table.
She brought forth butter in a lordly
dish. Judg. v. 25.
2. The food served in a dish; hence, any
particular kind of food; as, a cold dish; a warm dish;
a delicious dish. "A dish fit for the gods."
Home-home dishes that drive one from
3. The state of being concave, or like a
dish, or the degree of such concavity; as, the dish of a
4. A hollow place, as in a field.
5. (Mining) (a) A
trough about 28 inches long, 4 deep, and 6 wide, in which ore is
measured. (b) That portion of the produce
of a mine which is paid to the land owner or proprietor.