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 for dish
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dish \Dish\ (d[i^]sh), 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.
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              She brought forth butter in a lordly dish. --Judg.
                                                    v. 25.
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     2. The food served in a dish; hence, any particular kind of
        food, especially prepared food; as, a cold dish; a warm
        dish; a delicious dish. "A dish fit for the gods." --Shak.
              Home-home dishes that drive one from home. --Hood.
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     3. The state of being concave, or like a dish, or the degree
        of such concavity; as, the dish of a wheel.
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     4. A hollow place, as in a field. --Ogilvie.
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     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.
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     6. anything with a discoid and concave shape, like that of a
     7. an electronic device with a concave reflecting surface
        which focuses reflected radio waves to or from a point,
        used as a receiving or transmitting antenna; also called
        dish antenna. The dish is often shaped as a paraboloid
        so as to achieve a high sensitivity and enable reception
        of weak signals when used as a receiving antenna, or to
        focus transmitted signals into a narrow beam when used as
        a transmitting antenna.
     Syn: dish aerial, dish antenna, saucer. [PJC]
     8. a very attractive woman or young lady, especaially one
        sexually attractive; -- sometimes considered offensive and
        sexist; as, the departmental secretary is quite a dish.
     Syn: smasher, stunner, knockout, beauty, sweetheart, peach,
          lulu, looker, mantrap, dish. [WordNet 1.5 + PJC]
     9. a favorite activity, or an activity at which one excels.
     Syn: cup of tea, bag. [WordNet 1.5 + PJC]
     10. the quantity that a dish will hold, or a dish filled with
         some material.
     Syn: dishful. [WordNet 1.5 + PJC]
     satellite dish a dish antenna used to receive signals from
        or to transmit signals to a satellite which transmits or
        receives radio signals. In most common usage, it refers to
        small dish antennas used to receive television programs
        broadcast from geostationary satellites.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dish \Dish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dished; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To put in a dish, ready for the table.
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     2. To make concave, or depress in the middle, like a dish;
        as, to dish a wheel by inclining the spokes.
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     3. To frustrate; to beat; to ruin. [Low]
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     4. to talk about (a person) in a disparaging manner; to
        gossip about (a person); as, the secretaries spent their
        break time dishing the newest employee. [slang]
     To dish out.
     1. To serve out of a dish; to distribute in portions at
     2. (Arch.) To hollow out, as a gutter in stone or wood.
     2. to dispense freely; -- also used figuratively; as, to dish
        out punishment; to dish out abuse or insult.
     To dish up, to take (food) from the oven, pots, etc., and
        put in dishes to be served at table.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  146 Moby Thesaurus words for "dish":
     KO, antepast, autoclave, babble, baffle, bail, balk, billy, blast,
     boil, bowl, brave, broil, bucket, cackle, caddy, cage, can,
     canister, casserole, cave, cave in, challenge, chat, checkmate,
     china, chinaware, circumvent, clack, coaster, compote, concave,
     confound, confront, contravene, cook, counter, counteract,
     countermand, counterwork, course, cover, crock, cross, crucible,
     culinary masterpiece, culinary preparation, cup, dash, decant,
     defeat, defy, dessert, destroy, dip, discomfit, disconcert,
     discountenance, dish out, dish up, disrupt, dither, do for, do in,
     elude, entree, entremets, fix, flummox, foil, fork, frustrate, fry,
     gab, gallipot, garbage can, gas, grill, help, helping, hod,
     holdall, hollow, hollow out, hopper, incurve, jaw, knock out,
     knock the chocks, ladle, magazine, main dish, mortar, mortarboard,
     nonplus, pail, palette, patera, perplex, pitcher, place, plate,
     platter, portion, pour, powder horn, prattle, retire, retreat,
     roast, ruin, sabotage, salver, saucer, scoop, scotch, scuttle,
     second helping, service, serving, settle, shoot down, shovel,
     side dish, sink, slop pail, spade, spike, spoil, spoon, stonewall,
     stump, tableware, thwart, tin, torpedo, trash can, tray, trencher,
     undo, upset, vat, waiter, wastepaper basket, watering can, yak

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     for eating from (2 Kings 21:13). Judas dipped his hand with a
     "sop" or piece of bread in the same dish with our Lord, thereby
     indicating friendly intimacy (Matt. 26:23). The "lordly dish" in
     Judg. 5:25 was probably the shallow drinking cup, usually of
     brass. In Judg. 6:38 the same Hebrew word is rendered "bowl."
       The dishes of the tabernacle were made of pure gold (Ex.
     25:29; 37:16).

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