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Dish may refer to:

  • Dishware, plates and bowls used for serving and eating food
  • Dish (food), a prepared part of a meal which would normally be served on a single plate
  • The Dish (TV series)
  • The Dish, a 2000 Australian film
  • Satellite dish, a dish used to receive or transmit radio, television or data
  • Dish Network, a satellite TV provider in North America.
  • Dish TV, a satellite TV provider in India.
  • DISH, Texas, a town in Texas named after Dish Network
  • Dish, a pass directly leading to a score. Also known as an assist
  • Dishing, a part of Camp (style), which is a conversation style including retorts and vicious putdowns
  • A slang term for gossip


Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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From Old English disc from West Proto-Germanic *disk(s) < Latin discus. Cognate with Dutch disch (table), German Tisch (table).





dish (plural dishes)

  1. A vessel such as a plate for holding or serving food, often flat with a depressed region in the middle.
  2. The contents of such a vessel.
    a dish of stew
  3. A specific type of prepared food.
    a vegetable dish
    this dish is filling and easily made
  4. (in plural) Tableware (including cutlery, etc, as well as crockery) that is to be or is being washed after being used to prepare, serve and eat a meal.
    It's your turn to wash the dishes.
  5. a type of antenna with a similar shape to a plate or bowl, as in satellite dish, radar dish
  6. (slang) A sexually attractive woman.
  7. (British, slang) A sexually attractive person of either sex.


  • (vessel): plate
  • (contents): dishful, plate, plateful
  • (type of prepared food):
  • (sexually attractive woman): babe, fox
  • (sexually attractive person of either sex):

Derived terms


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to dish

Third person singular

Simple past

Past participle

Present participle

to dish (third-person singular simple present dishes, present participle dishing, simple past and past participle dished)

  1. To gossip; to relay information about the personal situation of another.


Simple English

Dish can mean a plate or pan for food or a kind of food prepared for a meal.

Some radio antennas are in the shape of dishes.


If a family makes salad, chicken, and pasta for a meal, each part of a meal (the salad, the chicken, and the pasta) is a separate dish.

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