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noun [countable]     bowl pronunciation in British English
/bəʊl/
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singularbowl
pluralbowls
  1. 1
    a round container used for eating, serving, or preparing food

    In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, sugar, and butter.

    a bowl of fruit/soup

    1. a.
      the food in a bowl, or the amount that a bowl contains

      I always eat a bowl of cereal for breakfast.

  2. 2
    a large container without a lid, used for holding liquids

    a washing-up bowl

  3. 3
    part of an object with a round shape like a bowl

    the bowl of a spoon/pipe

    a toilet bowl

  4. 4
    American used in the names of important American football games, played at the end of the season between the most successful teams
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