1. (n.) A concave vessel of various forms (often approximately hemispherical), to hold liquids, etc.

2. (n.) Specifically, a drinking vessel for wine or other spirituous liquors; hence, convivial drinking.

3. (n.) The contents of a full bowl; what a bowl will hold.

4. (n.) The hollow part of a thing; as, the bowl of a spoon.

5. (n.) A ball of wood or other material used for rolling on a level surface in play; a ball of hard wood having one side heavier than the other, so as to give it a bias when rolled.

6. (n.) An ancient game, popular in Great Britain, played with biased balls on a level plat of greensward.

7. (n.) The game of tenpins or bowling.

8. (v. t.) To roll, as a bowl or cricket ball.

9. (v. t.) To roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels; as, we were bowled rapidly along the road.

10. (v. t.) To pelt or strike with anything rolled.

11. (v. i.) To play with bowls.

12. (v. i.) To roll a ball on a plane, as at cricket, bowls, etc.

13. (v. i.) To move rapidly, smoothly, and like a ball; as, the carriage bowled along.

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