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 dish dish /ˈdɪʃ/

noun

  1. () A piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food  ( dish )
    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
    we gave them a set of dishes for a wedding present
  2. () A particular item of prepared food  ( dish )
    a particular item of prepared food
     She prepared a special dish for dinner
    she prepared a special dish for dinner
  3. [Informal] An activity that you like or at which you are superior  ( bag [Informal] , dish [Informal] , cup of tea )
    an activity that you like or at which you are superior
     Chemistry is not my cup of tea
    chemistry is not my cup of tea
     His bag now is learning to play golf
    his bag now is learning to play golf
     Marriage was scarcely his dish
    marriage was scarcely his dish
  4. Directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation  ( dish , dish aerial , dish antenna , saucer )
    directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation
  5. [Informal, British] A very attractive or seductive looking woman  ( dish [Informal, British] , knockout [Informal] , looker [Informal] , lulu [Informal] , peach [Informal] , ravisher , smasher [Informal, British] , stunner [Informal] , sweetheart , beauty , mantrap [Informal] , hottie [Informal] , hotty [Informal] , patootie [Informal, American] )
    a very attractive or seductive looking woman
  6. The quantity that a dish will hold  ( dish , dishful )
    the quantity that a dish will hold
     They served me a dish of rice
    they served me a dish of rice

verb

  1. Make concave; shape like a dish  ( dish )
    make concave; shape like a dish
  2. Provide (usually but not necessarily food)  ( dish , dish out , dish up , serve , serve up )
    provide (usually but not necessarily food)
     We serve meals for the homeless
    We serve meals for the homeless
     She dished out the soup at 8 P.M.
    She dished out the soup at 8 P.M.
     The entertainers served up a lively show
    The entertainers served up a lively show


 night snake night snake /naɪt sneɪk/

noun

  1. Nocturnal prowler of western United States and Mexico  ( Hypsiglena torquata , night snake )
    nocturnal prowler of western United States and Mexico


 waste waste /ˈweɪst/

adjective

  1. Located in a dismal or remote area; desolate  ( waste , wild , godforsaken )
    located in a dismal or remote area; desolate
     A desert island
    a desert island
     A godforsaken wilderness crossroads
    a godforsaken wilderness crossroads
     A wild stretch of land
    a wild stretch of land
     Waste places
    waste places

noun

  1. () Any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted  ( waste matter , waste product , waste material , waste )
    any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
     They collect the waste once a week
    they collect the waste once a week
     Much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers
    much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers
  2. () Useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly  ( dissipation , wastefulness , waste )
    useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
     If the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste
    if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste
     Mindless dissipation of natural resources
    mindless dissipation of natural resources
  3. () The trait of wasting resources  ( thriftlessness , wastefulness , waste )
    the trait of wasting resources
     A life characterized by thriftlessness and waste
    a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste
     The wastefulness of missed opportunities
    the wastefulness of missed opportunities
  4. (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect  ( permissive waste , waste )
    (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect
  5. An uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation  ( barren , waste , wasteland )
    an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation
     The barrens of central Africa
    the barrens of central Africa
     The trackless wastes of the desert
    the trackless wastes of the desert

verb

  1. () Spend thoughtlessly; throw away  ( blow [Informal] , squander , waste )
    spend thoughtlessly; throw away
     He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends
    He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends
     You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree
    You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree
  2. () Use inefficiently or inappropriately  ( waste )
    use inefficiently or inappropriately
     Waste heat
    waste heat
     Waste a joke on an unappreciative audience
    waste a joke on an unappreciative audience
  3. Become physically weaker  ( rot , waste )
    become physically weaker
     Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world
    Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world
  4. Cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly  ( desolate , lay waste to , ravage , devastate , scourge , waste , lay waste )
    cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
     The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion
    The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion
  5. Cause to grow thin or weak  ( emaciate , macerate , waste )
    cause to grow thin or weak
     The treatment emaciated him
    The treatment emaciated him
  6. Lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief  ( pine away , waste , languish )
    lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief
     After her husband died, she just pined away
    After her husband died, she just pined away
  7. Spend extravagantly  ( squander , ware [Archaic] , waste , consume )
    spend extravagantly
     Waste not, want not
    waste not, want not
  8. Get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing  ( neutralise [British] , neutralize , waste , do in , knock off [Informal] , liquidate )
    get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
     The mafia liquidated the informer
    The mafia liquidated the informer
     The double agent was neutralized
    the double agent was neutralized
  9. Run off as waste  ( run off , waste )
    run off as waste
     The water wastes back into the ocean
    The water wastes back into the ocean
  10. Get rid of  ( waste )
    get rid of
     We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer
    We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer


 shingles shingles /ˈʃɪŋgəlz/

noun

  1. Eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia  ( herpes zoster , shingles , zoster )
    eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia