Renaissance dish, from 1520, made of maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)



  • A vessel such as a plate for holding or serving food, often flat with a depressed region in the middle.
  • The contents of such a vessel.
  • A specific type of prepared food.
  • 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.
  • A type of antenna with a similar shape to a plate or bowl.
  • A sexually attractive person.
  • The state of being concave, like a dish, or the degree of such concavity.
  • A hollow place, as in a field.
  • The home plate.
  • A trough in which ore is measured.
  • That portion of the produce of a mine which is paid to the land owner or proprietor.
  • Gossip.



  • From Middle English dissh, disch, from Old English disÄ‹, from Proto-West Germanic *disk, from Latin discus. dais, desk, disc, discus, disk, and diskos.
  • Cognate with Scots disch, Dutch dis, German Low German Disk, Disch, German Tisch, Danish disk, Swedish disk, Icelandic diskur.

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