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 for bowl
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bowl \Bowl\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bowled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Bowling.]
     1. To roll, as a bowl or cricket ball.
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              Break all the spokes and fellies from her wheel,
              And bowl the round nave down the hill of heaven.
                                                    --Shak.
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     2. To roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels; as, we
        were bowled rapidly along the road.
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     3. To pelt or strike with anything rolled.
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              Alas, I had rather be set quick i' the earth,
              And bowled to death with turnips?     --Shak.
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     To bowl (a player) out, in cricket, to put out a striker
        by knocking down a bail or a stump in bowling.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bowl \Bowl\ (b[=o]l), n. [OE. bolle, AS. bolla; akin to Icel.
     bolli, Dan. bolle, G. bolle, and perh. to E. boil a tumor.
     Cf. Boll.]
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     1. A concave vessel of various forms (often approximately
        hemispherical), to hold liquids, etc.
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              Brought them food in bowls of basswood.
                                                    --Longfellow.
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     2. Specifically, a drinking vessel for wine or other
        spirituous liquors; hence, convivial drinking.
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     3. The contents of a full bowl; what a bowl will hold.
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     4. The hollow part of a thing; as, the bowl of a spoon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bowl \Bowl\, v. i.
     1. To play with bowls.
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     2. To roll a ball on a plane, as at cricket, bowls, etc.
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     3. To move rapidly, smoothly, and like a ball; as, the
        carriage bowled along.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bowl \Bowl\ (b[=o]l), n. [F. boule, fr. L. bulla bubble, stud.
     Cf. Bull an edict, Bill a writing.]
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     1. 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.
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     2. pl. An ancient game, popular in Great Britain, played with
        biased balls on a level plat of greensward.
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              Like an uninstructed bowler, . . . who thinks to
              attain the jack by delivering his bowl
              straightforward upon it.              --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     3. pl. The game of tenpins or bowling. [U.S.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bowl
      n 1: a round vessel that is open at the top; used chiefly for
           holding food or liquids;
      2: a concave shape with an open top [syn: bowl, trough]
      3: a dish that is round and open at the top for serving foods
      4: the quantity contained in a bowl [syn: bowl, bowlful]
      5: a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments [syn:
         stadium, bowl, arena, sports stadium]
      6: a large ball with finger holes used in the sport of bowling
         [syn: bowling ball, bowl]
      7: a wooden ball (with flattened sides so that it rolls on a
         curved course) used in the game of lawn bowling
      8: a small round container that is open at the top for holding
         tobacco [syn: bowl, pipe bowl]
      9: the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling) [syn:
         roll, bowl]
      v 1: roll (a ball)
      2: hurl a cricket ball from one end of the pitch towards the
         batsman at the other end
      3: engage in the sport of bowling; "My parents like to bowl on
         Friday nights"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  192 Moby Thesaurus words for "bowl":
     adobe, advance, agora, alveolation, alveolus, amphitheater, antrum,
     arena, armpit, athletic field, auditorium, background, basin,
     bear garden, biscuit, bisque, boxing ring, brick, bull ring, bunt,
     butt, campus, canvas, cast, catapult, cave, cave in, cavity,
     cement, ceramic ware, ceramics, change of pace, change-up, china,
     chuck, chunk, circus, cockpit, coliseum, colosseum, concave,
     concavity, course, crater, crock, crockery, crypt, cup, curve,
     dart, dash, depression, dip, dish, downcurve, drive, enamelware,
     fastball, field, fire, firebrick, fling, flip, floor, fold,
     follicle, fork, forum, forward, forward pass, funnel chest, furl,
     glass, ground, gym, gymnasium, hall, heave, hippodrome, hole,
     hollow, hollow out, hollow shell, hurl, hurtle, impel, incurve,
     jerk, jug, knuckleball, lacuna, lance, lateral, lateral pass,
     launch, let fly, lists, lob, locale, marketplace, mat, milieu,
     move, open forum, outcurve, palaestra, pan, parade ground, pass,
     pedal, peg, pelt, pit, pitch, pitchfork, place, platform, pocket,
     pole, porcelain, pot, pottery, precinct, prize ring, propel,
     public square, punch bowl, purlieu, push, put, put the shot, range,
     refractory, retire, retreat, ring, roll, roll up, row, scene,
     scene of action, scenery, scoop, screwball, serve, service,
     setting, shell, shot-put, shove, shunt, shy, sink, sinker, sinus,
     site, slider, sling, snap, socket, sphere, spin, spitball, spitter,
     squared circle, stadium, stage, stage set, stage setting, sweep,
     sweep along, terrain, theater, throw, thrust, tile, tiling, tilt,
     tilting ground, tiltyard, toss, treadle, troll, trough, trundle,
     upcurve, urn, vase, vug, walk, wheel, wrestling ring
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Bowl
     The sockets of the lamps of the golden candlestick of the
     tabernacle are called bowls (Ex. 25:31, 33, 34; 37:17, 19, 20);
     the same word so rendered being elsewhere rendered "cup" (Gen.
     44:2, 12, 16), and wine "pot" (Jer. 35:5). The reservoir for
     oil, from which pipes led to each lamp in Zechariah's vision of
     the candlestick, is called also by this name (Zech. 4:2, 3); so
     also are the vessels used for libations (Ex. 25:29; 37:16).
     

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