n A vessel such as a plate for holding or serving food, often flat with a depressed region in the middle.
n The contents of such a vessel.
n (metonymically) A specific type of prepared food.
n (in the plural) 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.
n (telecommunications) A type of antenna with a similar shape to a plate or bowl.
n (slang) A sexually attractive person.
n The state of being concave, like a dish, or the degree of such concavity.
n A hollow place, as in a field.
n (baseball, slang) The home plate.
n (mining) A trough in which ore is measured.
n (mining) That portion of the produce of a mine which is paid to the land owner or proprietor.
n (slang) Gossip.
v (transitive) To put in a dish or dishes; serve, usually food.
v (informal, slang) To gossip; to relay information about the personal situation of another.
v (transitive) To make concave, or depress in the middle, like a dish.
v (slang, archaic, transitive) To frustrate; to beat; to outwit or defeat.
n Abbreviation of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. [(medicine) calcification of ligaments near their attachment points to the spine]