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ladle

[leyd-l] /ˈleɪd l/
noun
1.
a long-handled utensil with a cup-shaped bowl for dipping or conveying liquids.
2.
Metallurgy. a bucketlike, refractory-lined container for transferring molten metal.
verb (used with object), ladled, ladling.
3.
to dip or convey with or as if with a ladle:
to ladle soup into bowls.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English ladel, Old English hlædel. See lade, -le
Related forms
ladler, noun
unladled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ladled

ladle

/ˈleɪdəl/
noun
1.
a long-handled spoon having a deep bowl for serving or transferring liquids: a soup ladle
2.
a large bucket-shaped container for transferring molten metal
verb
3.
(transitive) to lift or serve out with or as if with a ladle
Derived Forms
ladleful, noun
Word Origin
Old English hlædel, from hladan to draw out
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Word Origin and History for ladled

ladle

n.

"large, long-handled spoon for drawing liquids," Old English hlædel "ladle," from hladan "to load" (see lade) + -le, suffix expressing "appliance, tool" (cf. shovel, handle, thimble). The verb is first recorded 1520s, from the noun. Related: Ladled; ladling.

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