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bowling Explained

bowling at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


bowling at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1535, "playing at bowls" (1440, implied in v. bowlyn), from gerund of bowl "wooden ball" (1413), from M.Fr. boule "ball," ult. from L. bulla "bubble, knob, round thing." Bowling alley is from 1555. /// "Noon apprentice ... [shall] play ... at the Tenys, Closshe, Dise, Cardes, Bowles nor any other unlawfull game." [Act 11, Henry VII, 1495] ///

bowling at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] bowling ball, shoes, pin, bowling//
1 an indoor game in which you roll a large heavy ball along a wooden track in order to knock down a group of pins (=wooden objects shaped like bottles) : --Do you want to go bowling with us Friday?//
2 the act of throwing a ball at the batsman in cricket:

bowling at Dutch => English Of Explained:


bowling at German => English Of Explained:


bowling at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Game in which a heavy ball is rolled down a long, narrow lane to knock down a group of 10 wooden objects (called pins). Versions of the game have existed since ancient times. Ninepin bowling was brought to the U.S. in the 17th cent. by Dutch settlers; it became so popular and so associated with gambling that it was outlawed in several states. According to legend, a tenth pin was added in the 18th cent. to circumvent such laws. The game grew to enormous popularity in the 20th cent., both as a recreational activity and (since 1958) as a professional sport. Each game is divided into 10 frames, and each player is allowed to deliver up to two balls per frame. If all the pins are knocked down on the first ball, a strike is recorded (10 points). If pins remain standing, and the second ball knocks them down, the player is awarded a spare (10 points). If a strike is thrown in a frame, the number of pins knocked down by the next two balls bowled count in that frame. After a spare, the score of the next ball counts in the spare's frame. Thus, the maximum point total for a single frame is 30. A perfect score is 300, or 12 strikes in a row. Versions of the game include candlepins, duckpins, and skittles.

bowling at Dutch => English Of Explained:

bowling [boliŋ]

bowling at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[U] a game in which players roll heavy balls (called BOWLS) along a special track towards a group of PINS (= bottle-shaped objects) and try to knock over as many of them as possible

Bowling at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Bowl \Bowl\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bowled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To roll, as a bowl or cricket ball.

Break all the spokes and fellies from her wheel, And
bowl the round nave down the hill of heaven. --Shak.

2. To roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels; as, we
were bowled rapidly along the road.

3. To pelt or strike with anything rolled.

Alas, I had rather be set quick i' the earth, And
bowled to death with turnips? --Shak.

{To bowl} (a player) {out}, in cricket, to put out a striker
by knocking down a bail or a stump in bowling.

Bowling \Bowl"ing\, n.
The act of playing at or rolling bowls, or of rolling the
ball at cricket; the game of bowls or of tenpins.

{Bowling alley}, a covered place for playing at bowls or

{Bowling green}, a level piece of greensward or smooth ground
for bowling, as the small park in lower Broadway, New
York, where the Dutch of New Amsterdam played this game.

bowling at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of
objects with the aim of knocking them over
2: (cricket) the act of delivering a cricket ball to the
3: the playing of a game of tenpins or duckpins etc

bowling at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedia » bowling
Inter: wikipedia » bowling (cricket)


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /bəʊlɪŋ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /b@UlIN/
  • Inter: rhymes » əʊlɪŋ
  • Inter: audio » en-ca-bowling.ogg|Audio (CA)



  • Inter: present participle of » bowl


    Inter: en-noun » -

  • Category: Image - :Bowlerbowling.JPG|thumb|right|Bowling (sense 1)
  • A game played by rolling a ball down an alley and trying to knock over a triangular group of ten pins; ten-pin bowling
    1. Inter: context » New England candlepin bowling
    2. Several similar games played indoors or outdoors.
    3. Inter: cricke » t The action of propelling the ball towards the batsman.
    4. Inter: slan » g A particular style of walking associated with urban street culture.
    5. Inter: context » gerund The action of the verb bowl.

      Derived terms

      * bowling alley

  • bowling ball
  • bowling green
  • ten-pin bowling
  • candlepin bowling

    Related terms

    * bowl
  • bowler


    Inter: trans-top » a game played by rolling a ball down an alley
  • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|klub boulingu|m
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|بولينج|m|tr=buuling
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|բոուլինգ|tr=bouling
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|боулинг|m|tr=bouling
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|bitlles|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|保齡球|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|保龄球|tr=bǎolíngqiú|sc=Hani
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|bovlingo
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|keilailu
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|bowling|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Bowling|n
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|गेंदबाजी|tr=gēndabājī
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|An Bol|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|ボウリング|tr=bouringu
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|볼링|tr=bolling|sc=Hang
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|boulings|m
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|boulingas|m
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|куглање|n|tr=kúglanje
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|kręgle|p
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|boliche|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|боулинг|m|tr=bóuling, Inter: t- » ru|игра в кегли|f|tr=igrá v kégli, Inter: t- » ru|кегли|f|p|tr=kégli, Inter: t+ » ru|кегельбан|m|tr=kegel'bán
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|bolos|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|bowling|c
    • Welsh: Inter: t- » cy|bowlio|m

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » several similar games
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|keilapeli

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » (cricket) propelling the ball towards the batsman
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » a walking style
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » action of the verb “to bowl”
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|keilaaminen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|куглање|n|tr=kúglanje

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: bowling {{m}} (1)

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » es: bolos Inter: m » p

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * boules
    • bowls
    • crown green bowling
    • lawn bowls
    • ninepins
    • skittles


      * blowing



    Inter: borrowing » en|bowling|lang=fr.


    * Inter: IPA » /bu.liŋ/|lang=fr


    Inter: fr-noun » m
  • bowling
    1. : Elle adore jouer au bowling.
    2. A place where one can play bowling.



    Inter: borrowing » en|bowling|lang=it.


    Inter: head » it|noun|g=m Inter: in » v
  • ten-pin bowling
    1. bowling alley



    Inter: borrowing » en|bowling|lang=sv.


    Inter: sv-noun » g=c
  • bowling; a game played by rolling a ball down an alley


    Inter: sv-noun-unc-irreg-c » 2=bowlingen

  • Category: Category:sv:Ball games -
    Translation: de » bowling
    Translation: et » bowling
    Translation: eu » bowling
    Translation: fr » bowling
    Translation: ko » bowling
    Translation: io » bowling
    Translation: kn » bowling
    Translation: mg » bowling
    Translation: my » bowling
    Translation: ja » bowling
    Translation: pl » bowling
    Category: simple:bowling -
    Translation: fi » bowling
    Translation: sv » bowling
    Translation: tr » bowling
    Translation: vi » bowling
    Translation: zh » bowling