Etymology
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ladle (n.)

"large, long-handled spoon for drawing liquids," late Old English hlædel "ladle" (glossing Latin antlia), from hladan "to load; to draw up water" (see lade) + instrumental suffix -el (1) expressing "appliance, tool" (compare handle (n.)).

ladle (v.)

"to lift or dip with a ladle," 1758, from ladle (n.). Related: Ladled; ladling.

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Definitions of ladle
1
ladle (v.)
put (a liquid) into a container by means of a ladle;
ladle soup into the bowl
ladle (v.)
remove with or as if with a ladle;
ladle the water out of the bowl
Synonyms: lade / laden
2
ladle (n.)
a spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle; frequently used to transfer liquids from one container to another;
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