"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.)).
"to lift or dip with a ladle," 1758, from ladle (n.). Related: Ladled; ladling.
ladle soup into the bowl
ladle the water out of the bowl