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Meaning of MOIL

Pronunciation:  moyl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  moisten or soil; "Her tears moiled the letter"
  2. [v]  be agitated; of liquids
  3. [v]  work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
 

MOIL is a 4 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: boil, churn, dig, drudge, fag, grind, labor, labour, roil, toil, travail
 
 See Also: do work, move, roll, seethe, smear, work

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Moil\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Moiled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Moiling}.] [OE. moillen to wet, OF. moillier, muillier, F.
    mouller, fr. (assumed) LL. molliare, fr. L. mollis soft. See
    {Mollify}.]
    To daub; to make dirty; to soil; to defile.
    
          Thou . . . doest thy mind in dirty pleasures moil.
                                                   --Spenser.
    
    
  2. \Moil\, v. i. [From {Moil} to daub; prob. from the idea of
    struggling through the wet.]
    To soil one's self with severe labor; to work with painful
    effort; to labor; to toil; to drudge.
    
          Moil not too much under ground.          --Bacon.
    
          Now he must moil and drudge for one he loathes.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
    
  3. \Moil\, n.
    A spot; a defilement.
    
          The moil of death upon them.             --Mrs.
                                                   Browning.
    
    
 
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