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Meaning of SOIL

Pronunciation:  soyl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil"
  2. [n]  the state of being covered with unclean things
  3. [n]  the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
  4. [v]  make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"

SOIL is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: begrime, bemire, colly, dirt, dirt, dirty, filth, grease, grime, grime, ground, grunge, land, stain
 Antonyms: clean, make clean
 See Also: alluvial soil, alter, badlands, blemish, bog soil, bole, bottom, bottomland, boulder clay, caliche, change, clay, clunch, coastland, contaminate, crock, cultivated land, desert soil, desertic soil, dirtiness, dust, earth, farmland, foul, fuller's earth, gilgai soil, greensward, ground, gumbo, gumbo soil, hardpan, humus, Indian red, indurated clay, laterite, loam, loess, marl, mire, mold, mould, muck, muck up, mud, mud, muddy, muddy up, object, overburden, permafrost, physical object, ploughland, plowland, podsol, podsol soil, podsolic soil, podzol, podzol soil, pollute, prairie soil, rangeland, regosol, residual clay, residual soil, sand, sedimentary clay, silt, slime, smear, sod, splash, spot, subsoil, surface soil, sward, till, tillage, tilled land, tilth, topsoil, tundra soil, turf, uncleanness, undersoil, wetland, wiesenboden



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Soil\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Soiled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Soiling}.] [OF. saoler, saouler, to satiate, F. so[^u]ler,
    L. satullare, fr. satullus, dim. of satur sated. See
    To feed, as cattle or horses, in the barn or an inclosure,
    with fresh grass or green food cut for them, instead of
    sending them out to pasture; hence (such food having the
    effect of purging them), to purge by feeding on green food;
    as, to soil a horse.
  2. \Soil\, n. [OE. soile, F. sol, fr. L. solum bottom, soil;
    but the word has probably been influenced in form by soil a
    miry place. Cf. {Saloon}, {Soil} a miry place, {Sole} of the
    1. The upper stratum of the earth; the mold, or that compound
       substance which furnishes nutriment to plants, or which is
       particularly adapted to support and nourish them.
    2. Land; country.
             Must I thus leave thee, Paradise? thus leave Thee,
             native soil?                          --Milton.
    3. Dung; f[ae]ces; compost; manure; as, night soil.
             Improve land by dung and other sort of soils.
    {Soil pipe}, a pipe or drain for carrying off night soil.
  3. \Soil\, v. t.
    To enrich with soil or muck; to manure.
          Men . . . soil their ground, not that they love the
          dirt, but that they expect a crop.       --South.
  4. \Soil\, n. [OF. soil, souil, F. souille, from OF. soillier,
    F. souiller. See {Soil} to make dirty.]
    A marshy or miry place to which a hunted boar resorts for
    refuge; hence, a wet place, stream, or tract of water, sought
    for by other game, as deer.
          As deer, being stuck, fly through many soils, Yet still
          the shaft sticks fast.                   --Marston.
    {To take soil}, to run into the mire or water; hence, to take
       refuge or shelter.
             O, sir, have you taken soil here? It is well a man
             may reach you after three hours' running. --B.
  5. \Soil\, v. t.[OE. soilen, OF. soillier, F. souiller,
    (assumed) LL. suculare, fr. L. sucula a little pig, dim. of
    sus a swine. See {Sow}, n.]
    1. To make dirty or unclean on the surface; to foul; to
       dirty; to defile; as, to soil a garment with dust.
             Our wonted ornaments now soiled and stained.
    2. To stain or mar, as with infamy or disgrace; to tarnish;
       to sully. --Shak.
    Syn: To foul; dirt; dirty; begrime; bemire; bespatter;
         besmear; daub; bedaub; stain; tarnish; sully; defile;
  6. \Soil\, v. i.
    To become soiled; as, light colors soil sooner than dark
  7. \Soil\, n. [See {Soil} to make dirty, {Soil} a miry place.]
    That which soils or pollutes; a soiled place; spot; stain.
          A lady's honor . . . will not bear a soil. --Dryden.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or be in contact with soil in your dream, symbolizes growth and fertility. It also represents a solid foundation for life. You need to approach your goals with practicality.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Unconsolidated material on the earth's surface that supports or is capable of supporting plants out-of-doors.