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Meaning of SPILL

Pronunciation:  spil

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a sudden drop from an upright position; "he had a nasty spill on the ice"
  2. [n]  the act of allowing a fluid to escape
  3. [n]  a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction
  4. [n]  liquid that is spilled; "clean up the spills"
  5. [v]  cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over; "spill the beans all over the table"
  6. [v]  pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities; "shed tears"; "spill blood"; "God shed His grace on Thee"
  7. [v]  cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container; "spill the milk"; "splatter water"
  8. [v]  flow, run or fall out and become lost, as of a liquid; "The milk spilled across the floor"; "The wine spilled onto the table"

SPILL is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: disgorge, fall, pour forth, release, run out, shed, spillage, spillway, tumble, wasteweir
 See Also: brim over, conduit, course, displace, flow, flow, liquid, move, overflow, overrun, pour, run, run over, seed, slip, stream, trip, well over



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Spill\, n. [[root]170. Cf. {Spell} a splinter.]
    1. A bit of wood split off; a splinter. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
    2. A slender piece of anything. Specifically:
       (a) A peg or pin for plugging a hole, as in a cask; a
       (b) A metallic rod or pin.
       (c) A small roll of paper, or slip of wood, used as a
           lamplighter, etc.
       (d) (Mining) One of the thick laths or poles driven
           horizontally ahead of the main timbering in advancing
           a level in loose ground.
    3. A little sum of money. [Obs.] --Ayliffe.
  2. \Spill\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spilt}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To cover or decorate with slender pieces of wood, metal,
    ivory, etc.; to inlay. [Obs.] --Spenser.
  3. \Spill\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spilled}, or {Spilt}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Spilling}.] [OE. spillen,sually, to destroy, AS.
    spillan, spildan, to destroy; akin to Icel. spilla to
    destroy, Sw. spilla to spill, Dan. spilde,G. & D. spillen to
    squander, OHG. spildan.]
    1. To destroy; to kill; to put an end to. [Obs.]
             And gave him to the queen, all at her will To choose
             whether she would him save or spill.  --Chaucer.
             Greater glory think [it] to save than spill.
    2. To mar; to injure; to deface; hence, to destroy by misuse;
       to waste. [Obs.]
             They [the colors] disfigure the stuff and spill the
             whole workmanship.                    --Puttenham.
             Spill not the morning, the quintessence of day, in
             recreations.                          --Fuller.
    3. To suffer to fall or run out of a vessel; to lose, or
       suffer to be scattered; -- applied to fluids and to
       substances whose particles are small and loose; as, to
       spill water from a pail; to spill quicksilver from a
       vessel; to spill powder from a paper; to spill sand or
    Note: Spill differs from pour in expressing accidental loss,
          -- a loss or waste contrary to purpose.
    4. To cause to flow out and be lost or wasted; to shed, or
       suffer to be shed, as in battle or in manslaughter; as, a
       man spills another's blood, or his own blood.
             And to revenge his blood so justly spilt. --Dryden.
    5. (Naut.) To relieve a sail from the pressure of the wind,
       so that it can be more easily reefed or furled, or to
       lessen the strain.
    {Spilling line} (Naut.), a rope used for spilling, or
       dislodging, the wind from the belly of a sail. --Totten.
  4. \Spill\, v. i.
    1. To be destroyed, ruined, or wasted; to come to ruin; to
       perish; to waste. [Obs.]
             That thou wilt suffer innocents to spill. --Chaucer.
    2. To be shed; to run over; to fall out, and be lost or
       wasted. ``He was so topful of himself, that he let it
       spill on all the company.'' --I. Watts.
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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you spill something on someone, represents your carelessness and inconsideration for the feelings of others. You may be offending and upsetting others. Dreaming that you spill some food, is an indication that you need to eliminate that food from your diet.