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Meaning of SPOUT

Pronunciation:  spawt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an opening that allows the passage of liquids or grain
  2. [v]  talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
  3. [v]  gush forth in a sudden stream or jet of liquids

SPOUT is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: gush, jabber, mouth off, rabbit on, rant, rave, spirt, spurt
 See Also: blow, gargoyle, mouth, nose, nozzle, opening, pipage, pipe, piping, pour, pump, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize, watering can, watering pot, whoosh



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Spout\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spouted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Spouting}.] [Cf. Sw. sputa, spruta, to spout, D. spuit a
    spout, spuiten to spout, and E. spurt, sprit, v., sprout,
    sputter; or perhaps akin to E. spit to eject from the mouth.]
    1. To throw out forcibly and abudantly, as liquids through an
       office or a pipe; to eject in a jet; as, an elephant
       spouts water from his trunk.
             Who kept Jonas in the fish's maw Till he was spouted
             up at Ninivee?                        --Chaucer.
             Next on his belly floats the mighty whale . . . He
             spouts the tide.                      --Creech.
    2. To utter magniloquently; to recite in an oratorical or
       pompous manner.
             Pray, spout some French, son.         --Beau. & Fl.
    3. To pawn; to pledge; as, spout a watch. [Cant]
  2. \Spout\, v. i.
    1. To issue with with violence, or in a jet, as a liquid
       through a narrow orifice, or from a spout; as, water
       spouts from a hole; blood spouts from an artery.
             All the glittering hill Is bright with spouting
             rills.                                --Thomson.
    2. To eject water or liquid in a jet.
    3. To utter a speech, especially in a pompous manner.
  3. \Spout\, n. [Cf. Sw. spruta a squirt, a syringe. See
    {Spout}, v. t.]
    1. That through which anything spouts; a discharging lip,
       pipe, or orifice; a tube, pipe, or conductor of any kind
       through which a liquid is poured, or by which it is
       conveyed in a stream from one place to another; as, the
       spout of a teapot; a spout for conducting water from the
       roof of a building. --Addison. ``A conduit with three
       issuing spouts.'' --Shak.
             In whales . . . an ejection thereof [water] is
             contrived by a fistula, or spout, at the head. --Sir
                                                   T. Browne.
             From silver spouts the grateful liquors glide.
    2. A trough for conducting grain, flour, etc., into a
    3. A discharge or jet of water or other liquid, esp. when
       rising in a column; also, a waterspout.
    {To put}, {shove}, or {pop}, {up the spout}, to pawn or
       pledge at a pawnbroker's; -- in allusion to the spout up
       which the pawnbroker sent the ticketed articles. [Cant]