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soil


  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Soil  \Soil\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  soiled;  as  light  colors  soil  sooner  than  dark 
  ones. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Soil  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Soil  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Soil  \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. 
  Jonson 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Soil  \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 
  {Satire}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Soil  \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 
  foot.] 
  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. 
  --Mortimer. 
 
  {Soil  pipe},  a  pipe  or  drain  for  carrying  off  night  soil. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Soil  \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. 
  --Milton. 
 
  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; 
  pollute. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  soil 
  n  1:  the  state  of  being  covered  with  unclean  things  [syn:  {dirt}, 
  {filth},  {grime},  {stain},  {grease}] 
  2:  the  part  of  the  earth's  surface  consisting  of  humus  and 
  disintegrated  rock  [syn:  {dirt}] 
  3:  what  plants  grow  in  (especially  with  reference  to  its 
  quality  or  use);  "the  land  had  never  been  plowed";  "good 
  agricultural  soil"  [syn:  {land},  {ground}] 
  v  :  make  soiled,  filthy,  or  dirty;  "don't  soil  your  clothes  when 
  you  play  outside!"  [syn:  {dirty},  {begrime},  {grime},  {colly}, 
  {bemire}]  [ant:  {clean}] 




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