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spit


  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spit  \Spit\,  n.  [OE.  spite,  AS  spitu;  akin  to  D.  spit,  G. 
  spiess,  OHG.  spiz,  Dan.  spid.  Sw  spett,  and  to  G.  spitz 
  pointed.  [root]170.] 
  1.  A  long,  slender,  pointed  rod,  usually  of  iron,  for  holding 
  meat  while  roasting. 
 
  2.  A  small  point  of  land  running  into  the  sea,  or  a  long, 
  narrow  shoal  extending  from  the  shore  into  the  sea;  as  a 
  spit  of  sand.  --Cook. 
 
  3.  The  depth  to  which  a  spade  goes  in  digging;  a  spade;  a 
  spadeful.  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Halliwell. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spit  \Spit\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Spitted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Spitting}.]  [From  {Spit},  n.;  cf  {Speet}.] 
  1.  To  thrust  a  spit  through  to  fix  upon  a  spit;  hence  to 
  thrust  through  or  impale;  as  to  spit  a  loin  of  veal. 
  ``Infants  spitted  upon  pikes.''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  spade;  to  dig.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spit  \Spit\,  v.  i. 
  To  attend  to  a  spit;  to  use  a  spit.  [Obs.] 
 
  She's  spitting  in  the  kitchen.  --Old  Play. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spit  \Spit\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Spit}  ({Spat},  archaic);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Spitting}.]  [AS.  spittan  akin  to  G. 
  sp["u]tzen,  Dan.  spytte  Sw  spotta,Icel.  sp?ta,  and  prob.  E. 
  spew.  The  past  tense  spat  is  due  to  AS  sp?tte,  from  sp?tan 
  to  spit.  Cf  {Spat},  n.,  {Spew},  {Spawl},  {Spot},  n.] 
  1.  To  eject  from  the  mouth;  to  throw  out  as  saliva  or  other 
  matter,  from  the  mouth.  ``Thus  spit  I  out  my  venom.'' 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spit  \Spit\,  n. 
  The  secretion  formed  by  the  glands  of  the  mouth;  spitle; 
  saliva;  sputum. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spit  \Spit\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  throw  out  saliva  from  the  mouth. 
 
  2.  To  rain  or  snow  slightly,  or  with  sprinkles. 
 
  It  had  been  spitting  with  rain.  --Dickens. 
 
  {To  spit  on}  or  {upon},  to  insult  grossly;  to  treat  with 
  contempt.  ``Spitting  upon  all  antiquity.''  --South. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  spit 
  n  1:  a  narrow  strip  of  land  that  juts  out  into  the  sea  [syn:  {tongue}] 
  2:  a  clear  liquid  secreted  into  the  mouth  by  the  salivary 
  glands  and  mucous  glands  of  the  mouth;  moistens  the  mouth 
  and  starts  the  digestion  of  starches  [syn:  {saliva},  {spittle}] 
  3:  a  skewer  for  holding  meat  over  a  fire 
  4:  the  act  of  spitting  (forcefully  expelling  saliva)  [syn:  {spitting}, 
  {expectoration}] 
  v  1:  expel  or  eject  from  the  mouth  [syn:  {ptyalize},  {spew},  {spue}] 
  2:  utter  with  anger  or  contempt  [syn:  {spit  out}] 
  3:  rain  gently  [syn:  {sprinkle},  {spatter},  {patter},  {pitter-patter}] 
  4:  drive  a  skewer  through  "skewer  the  meat  for  the  BBQ"  [syn: 
  {skewer}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  SPIT 
 
  Language  for  IBM  650.  (See  IT). 
 
 




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