Meaning of SPILL in English


noun a metallic rod or pin.

2. spill ·noun a little sum of money.

3. spill ·noun a slender piece of anything.

4. spill ·noun a bit of wood split off; a splinter.

5. spill ·noun a peg or pin for plugging a hole, as in a cask; a spile.

6. spill ·vi to be shed; to run over; to fall out, and be lost or wasted.

7. spill ·noun a small roll of paper, or slip of wood, used as a lamplighter, ·etc.

8. spill ·vt to destroy; to kill; to put an end to.

9. spill ·vt to cover or decorate with slender pieces of wood, metal, ivory, ·etc.; to inlay.

10. spill ·noun one of the thick laths or poles driven horizontally ahead of the main timbering in advancing a level in loose ground.

11. spill ·vi to be destroyed, ruined, or wasted; to come to ruin; to perish; to waste.

12. spill ·vt 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.

13. spill ·vt to mar; to injure; to deface; hence, to destroy by misuse; to waste.

14. spill ·vt 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.

15. spill ·vt 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 flour.

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