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1soil

verb \ˈsi(-ə)l\

Definition of SOIL

transitive verb
1
:  to stain or defile morally :  corrupt
2
:  to make unclean especially superficially :  dirty
3
:  to blacken or taint (as a person's reputation) by word or deed
intransitive verb
:  to become soiled or dirty

Origin of SOIL

Middle English, from Anglo-French soiller, suiller, from Old French soil wallow of a wild boar, abyss, from Latin solium chair, bathtub; akin to Latin sedēre to sit — more at sit
First Known Use: 13th century

2soil

noun

Definition of SOIL

1
a :  soilage, stain <protect a dress from soil>
b :  moral defilement :  corruption
2
:  something that spoils or pollutes: as
a :  refuse
b :  sewage
c :  dung, excrement

First Known Use of SOIL

1501

Rhymes with SOIL

3soil

noun

Definition of SOIL

1
:  firm land :  earth
2
a :  the upper layer of earth that may be dug or plowed and in which plants grow
b :  the superficial unconsolidated and usually weathered part of the mantle of a planet and especially of the earth
3
:  country, land <our native soil>
4
:  the agricultural life or calling
5
:  a medium in which something takes hold and develops

Origin of SOIL

Middle English, from Anglo-French, soil, piece of land, from Vulgar Latin *solium, alteration of Latin solea sole, sandal, foundation timber — more at sole
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

4soil

transitive verb

Definition of SOIL

:  to feed (livestock) in the barn or an enclosure with fresh grass or green food; also :  to purge (livestock) by feeding on green food

Origin of SOIL

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1605

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut
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