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spoon

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noun \ˈspün\

Simple Definition of spoon

  • : an eating or cooking tool that has a small shallow bowl attached to a handle

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of spoon

  1. 1 :  an eating or cooking implement consisting of a small shallow bowl with a relatively long handle

  2. 2 :  something (as a tool or fishing lure) that resembles a spoon in shape

Examples of spoon in a sentence

  1. <an assortment of metal and wooden spoons should be part of every cook's culinary arsenal>



Origin of spoon

Middle English, from Old English spōn splinter, chip; akin to Old High German spān splinter, chip


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with spoon


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spoon

verb

Simple Definition of spoon

  • : to move or pick up (food) with a spoon

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of spoon

  • transitive verb
    1. :  to take up and usually transfer in a spoon

    2. intransitive verb
    3. [perhaps from the Welsh custom of an engaged man's presenting his fiancée with an elaborately carved wooden spoon] :  to make love by caressing, kissing, and talking amorously :  neck

    Examples of spoon in a sentence

    1. She spooned the gravy onto her potatoes.

    2. He spooned the ice cream into a bowl.



    1715

    First Known Use of spoon

    1715



    SPOON Defined for Kids

    1

    spoon

    play
    noun \ˈspün\

    Definition of spoon for Students

    1. :  an eating and cooking utensil consisting of a small shallow bowl with a handle




    2

    spoon

    play
    verb

    Definition of spoon for Students

    spoonedspooning

    1. :  to take up in or as if in a spoon





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