Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

spoon

play
noun \ˈspün\

Simple Definition of spoon

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

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

  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


2

spoon

verb

Simple Definition of spoon

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

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

    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

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




    2

    spoon

    play
    verb

    Definition of spoon

    spoonedspoon·ing

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





    Seen and Heard

    What made you want to look up spoon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

    WORD OF THE DAY

    February 11, 2016

    the holder of an office

    Get Word of the Day daily email!

    WORD GAMES

    Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

    image33683556

    How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

    100 pounds 2.2 pounds 196.5 pounds 16.96 pounds
    Name That Thing

    10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

    TAKE THE QUIZ
    SCRABBLE® Sprint

    Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

    TAKE THE QUIZ