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spout

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verb \ˈspau̇t\

Simple Definition of spout

  • : to shoot out (a liquid) with force

  • : to flow out with force

  • : to say or talk about (something) in a way that is boring or annoying

Full Definition of spout

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to eject (as liquid) in a stream <wells spouting oil>

  3. 2a :  to speak or utter readily, volubly, and at lengthb :  to speak or utter in a pompous or oratorical manner :  declaim <a candidate spouting empty promises>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to issue with force or in a jet :  spurt

  6. 2 :  to eject material (as liquid) in a jet

  7. 3 :  declaim

spout·er noun

Examples of spout

  1. The well was spouting oil.

  2. She kept spouting on and on about politics.



Origin of spout

Middle English; akin to Middle Dutch spoiten to spout, Old English spīwan to spew


First Known Use: 14th century


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spout

noun

Simple Definition of spout

  • : a tube, pipe, or hole out of which a liquid flows

  • : a sudden strong stream of liquid

Full Definition of spout

  1. 1 :  a pipe or conductor through which a liquid is discharged or conveyed in a stream: asa :  a pipe for carrying rainwater from a roofb :  a projecting tube or lip from which a liquid (as water) issues

  2. 2 :  a discharge or jet of liquid or moisture from or as if from a pipe: asa :  waterspoutb :  the blowing of a whale

  3. 3 archaic :  pawnshop

spout·ed play \ˈspau̇-təd\ adjective

Examples of spout

  1. Water was flowing from the spout.

  2. the spout of a tea kettle



14th Century

First Known Use of spout

14th century



SPOUT Defined for Kids

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spout

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verb \ˈspau̇t\

Definition of spout

spout·edspout·ing

  1. 1 :  to shoot out (liquid) with force <Wells spouted oil.>

  2. 2 :  to speak with a long and quick flow of words so as to sound important <He spouted his opinions at the meeting.>

  3. 3 :  to flow out with force :  spurt <Blood spouted from the wound.>




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spout

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noun

Definition of spout

  1. 1 :  a tube, pipe, or hole through which something (as rainwater) shoots out

  2. 2 :  a sudden strong stream of fluid





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