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spoon

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noun \ˈspün\

Definition of spoon

  1. 1a :  an eating or cooking implement consisting of a small shallow bowl with a relatively long handleb :  spoonful two spoons of sugar

  2. 2 :  something (such 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

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Origin and Etymology of spoon

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


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spoon

verb

Definition of spoon

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

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to nestle close together while lying down with one person facing the back of another

  5. 2 [perh. 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.

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First Known Use of spoon

1715



SPOON Defined for English Language Learners

spoon

play
noun

Definition of spoon for English Language Learners

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

spoon

verb

Definition of spoon for English Language Learners

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


SPOON Defined for Kids

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spoon

play
noun \ˈspün\

Definition of spoon for Students

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


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spoon

play
verb

Definition of spoon for Students

spooned

;

spooning

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



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