spout

verb
\ ˈspau̇t How to pronounce spout (audio) \
spouted; spouting; spouts

Definition of spout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to eject (liquid) in a stream wells spouting oil
2a : to speak or utter readily, volubly, and at length
b : to speak or utter in a pompous or oratorical manner : declaim a candidate spouting empty promises

intransitive verb

1 : to issue with force or in a jet : spurt
2 : to eject material (such as liquid) in a jet
3 : declaim

spout

noun

Definition of spout (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a pipe or conductor through which a liquid is discharged or conveyed in a stream: such as
a : a pipe for carrying rainwater from a roof
b : a projecting tube or lip from which a liquid (such as water) issues
2 : a discharge or jet of liquid or moisture from or as if from a pipe: such as
b : the blowing of a whale
3 archaic : pawnshop

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Other Words from spout

Verb

spouter noun

Noun

spouted \ ˈspau̇-​təd How to pronounce spout (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for spout

Synonyms: Verb

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of spout in a Sentence

Verb The well was spouting oil. She kept spouting on and on about politics. Noun Water was flowing from the spout. the spout of a tea kettle
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The story features the usual Disney complement of cute critters and likable supporting players, some of whom spout comic banter that hews more anachronistic than mythic. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ is a moving adventure (review)," 5 Mar. 2021 The story features the usual Disney complement of cute critters and likable supporting players, some of whom spout comic banter that hews more anachronistic than mythic. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ is a moving adventure (review)," 5 Mar. 2021 Would the drivers lose their cool, spout something racist or slam the gas pedal and ram the activists, reenacting Tiananmen Square in their own minds? Fox News, "Eli Steele: Justice for George Floyd from honking horns?," 5 Apr. 2021 The story features the usual Disney complement of cute critters and likable supporting players, some of whom spout comic banter that hews more anachronistic than mythic. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ is a moving adventure (review)," 5 Mar. 2021 The story features the usual Disney complement of cute critters and likable supporting players, some of whom spout comic banter that hews more anachronistic than mythic. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ is a moving adventure (review)," 5 Mar. 2021 The story features the usual Disney complement of cute critters and likable supporting players, some of whom spout comic banter that hews more anachronistic than mythic. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ is a moving adventure (review)," 5 Mar. 2021 The story features the usual Disney complement of cute critters and likable supporting players, some of whom spout comic banter that hews more anachronistic than mythic. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ is a moving adventure (review)," 5 Mar. 2021 Mentions of Byzantium are scattered across message boards frequented by both white supremacists and QAnon enthusiasts – who spout conspiracy theories about a deep-state cabal of Satan-worshipping, blood-drinking pedophiles running the world. Roland Betancourt, The Conversation, "Why white supremacists and QAnon enthusiasts are obsessed – but very wrong – about the Byzantine Empire," 4 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The sleek design includes an air-tight lid to lock in flavor and a handy spout for mess-free pouring. Lizzy Briskin, chicagotribune.com, "Best kitchen essentials 2021," 14 Apr. 2021 These features include a red LED light that signals a low battery, a 360-degree spout swivel for convenient reach, and automatic water shut-off after four minutes for conservation. Bridget Degnan, Better Homes & Gardens, "The 8 Best Touchless Kitchen Faucets for Germ-Free Cleanup," 19 Mar. 2021 In Panama City Beach, Florida, video of what appeared to be a water spout, along with damage caused by a tornado, circulated on social media. Dennis Romero, NBC News, "Deadly weather, tornadoes strike Deep South," 10 Apr. 2021 Insert the plunger and position the spout above your mug. Cassidy Olsen, Good Housekeeping, "How to Make Espresso at Home," 1 Apr. 2021 The angled spout directs the spray, evoking a fancy spa device. Margo Ghertner, WSJ, "Handsome Humidifers to Make Your Home Healthier," 5 Mar. 2021 The easy open-and-close spout allows for one-handed operation. Chris Hachey, BGR, "Best Salad Dressing Container," 3 Mar. 2021 Its silicone seal keeps the cereal, snacks, or granola fresh and its smooth pour spout offers mess-free cereal dispensing. Rachel Dube, USA TODAY, "21 organization products from Amazon with thousands of reviews," 1 Mar. 2021 The SoftSip valve top is sold separately and that attaches to the hard spout. Chris Hachey, BGR, "Best Reusable Baby Food Pouches," 29 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of spout

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for spout

Verb

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

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Time Traveler for spout

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The first known use of spout was in the 14th century

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25 Apr 2021

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“Spout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spout. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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spout

verb

English Language Learners Definition of spout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

spout

noun

English Language Learners Definition of spout (Entry 2 of 2)

: a tube, pipe, or hole out of which a liquid flows
: a sudden strong stream of liquid

spout

verb
\ ˈspau̇t How to pronounce spout (audio) \
spouted; spouting

Kids Definition of spout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to shoot out (liquid) with force Wells spouted oil.
2 : to speak with a long and quick flow of words so as to sound important He spouted his opinions at the meeting.
3 : to flow out with force : spurt Blood spouted from the wound.

spout

noun

Kids Definition of spout (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a tube, pipe, or hole through which something (as rainwater) shoots out
2 : a sudden strong stream of fluid

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