Definitions for Soilsɔɪl
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Soil
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the portion of the earth's surface consisting of disintegrated rock and humus.
the ground or earth:
tilling the soil.
a particular kind of earth:
a country, land, or region.
any environment nurturing growth or development.
Origin of soil:
1300–50; ME soile < AF soyl < L solium seat, confused with solum ground
to make dirty or filthy.
to smudge or stain.
to sully or tarnish, as with disgrace.
(v.i.)to become soiled.
(n.)the act or fact of soiling.
the state of being soiled.
a spot or stain.
foul matter; filth; sewage.
Origin of soil:
1175–1225; ME soilen (v.) < OF souiller, soillier to dirty, (of a pig) to wallow, appar. der. of souil pigsty, abysm, of uncert. orig.
to feed (confined cattle, horses, etc.) freshly cut green fodder for roughage.
Category: Animal Husbandry
Origin of soil:
1595–1605; orig. uncert.
dirt, filth, grime, soil, stain, grease, grunge(noun)
the state of being covered with unclean things
the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
land, ground, soil(noun)
material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)
"the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil"
the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state
"American troops were stationed on Japanese soil"
dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire(verb)
make soiled, filthy, or dirty
"don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the substance on the ground in which plants grow
to plant seeds in the soil
soil in which things grow easily
Faeces or urine etc. when found on clothes.
A bag containing soiled items.
To make dirty.
To dirty one's clothing by accidentally defecating while clothed.
To make invalid, to ruin.
A wet or marshy place in which a boar or other such game seeks refuge when hunted.
Origin: From soile, soyle, sule, partly from soyl, from solium, mistaken for solum; and partly from sol, from sulan, from sūl-. Cognate with söle, sol, sol, söl, søle. See also sole, soal.
to feed, as cattle or horses, in the barn or an inclosure, with fresh grass or green food cut for them, instead of sending them out to pasture; hence (such food having the effect of purging them), to purge by feeding on green food; as, to soil a horse
the upper stratum of the earth; the mold, or that compound substance which furnishes nutriment to plants, or which is particularly adapted to support and nourish them
dung; faeces; compost; manure; as, night soil
to enrich with soil or muck; to manure
a marshy or miry place to which a hunted boar resorts for refuge; hence, a wet place, stream, or tract of water, sought for by other game, as deer
to make dirty or unclean on the surface; to foul; to dirty; to defile; as, to soil a garment with dust
to stain or mar, as with infamy or disgrace; to tarnish; to sully
to become soiled; as, light colors soil sooner than dark ones
that which soils or pollutes; a soiled place; spot; stain
Soil is a natural body consisting of layers that are primarily composed of minerals, mixed with at least some organic matter, which differ from their parent materials in their texture, structure, consistency, color, chemical, biological and other characteristics. It is the unconsolidated or loose covering of fine rock particles that covers the surface of the earth. Soil is the end product of the influence of the climate, relief, organisms, parent materials, and time. In engineering terms, soil is referred to as regolith, or loose rock material that lies above the 'solid geology'. In horticulture, the term 'soil' is defined as the layer that contains organic material that influences and has been influenced by plant roots, and may range in depth from centimetres to many metres. Soil is composed of particles of broken rock which have been altered by physical, chemical and biological processes that include weathering with associated erosion. Soil is created from the alteration of parent material by the interactions between the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere. It can also be considered a mixture of mineral and organic materials in the form of solids, gases and liquids. Soil is commonly referred to as "earth" or "dirt"; technically, the term "dirt" should be restricted to displaced soil.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The loose surface material of the earth in which plants grow. (Webster, 3d ed)
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Soil' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2462
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Soil' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4785
Rank popularity for the word 'Soil' in Nouns Frequency: #958
Translations for Soil
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the upper layer of the earth, in which plants grow
to plant seeds in the soil; a handful of soil.
- soloPortuguese (BR)
- půda, zeměCzech
- der (Erd)BodenGerman
- έδαφος, χώμαGreek
- tierra, sueloSpanish
- sol, terreFrench
- धरती, मिट्टी, खाद, मलHindi
- tlo, zemljaCroatian
- suolo, terreno, terraItalian
- zeme; augsneLatvian
- sol, pământRomanian
- почва; земляRussian
- pôda, zemSlovak
- jord, mull, myllaSwedish
- 土壤Chinese (Trad.)
- земля; ґрунтUkrainian
- زمین کا بالائی پرتUrdu
- đất trồngVietnamese
- 土壤Chinese (Simp.)
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