What does spill mean?

Definitions for spill
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word spill.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. spillnoun

    liquid that is spilled

    "clean up the spills"

  2. spillway, spill, wasteweirnoun

    a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction

  3. spill, spillage, releasenoun

    the act of allowing a fluid to escape

  4. spill, tumble, fallverb

    a sudden drop from an upright position

    "he had a nasty spill on the ice"

  5. spill, slop, splatterverb

    cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container

    "spill the milk"; "splatter water"

  6. spill, run outverb

    flow, run or fall out and become lost

    "The milk spilled across the floor"; "The wine spilled onto the table"

  7. spill, shed, disgorgeverb

    cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over

    "spill the beans all over the table"

  8. spill, shed, pour forthverb

    pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities

    "shed tears"; "spill blood"; "God shed His grace on Thee"

  9. spill, talkverb

    reveal information

    "If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!"; "The former employee spilled all the details"

  10. spillverb

    reduce the pressure of wind on (a sail)

Wiktionary

  1. spillnoun

    A mess of something that has been dropped.

  2. spillnoun

    A fall or stumble.

    The bruise is from a bad spill he had last week.

  3. spillnoun

    A small stick or piece of paper used to light a candle, cigarette etc by the transfer of a flame from a fire.

  4. spillverb

    To drop something so that it spreads out or makes a mess; to pour.

    I spilled some sticky juice onto the kitchen floor.

  5. spillverb

    To spread out or fall out, as above

    Some sticky juice spilled onto the kitchen floor.

  6. spillverb

    To drop something that was intended to be caught.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spillnoun

    a bit of wood split off; a splinter

    Etymology: [OE. spillen, usually, to destroy, AS. spillan, spildan, to destroy; akin to Icel. spilla to destroy, Sw. spilla to spill, Dan. spilde, LG. & D. spillen to squander, OHG. spildan.]

  2. Spillnoun

    a slender piece of anything

    Etymology: [OE. spillen, usually, to destroy, AS. spillan, spildan, to destroy; akin to Icel. spilla to destroy, Sw. spilla to spill, Dan. spilde, LG. & D. spillen to squander, OHG. spildan.]

  3. Spillnoun

    a peg or pin for plugging a hole, as in a cask; a spile

    Etymology: [OE. spillen, usually, to destroy, AS. spillan, spildan, to destroy; akin to Icel. spilla to destroy, Sw. spilla to spill, Dan. spilde, LG. & D. spillen to squander, OHG. spildan.]

  4. Spillnoun

    a metallic rod or pin

    Etymology: [OE. spillen, usually, to destroy, AS. spillan, spildan, to destroy; akin to Icel. spilla to destroy, Sw. spilla to spill, Dan. spilde, LG. & D. spillen to squander, OHG. spildan.]

  5. Spillnoun

    a small roll of paper, or slip of wood, used as a lamplighter, etc

    Etymology: [OE. spillen, usually, to destroy, AS. spillan, spildan, to destroy; akin to Icel. spilla to destroy, Sw. spilla to spill, Dan. spilde, LG. & D. spillen to squander, OHG. spildan.]

  6. Spillnoun

    one of the thick laths or poles driven horizontally ahead of the main timbering in advancing a level in loose ground

    Etymology: [OE. spillen, usually, to destroy, AS. spillan, spildan, to destroy; akin to Icel. spilla to destroy, Sw. spilla to spill, Dan. spilde, LG. & D. spillen to squander, OHG. spildan.]

  7. Spillnoun

    a little sum of money

    Etymology: [OE. spillen, usually, to destroy, AS. spillan, spildan, to destroy; akin to Icel. spilla to destroy, Sw. spilla to spill, Dan. spilde, LG. & D. spillen to squander, OHG. spildan.]

  8. Spillverb

    to cover or decorate with slender pieces of wood, metal, ivory, etc.; to inlay

    Etymology: [OE. spillen, usually, to destroy, AS. spillan, spildan, to destroy; akin to Icel. spilla to destroy, Sw. spilla to spill, Dan. spilde, LG. & D. spillen to squander, OHG. spildan.]

  9. Spillverb

    to destroy; to kill; to put an end to

    Etymology: [OE. spillen, usually, to destroy, AS. spillan, spildan, to destroy; akin to Icel. spilla to destroy, Sw. spilla to spill, Dan. spilde, LG. & D. spillen to squander, OHG. spildan.]

  10. Spillverb

    to mar; to injure; to deface; hence, to destroy by misuse; to waste

    Etymology: [OE. spillen, usually, to destroy, AS. spillan, spildan, to destroy; akin to Icel. spilla to destroy, Sw. spilla to spill, Dan. spilde, LG. & D. spillen to squander, OHG. spildan.]

  11. Spillverb

    to suffer to fall or run out of a vessel; to lose, or suffer to be scattered; -- applied to fluids and to substances whose particles are small and loose; as, to spill water from a pail; to spill quicksilver from a vessel; to spill powder from a paper; to spill sand or flour

    Etymology: [OE. spillen, usually, to destroy, AS. spillan, spildan, to destroy; akin to Icel. spilla to destroy, Sw. spilla to spill, Dan. spilde, LG. & D. spillen to squander, OHG. spildan.]

  12. Spillverb

    to cause to flow out and be lost or wasted; to shed, or suffer to be shed, as in battle or in manslaughter; as, a man spills another's blood, or his own blood

    Etymology: [OE. spillen, usually, to destroy, AS. spillan, spildan, to destroy; akin to Icel. spilla to destroy, Sw. spilla to spill, Dan. spilde, LG. & D. spillen to squander, OHG. spildan.]

  13. Spillverb

    to relieve a sail from the pressure of the wind, so that it can be more easily reefed or furled, or to lessen the strain

    Etymology: [OE. spillen, usually, to destroy, AS. spillan, spildan, to destroy; akin to Icel. spilla to destroy, Sw. spilla to spill, Dan. spilde, LG. & D. spillen to squander, OHG. spildan.]

  14. Spillverb

    to be destroyed, ruined, or wasted; to come to ruin; to perish; to waste

    Etymology: [OE. spillen, usually, to destroy, AS. spillan, spildan, to destroy; akin to Icel. spilla to destroy, Sw. spilla to spill, Dan. spilde, LG. & D. spillen to squander, OHG. spildan.]

  15. Spillverb

    to be shed; to run over; to fall out, and be lost or wasted

    Etymology: [OE. spillen, usually, to destroy, AS. spillan, spildan, to destroy; akin to Icel. spilla to destroy, Sw. spilla to spill, Dan. spilde, LG. & D. spillen to squander, OHG. spildan.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spill

    spil, v.t. to allow to run out of a vessel: to shed: to waste: (coll.) to throw from a vehicle or the saddle: to empty the belly of a sail of wind for reefing.—v.i. to be shed: to be allowed to fall, be lost, or wasted:—pa.t. and pa.p. spilled, spilt.—n. a fall, a throw: a downpour.—ns. Spill′er; Spill′ing-line, a rope for spilling the wind out of a square sail to facilitate reefing or furling; Spill′-stream, a stream formed by overflow water, a bayou; Spill′way, a passage for overflow-water from a dam. [A.S. spillan; Dut. spillen, Ice. spilla, to destroy.]

  2. Spill

    spil, n. a small peg or pin to stop a hole: a thin strip of wood or twisted paper for lighting a candle, a pipe, &c.—n. Spill′ikin, one of a number of small pieces of wood, ivory, &c. for playing a game with: the game played—also Spil′kin. [A.S. speld, a torch; cf. Ger. spalten, to cleave, Dut. speld, a splinter.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'spill' in Verbs Frequency: #915

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spill in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spill in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of spill in a Sentence

  1. The NFL MVP:

    Look, with my situation … it’s never been about the draft pick, picking Jordan [Love]. I love Jordan. He’s a great kid. Lotta fun to work together. I love the coaching staff, love my teammates, love the fan base in Green Bay. Incredible 16 years. It’s just kind of about a philosophy. And maybe forgetting that it is about the people that make the thing go. It’s about character. It’s about a culture. It’s about doing things the right way. A lot of this was put in motion last year. The wrench was kind of just thrown into it when I won MVP and played the way I played last year. This is kinda just the spill out of all that.

  2. Rachel Beck:

    I ate with a bib on so as not to spill taco meat all over my white dress, so that probably looked even stranger.

  3. The FPC:

    However, there is evidence that disorderly conditions in one market can spill over to others.

  4. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

    The timing, location, and nature of the lesions support that oil compounds from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused these lesions and contributed to the high numbers of dolphin deaths within this oil spill's footprint.

  5. Middle East:

    In some areas of the country there are real rumblings beneath the surface, pockets of misery, that have the potential to spill and blow up into something.

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Translations for spill

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  • دلق, أراق, أسجمArabic
  • vessarCatalan, Valencian
  • spildeDanish
  • schütten, verschüttenGerman
  • derramarSpanish
  • läikkyä, putoaminen, päästää, levitä, läikkyminen, läikyttää, kaataaFinnish
  • renverser, déversement, déverser, répandreFrench
  • szór, önt, borítHungarian
  • թափվելArmenian
  • tumpahanIndonesian
  • rovesciare, versareItalian
  • 零す, 零れるJapanese
  • ღვრაGeorgian
  • morsen, gemorsteDutch
  • versarOccitan
  • derramarPortuguese
  • vărsaRomanian
  • проли́ть, разлива́ть, просы́пать, разлива́ться, рассыпа́ть, пролива́ться, просы́паться, рассыпа́ться, пролива́ть, разли́ть, просыпа́ть, разли́ться, рассы́пать, просыпа́ться, проли́ться, рассы́патьсяRussian
  • spilla, spillSwedish
  • trànVietnamese
  • Chinese

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