What does spoon mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spoon(noun)

    a piece of cutlery with a shallow bowl-shaped container and a handle; used to stir or serve or take up food

  2. spoon, spoonful(noun)

    as much as a spoon will hold

    "he added two spoons of sugar"

  3. spoon(verb)

    formerly a golfing wood with an elevated face

  4. spoon(verb)

    scoop up or take up with a spoon

    "spoon the sauce over the roast"

  5. smooch, spoon(verb)

    snuggle and lie in a position where one person faces the back of the others

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spoon(verb)

    see Spoom

  2. Spoon(noun)

    an implement consisting of a small bowl (usually a shallow oval) with a handle, used especially in preparing or eating food

  3. Spoon(noun)

    anything which resembles a spoon in shape; esp. (Fishing), a spoon bait

  4. Spoon(noun)

    fig.: A simpleton; a spooney

  5. Spoon(verb)

    to take up in, or as in, a spoon

  6. Spoon(verb)

    to act with demonstrative or foolish fondness, as one in love

  7. Origin: [OE. spon, AS. spn, a chip; akin to D. spaan, G. span, Dan. spaan, Sw. spn, Icel. spnn, spnn, a chip, a spoon. 170. Cf. Span-new.]


  1. Spoon

    A spoon is a utensil consisting of a small shallow bowl, oval or round, at the end of a handle. A type of cutlery, especially as part of a place setting, it is used primarily for serving. Spoons are also used in food preparation to measure, mix, stir and toss ingredients. Present day spoons can be made from metal, wood, porcelain or plastic.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spoon

    spōōn, n. an instrument with a shallow bowl and handle for use in preparing, serving, or in eating food: anything like a spoon or its bowl, as an oar: in golf, a wooden-headed club of varying length, having the face more or less spooned, used in approaching the holes from varying distances.—v.t. to use a spoon upon: to lie spoon fashion with.—v.i. to fish with a spoon-hook: in croquet, to shove or scoop with the mallet: to be foolishly fond, to indulge in endearments openly.—ns. Spoon′-bait, a revolving metallic lure attached to a fishing-line by a swivel, used in trolling for fish; Spoon′bill, a family of birds (Plataleidæ) allied to the Ibididæ, and more distantly to the storks, with a bill long, flat, and broad throughout, and much dilated in a spoon form at the tip; Spoon′-drift, light spray borne on a gale; Spoon′ful, as much as fills a spoon: a small quantity:—pl. Spoon′fuls.—adv. Spoon′ily, in a spoony or silly way.—n. Spoon′meat, food taken with a spoon, such as is given to young children.—adv. Spoon′ways, applied to a way of packing slaves in ships very closely together.—adjs. Spoon′y, Spoon′ey, silly, weakly affectionate, foolishly fond.—n. a simple fellow: one foolishly fond of a sweetheart.—Apostle spoon (see Apostle); Dessert-spoon (see Dessert); Eucharistic spoon, the cochlear or labis; Tablespoon (see Table).—Be spoons on, to be silly in the manifestation of one's love for a woman. [A.S. spón; Ger. span, a chip, Ice. spánn, a chip, a spoon.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'spoon' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4248

Anagrams for spoon »

  1. No-ops

  2. Snoop

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spoon in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spoon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of spoon in a Sentence

  1. Sicilian Proverb:

    Only the spoon knows what is stirring in the pot.

  2. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    A golden spoon is useless when the soup bowl is empty.

  3. Cosino DeGregrio:

    Beware the flatterer: he feeds you with an empty spoon.

  4. Miguel de Cervantes:

    Every man was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth.

  5. Vikrant Parsai:

    If the sea turned to honey, the poor would lose their spoon.

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