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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(noun)

    formerly a golfing wood with an elevated face

  3. spoon, spoonful(noun)

    as much as a spoon will hold

    "he added two spoons of sugar"

  4. smooch, spoon(verb)

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

  5. spoon(verb)

    scoop up or take up with a spoon

    "spoon the sauce over the roast"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spoon(verb)

    see Spoom

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Spoon(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Spoon(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Spoon(noun)

    fig.: A simpleton; a spooney

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Spoon(verb)

    to take up in, or as in, a spoon

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Spoon(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. spoon

    A type of product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.

    Spoons are created for various purposes and usage.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 17, 2020  

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Entomology

  1. Spoon

    = bouton; q.v.

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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Numerology

  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. Vikrant Parsai:

    To a man talking about God is like using a spoon to get water from the Nile.

  2. Chicago Tribune:

    I was just taught very early that if I didn’t solve problems, I was headed for a very dark path. Problems were everywhere. Now even if there are no problems, I look for problems. I’m like, you know what? I don’t like the way this spoon works. I want to design a new spoon. Or I don’t like the way my phone integrates with my desktop; I want to come in and talk to my computer.

  3. Kendra Chapman:

    You'll have a spread of food, and one thing might be completely safe, but they'll have something at the other end of the table that's not, and people will use the same spoon or the same fork, and now I really can't eat it.

  4. Amy Brown:

    It should also be noted that if your baby has developmental difficulties or has had very slow weight gain, then you should talk to your health professional before starting solids as a baby-led approach might not be appropriate, what is of central importance is feeding your baby responsively; looking to them for signs of hunger and fullness, and not trying to get them to finish a portion if they do not want to. This applies whether you are spoon-feeding or letting babies self-feed, and indeed is important during milk feeding and for older children, too. Offer a range of tastes, varieties, and textures and let your baby eat as much as they need.

  5. Vikrant Parsai:

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

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