What does spurn mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term spurn:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn down(verb)

    reject with contempt

    "She spurned his advances"


  1. spurn(Noun)

    An act of spurning; a scornful rejection.

  2. spurn(Noun)

    A kick.

  3. spurn(Verb)

    To reject disdainfully; contemn; scorn.

  4. spurn(Verb)

    To reject something by pushing it away with the foot.

  5. spurn(Verb)

    To waste; fail to make the most of (an opportunity)

  6. Origin: From spurnen, spornen, from spurnan, from spurnanan, from sper-. Cognate with spurn, ananspornen, sporna, spyrna, sperno. Related to spur.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spurn(verb)

    to drive back or away, as with the foot; to kick

  2. Spurn(verb)

    to reject with disdain; to scorn to receive or accept; to treat with contempt

  3. Spurn(verb)

    to kick or toss up the heels

  4. Spurn(verb)

    to manifest disdain in rejecting anything; to make contemptuous opposition or resistance

  5. Spurn(noun)

    a kick; a blow with the foot

  6. Spurn(noun)

    disdainful rejection; contemptuous tratment

  7. Spurn(noun)

    a body of coal left to sustain an overhanding mass

  8. Origin: [OE. spurnen to kick against, to stumble over, AS. spurnan to kick, offend; akin to spura spur, OS. & OHG. spurnan to kick, Icel. spyrna, L. spernere to despise, Skr. sphur to jerk, to push. 171. See Spur.]


  1. Spurn

    Spurn Point is a narrow sand spit on the tip of the coast of the East Riding of Yorkshire, England that reaches into the North Sea and forms the north bank of the mouth of the Humber estuary. It is over 3 miles long, almost half the width of the estuary at that point, and as little as 50 yards wide in places. The southernmost tip is known as Spurn Head or Spurn Point and is the home to an RNLI lifeboat station and disused lighthouse. It forms part of the civil parish of Easington. Spurn Head covers 280 acres above high water and 450 acres of foreshore. It has been owned since 1960 by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and is a designated National Nature Reserve, Heritage Coast and is part of the Humber Flats, Marshes and Coast Special Protection Area.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spurn

    spurn, v.t. to drive away as with the foot: to kick: to reject with disdain.—n. disdainful rejection.—n. Spurn′er, one who spurns. [A.S. speornan; cog. with spur.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spurn in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spurn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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