Spoon Spoon, n. [OE. spon, AS. sp[=o]n, a chip; akin to D. spaan, G. span, Dan. spaan, Sw. sp[*a]n, Icel. sp['a]nn, sp['o]nn, a chip, a spoon. [root]170. Cf. {Span-new}.] 1. An implement consisting of a small bowl (usually a shallow oval) with a handle, used especially in preparing or eating food. [1913 Webster]

``Therefore behoveth him a full long spoon That shall eat with a fiend,'' thus heard I say. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

He must have a long spoon that must eat with the devil. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Anything which resembles a spoon in shape; esp. (Fishing), a spoon bait. [1913 Webster]

3. Fig.: A simpleton; a spooney. [Slang] --Hood. [1913 Webster]

4. (Golf) A wooden club with a lofted face. --Encyc. of Sport. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Spoon bait} (Fishing), a lure used in trolling, consisting of a glistening metallic plate shaped like the bowl of a spoon with a fishhook attached.

{Spoon bit}, a bit for boring, hollowed or furrowed along one side.

{Spoon net}, a net for landing fish.

{Spoon oar}. See under {Oar}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • spoon — [spo͞on] n. [ME spon < OE a chip: sense infl. by cognate ON spōnn, spoon: see SPADE1] 1. a utensil consisting of a small, shallow, usually oval shaped bowl and a handle, used for picking up or stirring food, etc. as in eating or cooking 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Spoon — Spoon, v. i. 1. To fish with a spoon bait. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. In croquet, golf, etc., to spoon a ball. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spoon — Spoon, v. t. 1. To take up in, or as in, a spoon. [1913 Webster] 2. (Fishing) To catch by fishing with a spoon bait. He had with him all the tackle necessary for spooning pike. Mrs. Humphry Ward. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. In croquet, golf, etc.,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spoon — 〈[spu:n] m. 6; Golf〉 hölzerner Schläger für lange u. hohe Schläge [engl., eigtl. „Löffel“] * * * Spoon [spu:n, ʃpu:n], der; s, s [engl. spoon, eigtl. = Löffel] (Golf veraltet): löffelförmiger Golfschläger …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Spoon — (sp[=oo]n), v. i. (Naut.) See {Spoom}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] We might have spooned before the wind as well as they. Pepys. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spoon — Spoon, v. i. To act with demonstrative or foolish fondness, as one in love. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spoon — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS sport bastone da golf con spatola in legno inclinata, impiegato per effettuare tiri molto lunghi {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1964. ETIMO: ingl. spoon propr. cucchiaio …   Dizionario italiano

  • Spoon — [spu:n] der; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. spoon, eigtl. »Löffel«> ein bestimmter Golfschläger (Sport) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • spoon — ► NOUN ▪ an implement consisting of a small, shallow bowl on a long handle, used for eating, stirring, and serving food. ► VERB 1) transfer with a spoon. 2) informal, dated (of a couple) behave in an amorous way. DERIVATIVES spoonful noun. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • Spoon — Allgemeine Informationen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”