spout
I. verb Etymology: Middle English; akin to Middle Dutch spoiten to spout, Old English spīwan to spew Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to eject (as liquid) in a stream <
wells spouting oil
>
2. a. to speak or utter readily, volubly, and at length b. to speak or utter in a pompous or oratorical manner ; declaim <
a candidate spouting empty promises
>
intransitive verb 1. to issue with force or in a jet ; spurt 2. to eject material (as liquid) in a jet 3. declaimspouter noun II. noun Date: 14th century 1. a pipe or conductor through which a liquid is discharged or conveyed in a stream: as a. a pipe for carrying rainwater from a roof b. a projecting tube or lip from which a liquid (as water) issues 2. a discharge or jet of liquid or moisture from or as if from a pipe: as a. waterspout b. the blowing of a whale 3. archaic pawnshopspouted adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Spout — Spout, n. [Cf. Sw. spruta a squirt, a syringe. See {Spout}, v. t.] 1. That through which anything spouts; a discharging lip, pipe, or orifice; a tube, pipe, or conductor of any kind through which a liquid is poured, or by which it is conveyed in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spout — sPout. Gründung 1998 Genre Crossover Website http://www.spout.biz Gründungsmitglieder Gesang Stefan Unterweger Gitarre, Gesang Aaron Schüssl …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • spout — [spout] n. [ME spute, spoute < the v.] 1. a lip, orifice, or projecting tube, as on a teapot, in a drinking fountain, etc., by which a liquid is poured or discharged 2. a) a stream, jet, or discharge of or as of liquid from a spout b) the… …   English World dictionary

  • Spout — (spout), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spouted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spouting}.] [Cf. Sw. sputa, spruta, to spout, D. spuit a spout, spuiten to spout, and E. spurt, sprit, v., sprout, sputter; or perhaps akin to E. spit to eject from the mouth.] 1. To throw… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spout — spout·ed; spout·er; spout; spout·ing; spout·less; spout·man; …   English syllables

  • spout — (v.) early 14c., related to M.Du. spoiten to spout, N.Fris. spütji spout, squirt, Swed. sputa to spout, and probably M.Du. spuwen to spit (see SPEW (Cf. spew)). Meaning to talk, declaim is recorded from 1610s. The noun is first recorded late 14c …   Etymology dictionary

  • Spout — Spout, v. i. 1. To issue with violence, or in a jet, as a liquid through a narrow orifice, or from a spout; as, water spouts from a hole; blood spouts from an artery. [1913 Webster] All the glittering hill Is bright with spouting rills. Thomson.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spout — ► NOUN 1) a projecting tube or lip through or over which liquid can be poured from a container. 2) a stream of liquid issuing with great force. 3) a pipe, trough, or chute for conveying liquid, grain, etc. ► VERB 1) send out or flow forcibly in a …   English terms dictionary

  • .sPout — sPout. Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Crossover Gründung 1998 Website http://www.spout.biz …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • spout — [v1] spurt, emit cascade, discharge, eject, erupt, expel, exude, gush, jet, pour, roll, shoot, spill, spray, squirt, stream, surge; concept 179 Ant. drain spout [v2] talk forcefully boast, brag, chatter, declaim, expatiate, go on, gush, harangue …   New thesaurus

  • spout — index exude, outflow, outlet, outpour, recite Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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