spout

spout
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 stream of air and water rising from the blowhole of a whale
c) DOWNSPOUT
d) WATERSPOUT
3. a chute for conveying substances, as grain or flour, or articles
4. [from chute formerly used as a conveyance in shop] [Old Brit. Slang] Brit. Slang former a pawnshop
vt.
1. to shoot out (liquid, etc.) from or as from a spout
2. to speak or utter in a loud, pompous manner or in a ready, rapid flow of words
vi.
1. to flow or shoot out with force in a jet: said of liquid, etc.
2. to discharge liquid, etc. from or as from a spout
3. to spout words
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spout off
to spout words in a way that is hasty, irresponsible, etc.
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up the spout [Brit. Slang]
1. bankrupt; ruined
2. pregnant
spouter
n.
spoutless
adj.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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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), 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

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