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Spout meaning

spout - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. gush forth in a sudden stream or jet; " water gushed forth"
  2. 2. To throw out forcibly and abudantly, as liquids through an office or a pipe; to eject in a jet; as, an elephant spouts water from his trunk.
  3. 3. To utter magniloquently; to recite in an oratorical or pompous manner.
  4. 4. To pawn; to pledge; as, spout a watch.
  5. 5. To eject water or liquid in a jet.
  6. 6. To utter a speech, especially in a pompous manner.
  7. 7. 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 a stream from one place to another; as, the spout of a teapot; a spout for conducting water from the roof of a building.
  8. 8. A trough for conducting grain, flour, etc., into a receptacle.
  9. 9. A discharge or jet of water or other liquid, esp. when rising in a column; also, a waterspout.
  10. 10. Projecting mouth of a vessel; pipe for discharging.
  11. 11. To discharge forcibly, as a liquid.
  12. 12. To issue with force.

spout - examples of usage

  1. Then put the paste into a pan that has a lip or little spout at one side; melt it over the fire, and let it come to a boil.
  2. I showed him a bunch of dinies playin' leapfrog tryin' to get one of their number up to a rain spout so he could bite off pieces and drop 'em down to the rest.
  3. Though well sheltered from wind, the unfortunate Smythje had no roof- no cover of any kind- to shield him from the rain, which came down upon his devoted head, as though the spout of a pump had been directed into the hollow of the dead- wood.
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