Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of spilling.
  • n. An amount spilled.

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  • n. that which has been spilled

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the amount that has spilled
  • n. the act of allowing a fluid to escape

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I live in front of my computer so, for me, occaisional spillage is inevitable.

    How To Save Your Keyboard After A Spill | Lifehacker Australia

  • Much of the spillage is not from oil drilling, but from smaller oil storage amounts or distribution facilities.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • I find the soaked cotton balls are easier to contain and handle, you can pour more mixture on them when they start to dry and the chance of spillage is lower.

    Cockroaches

  • If a political agreement fails, then troops should be withdrawn to border areas to try to contain the spillage from the civil war into the region.

    Leaving Iraq

  • Newer: this weekend is all about … big and what great stuff is and what great stuff is there to write about tonight? so yeah, a web log is cheep therapy, not good writing. what else is new? it’s the same sort of brain spillage that has always filled my various diaries - I’m just more self-consious … because I do know that it’s public. that’s actually a weird part of the appeal.

    and what great stuff is - emergency weblog; or: epersonae; or: elaine nelson

  • He did the Math and figured out that 10,000 barrels of oil (aka the spillage of oil in two days) could fill up a Victorian home in San Francisco.

    Original Design And Architecture: Modern Home in Spain by OmasC Architects

  • Deficit – An excuse to do anything really out of order, eg: "Yes, I did spill red wine on your new white carpet, but what you must remember is that Labour left that carpet with a deficit of red wine; my spillage was the only responsible course of action."

    The buzz words of 2010 explained

  • Deficit - An excuse to do anything really out of order, eg: "Yes, I did spill red wine on your new white carpet, but what you must remember is that Labour left that carpet with a deficit of red wine; my spillage was the only responsible course of action."

    The Guardian World News

  • Contrary to the instructions, you really have to get half undressed for it, rather than just unzip your fly, to avoid any spillage, which is not ideal for a quick whip-it-out.

    feminist blogs

  • TowerGroup estimates that lost value, referred to as spillage in industry jargon, improved to 6% from a high of 10% in 2007; this lost value still represents nearly $5 billion.

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  • Another word with no equivalent one in German.

    December 6, 2006