American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A utensil consisting of a small, shallow bowl on a handle, used in preparing, serving, or eating food.
- n. Something similar to this utensil or its bowl, as:
- n. A shiny, curved, metallic fishing lure.
- n. A paddle or an oar with a curved blade.
- n. Sports The three wood golf club.
- v. To lift, scoop up, or carry with or as if with a spoon.
- v. Sports & Games To shove or scoop (a ball) into the air.
- v. To fish with a spoon lure.
- v. Sports & Games To give a ball an upward scoop.
- v. Informal To engage in amorous behavior, such as kissing or caressing.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A thin piece of wood; a splinter; a chip.
- n. A utensil consisting of a bowl or concave part and a handle, used for conveying liquids or liquid food to the mouth. Spoons were originally of wood, later of horn or metal. They are now made usually of silver, gold, iron, or mixed metal, of wood, horn, shell, or other materials, in various sizes and shapes, and for a great variety of purposes. Compare dessert-spoon, egg-spoon, table-spoon, etc.
- n. Something wholly or in part like a spoon (def. 2) or the bowl of a spoon in shape. Specifically— The blade of an oar when broad and slightly curved, or an oar with such a curved blade.
- n. At Yale, formerly, the student who took the last appointment at the Junior Exhibition; later, the most popular student in a class.
- To take up or out with a spoon or ladle; remove with a spoon; empty or clean out with a spoon: often with up: as, to spoon up a liquid.
- To lie close to, the face of one to the back of the other, as the bowl of one spoon within that of another. Compare spoon-fashion.
- In croquet, to use the mallet as a spoon; push or shove the ball along with the mallet instead of striking it smartly as is required by the strict rules of the game.
- To fish with spoon-bait.
- To lie spoonfashion. Compare I., 2.
- Same as spoom.
- n. A foolish fellow; a simpleton; a spoony; a silly lover.
- n. A fit of silliness; especially, a fit of silly love.
- To be a spoon or spoony; be sillily in love.
- n. In pianoforte-making, see damper-lifter.
- n. In cricket, a mishit which sends the ball high in the air.
- In angling, to fish for with spoon-bait.
- In golf, croquet, and similar games, to send (the ball) into the air with the club or mallet.
- Specifically, in cricket, to send (the ball) high in the air by a mishit.
- In golf, to move (the club) very slowly in putting, as though it were a teaspoon: an unfair stroke.
- To be spoony about; be in love with; court.
- n. An implement for eating or serving; a scooped utensil whose long handle is straight, in contrast to a ladle.
- n. An implement for stirring food while being prepared; a wooden spoon.
- n. A measure that will fit into a spoon; a spoonful.
- n. sports, archaic A wooden-headed golf club with moderate loft, similar to the modern three wood.
- n. fishing A type of metal lure resembling the concave head of a table spoon.
- n. dentistry, informal A spoon excavator.
- n. figuratively A simpleton, a spooney.
- v. To serve using a spoon.
- v. intransitive, dated To flirt; to make advances; to court, to interact romantically or amorously.
- v. transitive or intransitive, slang, of persons To lie nestled front-to-back, following the contours of the bodies, in a manner reminiscent of stacked spoons.
- v. tennis To hit weakly
- v. nautical To turn to port and starboard erratically for short periods of time, in the manner of a sailing boat heading nearly directly into a shifting wind.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. (Naut.), obsolete See spoom.
- n. An implement consisting of a small bowl (usually a shallow oval) with a handle, used especially in preparing or eating food.
- n. Anything which resembles a spoon in shape; esp. (Fishing), a spoon bait.
- n. Slang Fig.: A simpleton; a spooney.
- n. (Golf) A wooden club with a lofted face.
- v. To take up in, or as in, a spoon.
- v. (Fishing) To catch by fishing with a spoon bait.
- v. In croquet, golf, etc., to push or shove (a ball) with a lifting motion, instead of striking with an audible knock.
- v. colloq. To act with demonstrative or foolish fondness, as one in love.
- v. To fish with a spoon bait.
- v. In croquet, golf, etc., to spoon a ball.
- n. formerly a golfing wood with an elevated face
- v. snuggle and lie in a position where one person faces the back of the others
- n. a piece of cutlery with a shallow bowl-shaped container and a handle; used to stir or serve or take up food
- n. as much as a spoon will hold
- v. scoop up or take up with a spoon
- Origin uncertain. Compare spoom. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English spōn, chip of wood. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Drizzle melted butter and vanilla over crumbs and mix with your hands until thoroughly combined (a spoon is acceptable as well).”
“And yes, I do believe that a spoon is an acceptable vehicle for this condiment.”
“The bending of the spoon is a structural mechanics problem.”
“If the spoon came neither from itself nor from a non-spoon, then we assert that something can come from nothing, and we have not determined why the spoon is a spoon and not anything else, say a fork.”
“A Siwash single hook on the back of a spoon is a classic example.”
“I thought he was saying that the thing we call a spoon is a prop or stand-in for a specific bunch of communicative understandings.”
“Edward CastronovaI thought he was saying that the thing we call a spoon is a prop or stand-in for a specific bunch of communicative understandings.”
“Well, the spoon is there too, then; it was with the canoe and the moccasins.”
“But at eighty years old, Sendak had no interest in spoon-feeding platitudes to the press.”
“I got a vintage floral purse from here and a collectible NZ spoon from the 50s!”
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