from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
- transitive v. To lift, scoop up, or carry with or as if with a spoon.
- transitive v. Sports & Games To shove or scoop (a ball) into the air.
- intransitive v. To fish with a spoon lure.
- intransitive v. Sports & Games To give a ball an upward scoop.
- intransitive v. Informal To engage in amorous behavior, such as kissing or caressing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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. A wooden-headed golf club with moderate loft, similar to the modern three wood.
- n. A type of metal lure resembling the concave head of a table spoon.
- n. A spoon excavator.
- n. A simpleton, a spooney.
- v. To serve using a spoon.
- v. To flirt; to make advances; to court, to interact romantically or amorously.
- v. To lie nestled front-to-back, following the contours of the bodies, in a manner reminiscent of stacked spoons.
- v. To hit weakly
- v. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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. Fig.: A simpleton; a spooney.
- n. A wooden club with a lofted face.
- intransitive v. See spoom.
- intransitive v. To act with demonstrative or foolish fondness, as one in love.
- intransitive v. To fish with a spoon bait.
- intransitive v. In croquet, golf, etc., to spoon a ball.
- transitive v. To take up in, or as in, a spoon.
- transitive v. To catch by fishing with a spoon bait.
- transitive v. In croquet, golf, etc., to push or shove (a ball) with a lifting motion, instead of striking with an audible knock.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
- To be a spoon or spoony; be sillily in love.
- 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. 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.
- n. Something wholly or in part like a spoon (def. 2) or the bowl of a spoon in shape.
- n. At Yale, formerly, the student who took the last appointment at the Junior Exhibition; later, the most popular student in a class.
- n. A foolish fellow; a simpleton; a spoony; a silly lover.
- n. A fit of silliness; especially, a fit of silly love.
- n. In pianoforte-making, see damper-lifter.
- n. In cricket, a mishit which sends the ball high in the air.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
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!