from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To gush forth in a rapid stream or in spurts.
- intransitive v. To discharge a liquid or other substance continuously or in spurts.
- intransitive v. Informal To speak volubly and tediously.
- transitive v. To cause to flow or spurt out.
- transitive v. To utter volubly and tediously.
- transitive v. Chiefly British To pawn.
- n. A tube, mouth, or pipe through which liquid is released or discharged.
- n. A continuous stream of liquid.
- n. The burst of spray from the blowhole of a whale.
- n. Chiefly British A pawnshop.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a tube or lip through which liquid is poured or discharged
- n. a stream of liquid
- n. the mixture of air and water thrown up from the blowhole of a whale
- v. to gush forth in a stream
- v. to speak tediously
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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
- n. A trough for conducting grain, flour, etc., into a receptacle.
- n. A discharge or jet of water or other liquid, esp. when rising in a column; also, a waterspout.
- intransitive v. To issue with violence, or in a jet, as a liquid through a narrow orifice, or from a spout.
- intransitive v. To eject water or liquid in a jet.
- intransitive v. To utter a speech, especially in a pompous manner.
- transitive v. To throw out forcibly and abundantly, as liquids through an orifice or a pipe; to eject in a jet.
- transitive v. To utter magniloquently; to recite in an oratorical or pompous manner.
- transitive v. To pawn; to pledge.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To issue with force, as a liquid through a narrow orifice, or from a spout; spurt: as, blood spouts from an artery.
- To discharge a fluid in a jet or continuous stream; send out liquid as from a spout or nozle; specifically, to blow, as a whale.
- To speak volubly and oratorically; talk or recite in a declamatory manner, especially in public: speechify.
- To pour out in a jet and with some force; throw out as through a spout or pipe: as, an elephant spouts water from his trunk.
- To cause to spurt or gush out.
- To utter volubly or grandiloquently.
- To pawn; pledge. See spout, n., 2.
- To furnish or provide with a spout, in any sense: as, to spout a roof; to spout a tea-kettle.
- n. A pipe, tube, or trough through which a liquid is poured, and which serves to guide its flow.
- n. A lift or shoot in a pawnbroker's shop; hence, vulgarly, the shop itself.
- n. A continuous stream of fluid matter issuing, actually or seemingly, from a pipe or nozle; a jet or column, as of water.
- n. Specifically— A waterspout.
- n. The column of spray or vapor emitted from the spout-hole of a whale during the act of expiration, resembling the escape of steam from a valve.
- n. The spout-hole of a whale.
- n. A short underground passage connecting a main road with an air-head: a term used in the thick coal-workings of South Staffordshire, England.
- n. In turpentine-making, the projection of the lower gutter beyond the center of the face. See gutter, 9.
- n. A narrow part of a river, with a swift current.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. gush forth in a sudden stream or jet
- n. an opening that allows the passage of liquids or grain
- v. talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
I mean, pretty much everything they spout is a lie, but they usually try to cover it a little better than this.
The water was gushing like a waterfall during spring melt runoff, out of the spout from the roof.
Let Griffin spout his bile on Question Time, or wherever.
Of all my rifles, the one with the most ammo up its spout is a Kenny Jarrett .30/06 built on a Model 700 action.
All you spout is liberal economics, radical theology, and perverted pseudo-science.
I too was very upset with Brian Kilmeade because I think that the press has a duty to allow yahoos like Levin spout through their talking points BEFORE they shoot them down.
June 6th, 2006 at 8: 15 pm ralph magutzup says: let hin spout off – hi ass will be grass next election and he will have time to investigate his families flaws … … … … … ..
Not just her tail was sparkle like a drop from fountain spout – all of her was jewel.
I don't know if there was a rain spout or not, but it did rain real hard and there was so much rain that there was some mud over some of the roads.
Of course. spout is in the vanguard of cetacean conservation throughout the world.