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Spill

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Noun, Verb (usu participle)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Spilln. [Spell a splinter.].
  •  A bit of wood split off; a splinter.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A slender piece of anything.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A little sum of money.  Ayliffe.  [1913 Webster]
Spillv. t. 
     To cover or decorate with slender pieces of wood, metal, ivory, etc.; to inlay.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
Spillv. t. [OE. spillen,sually, to destroy, AS. spillan, spildan, to destroy; akin to Icel. spilla to destroy, Sw. spilla to spill, Dan. spilde, G. & D. spillen to squander, OHG. spildan.].
  •  To destroy; to kill; to put an end to.  [1913 Webster]
    "And gave him to the queen, all at her will
    To choose whether she would him save or spill.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Greater glory think [it] to save than spill."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To mar; to injure; to deface; hence, to destroy by misuse; to waste.  [1913 Webster]
    "They [the colors] disfigure the stuff and spill the whole workmanship."  [1913 Webster]
    "Spill not the morning, the quintessence of day, in recreations."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To suffer to fall or run out of a vessel; to lose, or suffer to be scattered; -- applied to fluids and to substances whose particles are small and loose; as, to spill water from a pail; to spill quicksilver from a vessel; to spill powder from a paper; to spill sand or flour.  [1913 Webster]
    " Spill differs from pour in expressing accidental loss, -- a loss or waste contrary to purpose."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cause to flow out and be lost or wasted; to shed, or suffer to be shed, as in battle or in manslaughter; as, a man spills another's blood, or his own blood.  [1913 Webster]
    "And to revenge his blood so justly spilt."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To relieve a sail from the pressure of the wind, so that it can be more easily reefed or furled, or to lessen the strain.  [1913 Webster]
Spilling line (Naut.), a rope used for spilling, or dislodging, the wind from the belly of a sail. Totten.
Spillv. i. 
  •  To be destroyed, ruined, or wasted; to come to ruin; to perish; to waste.  [1913 Webster]
    "That thou wilt suffer innocents to spill."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be shed; to run over; to fall out, and be lost or wasted.  I. Watts.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Spill, v. & n.
--v. (past and past part. spilt or spilled)
1 intr. & tr. fall or run or cause (a liquid, powder, etc.) to fall or run out of a vessel, esp. unintentionally.
2 a tr. & intr. throw (a person etc.) from a vehicle, saddle, etc. b intr. (esp. of a crowd) tumble out quickly from a place etc. (the fans spilled into the street).
3 tr. sl. disclose (information etc.).
4 tr. Naut. a empty (a sail) of wind. b lose (wind) from a sail.
--n.
1 a the act or an instance of spilling or being spilt. b a quantity spilt.
2 a tumble or fall, esp. from a horse etc. (had a nasty spill).
3 Austral. the vacating of all or several posts of a parliamentary party to allow reorganization.

Idiom
spill the beans colloq. divulge information etc., esp. unintentionally or indiscreetly. spill blood be guilty of bloodshed. spill the blood of kill or injure (a person). spill over
1 overflow.
2 (of a surplus population) be forced to move (cf. OVERSPILL).
Derivative
spillage n. spiller n.
Spill, n. a thin strip of wood, folded or twisted paper, etc., used for lighting a fire, candles, a pipe, etc.

Etymology
ME, rel. to SPILE

THESAURUS

Spill

Mystik tape, Scotch tape, accident, acknowledge, adhesive tape, admit, admit everything, allow, alluvion, alluvium, avow, babble, band, bandage, batten, be indiscreet, be unguarded, belt, betray, betray a confidence, blab, blabber, blurt, blurt out, brand, bung, butane lighter, capsizal, capsize, cascade, cataclysm, cataract, cellophane tape, check valve, cigarette lighter, cloth tape, cock, come clean, concede, confess, consume, cop a plea, cork, cropper, culbute, deluge, dive, dribble, drip, drop, engulf, engulfment, exhaust, expend, fall, fascia, faucet, fillet, firebrand, flambeau, flint, flint and steel, flood, flop, forced landing, friction tape, girdle, give away, grant, header, igniter, inform, inform on, inundate, inundation, lath, leak, leakage, let drop, let fall, let on, let slip, lid, light, lighter, ligula, ligule, list, lose, masking tape, open up, out with it, outpouring, overbrim, overfill, overflow, overflowing, overrun, overrunning, overset, overthrow, overturn, overwhelm, own, own up, peach, peg, pin, plank, plastic tape, plead guilty, plug, plunge, portfire, pour out, pour over, pratfall, rat, reveal a secret, revolution, ribband, ribbon, run, run over, sea cock, shred, sing, slat, slip, slop, slosh, somersault, somerset, sparker, spatter, spend, spigot, spike, spile, spill it, spill out, spill over, spill the beans, spillage, spit it out, splash, spline, sprawl, spray, squab, squeal, stool, stop, stopgap, stopper, stopple, strake, strap, strip, strop, stumble, submerge, submersion, subversion, swamp, sweep, taenia, talk, tap, tape, tape measure, tapeline, taper, tattle, tattle on, tell all, tell on, tell secrets, tell tales, tell the truth, the Deluge, the Flood, throw out, ticker tape, torch, trip, tumble, turnover, upset, upturn, use up, valve, washout, waste, whelm, whelming

ROGET THESAURUS

Spill

Waste

VB spend, expend, use, consume, swallow up, exhaust, impoverish, spill, drain, empty, disperse, cast away, fool away, muddle away, throw away, fling away, fritter away, burn the candle at both ends, waste, squander, waste its sweetness on the desert air, cast one's bread upon the waters, cast pearls before swine, employ a steam engine to crack a nut, waste powder and shot, break a butterfly on a wheel, labor in vain, cut blocks with a razor, pour water into a sieve, leak, run to waste, ebb, melt away, run dry, dry up.

Prodigality

VB be prodigal, squander, lavish, sow broadcast, pour forth like water, blow, blow in, pay through the nose, spill, waste, dissipate, exhaust, drain, eat out of house and home, overdraw, outrun the constable, run out, run through, misspend, throw good money after bad, throw the helve after the hatchet, burn the candle at both ends, make ducks and drakes of one's money, fool away one's money, potter away one's money, muddle away one's money, fritter away one's money, throw away one's money, run through one's money, pour water into a sieve, kill the goose that lays the golden eggs, manger son ble en herbe.

Filament

N filament, line, fiber, fibril, funicle, vein, hair, capillament, cilium, cilia, pilus, pili, tendril, gossamer, hair stroke, veinlet, venula, venule, wire, string, thread, packthread, cotton, sewing silk, twine, twist, whipcord, tape, ribbon, cord, rope, yarn, hemp, oakum, jute, strip, shred, slip, spill, list, band, fillet, fascia, ribbon, riband, roll, lath, splinter, shiver, shaving, beard, ramification, strand, filamentous, filamentiferous, filaceous, filiform, fibrous, fibrillous, thread-like, wiry, stringy, ropy, capillary, capilliform, funicular, wire-drawn, anguilliform, flagelliform, hairy, taeniate, taeniform, taenioid, venose, venous.

Stopper

N stopper, stopple, plug, cork, bung, spike, spill, stopcock, tap, rammer, ram, ramrod, piston, stop-gap, wadding, stuffing, padding, stopping, dossil, pledget, tompion, tourniquet, cover, valve, vent peg, spigot, slide valve, janitor, doorkeeper, porter, warder, beadle, cerberus, ostiary.

Ejection

VB give exit, give vent to, let out, give out, pour out, squeeze out, send out, dispatch, despatch, exhale, excern, excrete, embogue, secrete, secern, extravasate, shed, void, evacuation, emit, open the sluices, open the floodgates, turn on the tap, extrude, detrude, effuse, spend, expend, pour forth, squirt, spirt, spurt, spill, slop, perspire, breathe, blow, tap, draw off, bale out, lade out, let blood, broach, eject, reject, expel, discard, cut, send to coventry, boycott, chasser, banish, bounce, fire, fire out, throw, throw out, throw up, throw off, throw away, throw aside, push, throw out, throw off, throw away, throw aside, shovel out, shovel away, sweep out, sweep away, brush off, brush away, whisk off, whisk away, turn off, turn away, send off, send away, discharge, send adrift, turn adrift, cast adrift, turn out, bundle out, throw overboard, give the sack to, send packing, send about one's business, send to the right about, strike off the roll, turn out neck and heels, turn out head and shoulders, turn out neck and crop, pack off, send away with a flea in the ear, send to Jericho, bow out, show the door to, turn out of doors, turn out of house and home, evict, oust, unhouse, unkennel, dislodge, unpeople, dispeople, depopulate, relegate, deport, empty, drain to the dregs, sweep off, clear off, clear out, clear away, suck, draw off, clean out, make a clean sweep of, clear decks, purge, embowel, disbowel, disembowel, eviscerate, gut, unearth, root out, root up, averuncate, weed out, get out, eliminate, get rid of, do away with, shake off, exenterate, vomit, throw up, regurgitate, spew, puke, keck, retch, heave, upchuck, chuck up, barf, belch out, cast up, bring up, be sick, get sick, worship the porcelain god, disgorge, expectorate, clear the throat, hawk, spit, sputter, splutter, slobber, drivel, slaver, slabber, eructate, drool, unpack, unlade, unload, unship, offload, break bulk, dump, be let out, spew forth, erupt, ooze.

River

VB flow, run, meander, gush, pour, spout, roll, jet, well, issue, drop, drip, dribble, plash, spirtle, trill, trickle, distill, percolate, stream, overflow, inundate, deluge, flow over, splash, swash, guggle, murmur, babble, bubble, purl, gurgle, sputter, spurt, spray, regurgitate, ooze, flow out, rain hard, rain in torrents, rain cats and dogs, rain pitchforks, pour with rain, drizzle, spit, set in, mizzle, flow into, fall into, open into, drain into, discharge itself, disembogue, pour, pour out, shower down, irrigate, drench, spill, splash, stanch, dam, up, obstruct.

Fuel

N fuel, firing, combustible, coal, wallsend, anthracite, culm, coke, carbon, charcoal, bituminous coal, tar shale, turf, peat, firewood, bobbing, faggot, log, cinder, ingle, tinder, touchwood, sulphur, brimstone, incense, port-fire, fire-barrel, fireball, brand, amadou, bavin, blind coal, glance coal, German tinder, pyrotechnic sponge, punk, smudge, solid fueled rocket, wax, paraffin wax, paraffin oil, lamp oil, whale oil, oil, petroleum, gasoline, high octane gasoline, nitromethane, petrol, gas, juice, gasohol, alcohol, ethanol, methanol, fuel oil, kerosene, jet fuel, heating oil, number 2 oil, number 4 oil, naphtha, rocket fuel, high specific impulse fuel, liquid hydrogen, liquid oxygen, lox, natural gas, synthetic gas, synthesis gas, propane, butane, hydrogen, brand, torch, fuse, wick, spill, match, light, lucifer, congreve, vesuvian, vesta, fusee, locofoco, linstock, candle, oil, carbonaceous, combustible, inflammable, high octane, high specific impulse, heat of combustion.


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