Definitions for: Spit


[n] the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)
[n] a skewer for holding meat over a fire
[n] a clear liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth; moistens the mouth and starts the digestion of starches
[n] a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea
[v] expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth; "The father of the victim spat at the alleged murderer"
[v] utter with anger or contempt
[v] drive a skewer through; "skewer the meat for the BBQ"
[v] rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick"



Webster (1913) Definition: Spit, n. [OE. spite, AS. spitu; akin to D. spit, G.
spiess, OHG. spiz, Dan. spid. Sw. spett, and to G. spitz
pointed. [root]170.]
1. A long, slender, pointed rod, usually of iron, for holding
meat while roasting.

2. A small point of land running into the sea, or a long,
narrow shoal extending from the shore into the sea; as, a
spit of sand. --Cook.

3. The depth to which a spade goes in digging; a spade; a
spadeful. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.


Spit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spitted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Spitting.] [From Spit, n.; cf. Speet.]
1. To thrust a spit through; to fix upon a spit; hence, to
thrust through or impale; as, to spit a loin of veal.
``Infants spitted upon pikes.'' --Shak.

2. To spade; to dig. [Prov. Eng.]


Spit, v. i.
To attend to a spit; to use a spit. [Obs.]

She's spitting in the kitchen. --Old Play.


Spit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spit (Spat, archaic); p.
pr. & vb. n. Spitting.] [AS. spittan; akin to G.
sp["u]tzen, Dan. spytte, Sw. spotta,Icel. sp?ta, and prob. E.
spew. The past tense spat is due to AS. sp?tte, from sp?tan
to spit. Cf. Spat, n., Spew, Spawl, Spot, n.]
1. To eject from the mouth; to throw out, as saliva or other
matter, from the mouth. ``Thus spit I out my venom.''


Spit, n.
The secretion formed by the glands of the mouth; spitle;
saliva; sputum.


Spit, v. i.
1. To throw out saliva from the mouth.

2. To rain or snow slightly, or with sprinkles.

It had been spitting with rain. --Dickens.

To spit on or upon, to insult grossly; to treat with
contempt. ``Spitting upon all antiquity.'' --South.

Synonyms: expectoration, patter, pitter-patter, ptyalise, ptyalize, saliva, skewer, spatter, spew, spit out, spitting, spittle, sprinkle, spue, tongue

See Also: cape, cough out, cough up, dribble, drivel, drool, ejection, emit, expectorate, expulsion, forcing out, let loose, let out, ness, pin, pony up, projection, ptyalin, rack, rain, rain down, salivary gland, sand, secretion, skewer, slobber, spit out, spit up, stand, tobacco juice, turnspit, utter

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