- The definition of a spout is a lip, chute or tube for dispensing something.
- An example of spout is the projection on a teapot that allows the tea to pour.
- An example of spout is a water pipe on the side of a house.
- Spout is defined as to emit, usually a liquid, with force.
An example of spout is to use a hose to water the garden.
Tea pours from the spout of a teapot.
spout definition by Webster's New World
- a lip, orifice, or projecting tube, as on a teapot, in a drinking fountain, etc., by which a liquid is poured or discharged
- a stream, jet, or discharge of or as of liquid from a spout
- the stream of air and water rising from the blowhole of a whale
- a chute for conveying substances, as grain or flour, or articles
Origin: from chute formerly used as a conveyance in shopBrit., Slang a pawnshop
Origin: Middle English spute, spoute ; from the verb
- to shoot out (liquid, etc.) from or as from a spout
- to speak or utter in a loud, pompous manner or in a ready, rapid flow of words
- to flow or shoot out with force in a jet: said of liquid, etc.
- to discharge liquid, etc. from or as from a spout
- to spout words
spout definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb spout·ed, spout·ing, spouts verb, intransitive
- To gush forth in a rapid stream or in spurts.
- To discharge a liquid or other substance continuously or in spurts.
- Informal To speak volubly and tediously.
- To cause to flow or spurt out.
- To utter volubly and tediously.
- Chiefly British To pawn.
- A tube, mouth, or pipe through which liquid is released or discharged.
- A continuous stream of liquid.
- The burst of spray from the blowhole of a whale.
- Chiefly British A pawnshop.
Origin: Middle English spouten, ultimately of imitative origin.
- spoutˈer noun
spout - Phrases/Idioms
up the spout
- bankrupt; ruined