Moil Definition

moil
moils
verb
To moisten or soil.
Webster's New World
To toil; drudge.
Webster's New World
To churn about continuously.
Clouds moiling in the wind.
American Heritage
noun
moils
Drudgery; hard work.
Webster's New World
Confusion; turmoil.
Webster's New World
A spot; a defilement.
Wiktionary

(glassblowing) The glass circling the tip of a blowpipe or punty, such as the residual glass after detaching a blown vessel, or the lower part of a gather.

Wiktionary

(glassblowing, blow molding) The excess material which adheres to the top, base, or rim of a glass object when it is cut or knocked off from a blowpipe or punty, or from the mold-filling process. Typically removed after annealing as part of the finishing process (e.g. scored and snapped off).

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Other Word Forms of Moil

Noun

Singular:
moil
Plural:
moils

Origin of Moil

  • Middle English mollen to soften by wetting from Old French moillier from Vulgar Latin molliāre from Latin mollia (pānis) the soft part (of bread) from neuter pl. of mollis soft mel-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English mollen (“to soften by wetting"), from Old French moillier with the same meaning, from Latin molla panis (“soft part of bread"), from mollis (“soft"); from the Proto-Indo-European root 'mel-', 'soft'.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Hebrew 'mohel', מוהל (ritual circumciser), referring to the foreskin-like shape of the unwanted rim.

    From Wiktionary

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