Spout definition

spout
To discharge (a flowing or spurting liquid); release.

The statue's mouth spouted water.

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Spout is defined as to emit, usually a liquid, with force.

An example of spout is to use a hose to water the garden.

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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.

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To utter in a wordy, dull, or pompous manner.

Spouted statistics to prove his point.

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To utter magniloquently; to recite in an oratorical or pompous manner.
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(chiefly british) To pawn.
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A tube, lip, or hole through which liquid is released or discharged.

The spout of a teapot.

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A continuous stream of liquid.
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The burst of spray from the blowhole of a whale.
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(chiefly british) A pawnshop.
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A lip, orifice, or projecting tube, as on a teapot, in a drinking fountain, etc., by which a liquid is poured or discharged.
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To shoot out (liquid, etc.) from or as from a spout.
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To speak or utter in a loud, pompous manner or in a ready, rapid flow of words.
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To flow or shoot out with force in a jet.
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To discharge liquid, etc. from or as from a spout.
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A tube or lip through which liquid is poured or discharged.

I dropped my china teapot, and its spout has broken.

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A stream of liquid.
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The mixture of air and water thrown up from the blowhole of a whale.
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(intransitive) To gush forth in a jet or stream.

Water spouts from a hole.

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(intransitive) To eject water or liquid in a jet.

The whale spouted.

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A chute for conveying substances, as grain or flour, or articles.
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(brit., slang, former) A pawnshop.
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A stream, jet, or discharge of or as of liquid from a spout.
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The stream of air and water rising from the blowhole of a whale.
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(slang, dated) To pawn; to pledge.

To spout a watch.

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To spout words.
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To gush forth in a rapid stream or in spurts.

Water spouted from the faucet.

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To discharge a liquid or other substance continuously or in spurts.

Whales spouting offshore.

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To speak in a wordy, dull, or pompous manner.

Spouted on about how well-made the building was.

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(chiefly british slang) up the spout
  • Pawned.
  • In difficulty.
  • Pregnant.
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spout off
  • to spout words in a way that is hasty, irresponsible, etc.
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(brit., slang) up the spout
  • bankrupt; ruined
  • pregnant
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
spout
Plural:
spouts

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of spout

  • Middle English spouten ultimately of imitative origin

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

  • Compare Swedish spruta a squirt, a syringe.

    From Wiktionary