spout

spout
1 noun (C)
1 a small tube or pipe on a container that you pour liquid out through
2 a spout of water/blood etc a sudden strong stream of liquid which comes out of somewhere very fast: The whale blew a spout of water into the air.
—see also: waterspout
3 up the spout BrE informal
a) if someone's plans have gone up the spout, they cannot succeed: Her chances of studying medicine have gone up the spout.
b) completely wrong: His calculations are completely up the spout.
c) old-fashioned going to have a baby; pregnant
2 verb 1
a) (intransitive always + adv/prep) if liquid or fire spouts from somewhere, it comes out very quickly in a powerful stream
(+ from): Blood was spouting from the wound in her arm.
b) (T) to send out liquid or flames very quickly in a powerful stream: a volcano spouting lava
2 also spout off (I, T) informal to talk a lot about something in a boring way, especially without thinking about what you are saying
(+ about): I'm tired of listening to Jim spouting about politics. | spout (off) sth: It's no use spouting theories about education if you've never actually taught anyone.
3 (I) if a whale spouts it sends out a stream of water from a hole in its head

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • Spout — Spout, n. [Cf. Sw. spruta a squirt, a syringe. See {Spout}, v. t.] 1. That through which anything spouts; a discharging lip, pipe, or orifice; a tube, pipe, or conductor of any kind through which a liquid is poured, or by which it is conveyed in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spout — sPout. Gründung 1998 Genre Crossover Website http://www.spout.biz Gründungsmitglieder Gesang Stefan Unterweger Gitarre, Gesang Aaron Schüssl …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • spout — [spout] n. [ME spute, spoute < the v.] 1. a lip, orifice, or projecting tube, as on a teapot, in a drinking fountain, etc., by which a liquid is poured or discharged 2. a) a stream, jet, or discharge of or as of liquid from a spout b) the… …   English World dictionary

  • Spout — (spout), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spouted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spouting}.] [Cf. Sw. sputa, spruta, to spout, D. spuit a spout, spuiten to spout, and E. spurt, sprit, v., sprout, sputter; or perhaps akin to E. spit to eject from the mouth.] 1. To throw… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spout — spout·ed; spout·er; spout; spout·ing; spout·less; spout·man; …   English syllables

  • spout — (v.) early 14c., related to M.Du. spoiten to spout, N.Fris. spütji spout, squirt, Swed. sputa to spout, and probably M.Du. spuwen to spit (see SPEW (Cf. spew)). Meaning to talk, declaim is recorded from 1610s. The noun is first recorded late 14c …   Etymology dictionary

  • Spout — Spout, v. i. 1. To issue with violence, or in a jet, as a liquid through a narrow orifice, or from a spout; as, water spouts from a hole; blood spouts from an artery. [1913 Webster] All the glittering hill Is bright with spouting rills. Thomson.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spout — ► NOUN 1) a projecting tube or lip through or over which liquid can be poured from a container. 2) a stream of liquid issuing with great force. 3) a pipe, trough, or chute for conveying liquid, grain, etc. ► VERB 1) send out or flow forcibly in a …   English terms dictionary

  • .sPout — sPout. Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Crossover Gründung 1998 Website http://www.spout.biz …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • spout — [v1] spurt, emit cascade, discharge, eject, erupt, expel, exude, gush, jet, pour, roll, shoot, spill, spray, squirt, stream, surge; concept 179 Ant. drain spout [v2] talk forcefully boast, brag, chatter, declaim, expatiate, go on, gush, harangue …   New thesaurus

  • spout — index exude, outflow, outlet, outpour, recite Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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