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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
spoon
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a soup spoon (=a spoon with a rounder part that you eat from than an ordinary spoon)
greasy spoon
slotted spoon
soup spoon
wooden spoon
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
greasy
▪ When Buck and Ratso go to another greasy spoon, a crazy is ranting in the background.
large
▪ Add the grated orange rind and the sherry or milk and fold in with a large spoon.
▪ Add meat to skillet and cook over high heat, stirring with a large spoon, until lightly browned.
▪ Fold in the remaining cream with a large metal spoon. 3 Lightly whisk the egg white; fold into chocolate mixture.
▪ To serve, cut through crust with a knife and serve filling with a large spoon.
▪ Put one layer on a large plate and spoon on one third of the pastry cream.
▪ Mix together with fingers, a large spoon, or with an electric mixer.
▪ Pounding is done with a large wooden spoon.
▪ Using a large spoon, skim most of the fat off the pan drippings.
silver
▪ Some of my guests were born sucking on the proverbial silver spoon, others knew hard times.
▪ Reese grew up with a silver spoon.
▪ Success was supposed to be reserved for those with silver spoons in their mouths.
▪ Coaches of silver spoons, coins and other treasures will be displayed to complement the Civil War exhibition.
▪ In her innocence, Ma keeps waving the silver spoon.
▪ She thinks that we have absolutely no understanding of anybody because we were born with a silver spoon in our mouths.
slotted
▪ Remove the potatoes with a slotted spoon, leaving the liquid behind.
▪ Remove meat with slotted spoon and set aside.
▪ She was dancing the slotted spoon in and out of the fish-kettle, a clatter of aluminium.
▪ With a slotted spoon, transfer leg-thigh pieces to a plate, cover, and keep warm.
▪ Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and keep warm.
▪ Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside on paper towels until needed.
▪ Remove with slotted spoon and reserve in a small bowl.
wooden
▪ Makes about 24 1 Beat butter and sugar with a wooden spoon in a mixing bowl until light and creamy.
▪ When all the cornmeal is added, begin stirring with a long-handled wooden spoon.
▪ Break up the chunks with a wooden spoon as it cooks, then strain the pulp through a jelly bag.
▪ With wooden spoon, cream butter and peanut butter until smooth, add sugar and cream well.
▪ She whacked butter and eggs with her wooden spoon.
▪ In the family trash they found the remnants of a broken wooden spoon wrapped in a bloody diaper.
▪ Tubs, wooden spoons, choc ices everywhere.
▪ He heats up the sauce in a blue sauce-pan, stirring it with a wooden spoon.
■ NOUN
metal
▪ Fold into mixture with a metal spoon. 3.
▪ If you put a metal spoon in a cup of hot water, it gets hot very quickly.
▪ Fold in the remaining cream with a large metal spoon. 3 Lightly whisk the egg white; fold into chocolate mixture.
▪ Application Tell the students that chimes can be made by using a metal spoon instead of a coat hanger.
▪ Cut the mangoes in half and scoop out the flesh with a metal spoon.
▪ Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and press down with the back of a metal spoon.
▪ Fold in the remainder of the sugar with a metal spoon, cutting the egg whites rather than mixing them.
soup
▪ His wife fiddled with her spoons, putting the dessert spoon into the curve of the soup spoon.
▪ He picked up his soup spoon and banged it twice on the table.
■ VERB
born
▪ She thinks that we have absolutely no understanding of anybody because we were born with a silver spoon in our mouths.
pick
▪ Millie glances at each of her parents in turn, then picks up her dessert spoon and studies that instead.
▪ He picked up his soup spoon and banged it twice on the table.
▪ She picked up a slotted spoon from the table and beat gently on the tin lid.
put
▪ They put down their porridge spoons and stood up, politely and meekly.
▪ Mrs Garner put down her cooking spoon.
▪ Prinz scooped up the last of his ice cream and put down his spoon.
▪ Aunt Tossie put the long-handled gravy spoon back in the napkin-swathed pudding bowl and waited in happy expectation for the sea-kale.
▪ If you put a metal spoon in a cup of hot water, it gets hot very quickly.
▪ His wife fiddled with her spoons, putting the dessert spoon into the curve of the soup spoon.
▪ Twenty minutes later, as we put down our spoons, the lobsters are done.
serve
▪ Just before serving spoon a little mayonnaise on to each egg.
▪ Arrange duck pieces on individual serving plates and spoon sauce over top.
▪ Present at table and serve guests with serving spoon.
▪ To serve, spoon 2 tablespoons warm sauce on to each of 12 plates; top with a wedge of torte.
set
▪ When lightly set all over, spoon the rice into a serving dish and garnish with the pepper, cabbage and kale.
stir
▪ She stirred it with her spoon without much enthusiasm.
▪ Add meat to skillet and cook over high heat, stirring with a large spoon, until lightly browned.
▪ They swirled together as though they had been stirred with a spoon.
▪ My mind felt like oat bran stirred with a spoon.
▪ Deglaze pan with wine, stirring with a wooden spoon to loosen food particles.
use
▪ You may also use a clean spoon or piece of paper. 2.
▪ I use one spoon to eat the soup, another to stir the coffee and then the cereal.
▪ Remove to a plate using a slotted spoon. 3.
▪ What happens if you use a smaller spoon?
▪ Remove the meat and onions from the pan using a slotted spoon. 4.
▪ Application Tell the students that chimes can be made by using a metal spoon instead of a coat hanger.
▪ Mound banana mixture in bottom crust, using slotted spoon.
▪ Why did they need to use a clean spoon?
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
be born with a silver spoon in your mouth
serving spoon/dish etc
▪ Arrange on a hot serving dish, pour a little sauce over and serve the rest separately.
▪ Bedford scooped potatoes from a serving dish on to his plate.
▪ Place noodles in serving dish and top with 1 / 2 of sauce, stirring together slightly.
▪ Present at table and serve guests with serving spoon.
▪ Remove to a serving dish and keep warm.
▪ Spoon into a serving dish and serve warm - but not too hot or the syrup will burn.
▪ Stir this into the fromagefrais and pour over the still-hot potatoes in their serving dish.
▪ The food is then pushed out of its protective package and left in its serving dish to be cooked in a hot-air oven.
win/collect/take etc the wooden spoon
▪ When he motioned for her to take the wooden spoon from him she did so, avoiding touching him at all costs.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Fold in the remaining cream with a large metal spoon. 3 Lightly whisk the egg white; fold into chocolate mixture.
▪ Give a different student the saucepan and the spoon and ask her to stand close to the bowl without touching it.
▪ Makes about 24 1 Beat butter and sugar with a wooden spoon in a mixing bowl until light and creamy.
▪ Mum's cakes always sank, and Dad liked eating the sticky part in the middle with a spoon.
▪ With a small spoon, scrape out the seeds and any membranes.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
soup
▪ They taught them to spoon their soup in peace.
▪ Harriet was spooning in soup, and broke hunks of bread into it.
▪ Must remember to spoon up my soup away from me and not slurp it all down my chin.
■ VERB
serve
▪ To serve, spoon the sorbet into the reserved mango skins or in individual glasses and decorate with sprigs of mint.
▪ To serve, spoon yellow pepper puree on the plates and top with the red peppers.
▪ Return all veal to pan and heat briefly. Serve immediately, spooning sauce over scaloppine.
▪ Remove steaks from grill and serve with onion mixture spooned over top.
▪ To serve, spoon a pool of mustard sauce on each warm serving plate and arrange rabbit pieces on top.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
serving spoon/dish etc
▪ Arrange on a hot serving dish, pour a little sauce over and serve the rest separately.
▪ Bedford scooped potatoes from a serving dish on to his plate.
▪ Place noodles in serving dish and top with 1 / 2 of sauce, stirring together slightly.
▪ Present at table and serve guests with serving spoon.
▪ Remove to a serving dish and keep warm.
▪ Spoon into a serving dish and serve warm - but not too hot or the syrup will burn.
▪ Stir this into the fromagefrais and pour over the still-hot potatoes in their serving dish.
▪ The food is then pushed out of its protective package and left in its serving dish to be cooked in a hot-air oven.
win/collect/take etc the wooden spoon
▪ When he motioned for her to take the wooden spoon from him she did so, avoiding touching him at all costs.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Cook chicken for about 15-20 mins each side, spooning over remaining marinade until golden brown.
▪ Juliet tensed as she spooned drinking chocolate into two mugs.
▪ Place meat in broiler pan and spoon some marinade over it.
▪ She spooned extra sugar into her mug.
▪ They did not spoon, though Bessie strategically led her husband away so the two could be alone.
▪ To serve, spoon yellow pepper puree on the plates and top with the red peppers.
▪ With a piece of fresh bread in his other hand, Jack spooned it all down hungrily.
▪ You had it all, boys, the big silver spoon most people can only dream about.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
spoon

Spoom \Spoom\ (sp[=oo]m), v. i. [Probably fr. spume foam. See Spume.] (Naut.) To be driven steadily and swiftly, as before a strong wind; to be driven before the wind without any sail, or with only a part of the sails spread; to scud under bare poles. [Written also spoon.]

When virtue spooms before a prosperous gale, My heaving wishes help to fill the sail.
--Dryden.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
spoon

Old English spon "chip, sliver, shaving, splinter of wood," from Proto-Germanic *spe-nu- (cognates: Old Norse spann, sponn "chip, splinter," Swedish spån "a wooden spoon," Old Frisian spon, Middle Dutch spaen, Dutch spaan, Old High German span, German Span "chip, splinter"), from PIE *spe- (2) "long, flat piece of wood" (cognates: Greek spathe "spade," also possibly Greek sphen "wedge").\n

\nAs the word for a type of eating utensil, c.1300 in English (in Old English such a thing might be a metesticca), in this sense supposed to be from Old Norse sponn, which meant "spoon" as well as "chip, tile." The "eating utensil" sense is specific to Middle English and Scandinavian, though Middle Low German spon also meant "wooden spatula." To be born with a silver spoon in one's mouth is from at least 1719 (Goldsmith, 1765, has: "one man is born with a silver spoon in his mouth, and another with a wooden ladle").

spoon

1715, "to dish out with a spoon," from spoon (n.). The meaning "court, flirt sentimentally" is first recorded 1831, a back-formation from spoony (adj.) "soft, silly, weak-minded, foolishly sentimental." Related: Spooned; spooning.

Wiktionary
spoon

Etymology 1 n. 1 An implement for eating or serving; a scooped utensil whose long handle is straight, in contrast to a ladle. 2 An implement for stirring food while being prepared; a wooden spoon. 3 A measure that will fit into a spoon; a spoonful. 4 (context sports archaic English) A wooden-headed golf club with moderate loft, similar to the modern three wood. 5 (context fishing English) A type of metal lure resembling the concave head of a table spoon. 6 (context dentistry informal English) A spoon excavator. 7 (context figuratively slang archaic English) A simpleton, a spooney. 8 (label en US military) A safety handle on a hand grenade, a trigger. vb. 1 To serve using a spoon. 2 (context intransitive dated English) To flirt; to make advances; to court, to interact romantically or amorously. 3 (context transitive or intransitive slang of persons English) To lie nestled front-to-back, following the contours of the bodies, in a manner reminiscent of stacked spoons. 4 (context tennis golf croquet English) To hit (the ball) weakly, pushing it with a lifting motion, instead of striking with an audible knock. Etymology 2

vb. (alternative form of spoom English)

WordNet
spoon
  1. n. a piece of cutlery with a shallow bowl-shaped container and a handle; used to stir or serve or take up food

  2. as much as a spoon will hold; "he added two spoons of sugar" [syn: spoonful]

  3. formerly a golfing wood with an elevated face

  4. v. scoop up or take up with a spoon; "spoon the sauce over the roast"

  5. snuggle and lie in a position where one person faces the back of the others [syn: smooch, snog]

Wikipedia
Spoon

A spoon is a utensil consisting of a small shallow bowl, oval or round, at the end of a handle. A type of cutlery (sometimes called flatware in the United States), especially as part of a place setting, it is used primarily for serving. Spoons are also used in food preparation to measure, mix, stir and toss ingredients. Present day spoons are made from metal (notably flat silver or silverware, plated or solid), wood, porcelain or plastic.

Spoon (band)

Spoon is an American rock band formed in Austin, Texas. The band is composed of Britt Daniel (vocals, guitar); Jim Eno (drums); Rob Pope (bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), Eric Harvey (keyboard, guitar, percussion, backing vocals), and Alex Fischel (keyboard, guitar).

Spoon (disambiguation)

A spoon is an eating or cooking implement, consisting of a small oval or round shallow bowl with a handle.

Spoon may also refer to:

Spoon (musical instrument)

Spoons can be played as a makeshift percussion instrument, or more specifically, an idiophone related to the castanets. "Playing the spoons" originated in England as " playing the bones", in which the convex sides of a pair of cow rib bones were rattled in the same way. It is played by hitting one of the other

Spoon (Philippine TV series)

Spoon is a noontime cooking talk show featuring celebrities from other networks. The show has premiered since 2007, and hosted by Ms. Janice de Belen.

Spoon (album)

Spoon is the self-titled 1994 first album by Spoon, on which the Icelandic singer Emilíana Torrini contributed vocals for the first time. The album was only released in Iceland. Torrini sings on six of the tracks.

Spoon (song)

"Spoon" is a song by the krautrock group Can, recorded in 1972. It was originally released as a single with the song "Shikaku Maru Ten" on the b-side. "Spoon" also appeared as the final track to the band's album Ege Bamyasi later that year.

The song marked Can's first recorded use of drum machine coupled with live drums, an unusual feature in popular music at the time. The single reached #6 on the German chart in early 1972 due to being the signature theme of the popular German television thriller Das Messer (after Francis Durbridge). The single sold in excess of 300,000 copies. Due to the single's success, Can played a free concert at Kölner Sporthalle in Cologne on February 3, 1972.

"Spoon" was also featured more recently in Lynne Ramsay's film adaptation of Morvern Callar (2004). Popular indie rock band Spoon took their name from this song, as did Can themselves for their own record label, Spoon Records.

"Spoon" was also remixed by both Sonic Youth and System 7 for Can's remix album, Sacrilege.

Spoon (Dave Matthews Band song)

"Spoon" is a Dave Matthews Band song from the album Before These Crowded Streets. The song is thought to describe the thoughts of Christ as he is pinned to the crucifix. Throughout the song, Christ contemplates such ideas as whether the human race is worth "saving" and whether his father is God, as he ponders his own existence. Dave Matthews used Peter Gabriel's song "The Passion" as an inspiration for this song.

The song features Alanis Morissette on background vocals and one verse, and Béla Fleck on the banjo. A 1:30 reprise to " The Last Stop" is featured as a hidden track following a minute of silence after the song.

"Spoon" has been performed live as early as 1997, where it was played acoustically as a solo by Dave Matthews, or an acoustic duet with Tim Reynolds. The song debuted live by the band in the summer of 1998; however, drummer Carter Beauford did not perform as he was bothered by a large amount of crickets crawling around the stage. The song was only played two more times that year by the band, and then a handful of times more the following year during acoustic shows by Matthews and Reynolds.

Since then, the song was not played until late 2003, where it was performed only ten times, lastly on September 14. A live performance from 2003 was featured on the pre-order disc for The Central Park Concert.

1791 days after being last played, Spoon returned on August 9, 2008. The show would later be released as Live Trax Vol. 15 on June 2, 2009. It was played again on September 10 at the Stand Up for a Cure concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Ingrid Michaelson, who played as the opening act, guested with the band.

Brandi Carlile guests on Spoon in Noblesville, IN on 6/22/2013.

Spoon (software)

Spoon (formerly Xenocode) is a set of software products and services developed by the Code Systems Corporation for application virtualization, portable application creation, and digital distribution. Code Systems Corporation is an American corporation headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and is best known for its Spoon products that include Browser Sandbox, Spoon Studio, Spoon Server, and Spoonium.

Kenji Obata founded Code Systems Corporation in 2006 and introduced Spoon’s precursor, Xenocode. Xenocode was an early application virtualization engine for the Windows platform. Obata serves as the CEO of the corporation, which has become commonly known as Spoon since a rebranding in 2010.

Spoon’s tools package conventional software applications for Microsoft Windows in a portable application format that can be delivered via a single executable or streamed over the web. Files and settings automatically synchronize across devices via Spoon’s patented virtualization technology which allows access to local files and printers from web-based applications.

Spoon (liturgy)

The Spoon (; Slavonic: Лжица, Lzhítza) is a liturgical implement used to distribute Holy Communion to the laity during the Divine Liturgy of the Eastern Orthodox Church and those Eastern Catholic Churches which follow the Byzantine Rite. It is also called a cochlear, Latin for "spoon".

In the Early Church everyone, clergy and laity alike, received Holy Communion in the same manner: receiving the consecrated Body of Christ (in the form of bread) in their hands and then placing it in their own mouth, and sipping directly from the chalice. In time, concern over the danger of crumbs being accidentally dropped on the floor or some of the consecrated Blood of Christ (in the form of wine) being spilt, lead to the use of tongs, with which the elements were mingled together and placed carefully into the mouths of the communicants. By the 9th century, the Church began to use the Communion spoon for the same practical reasons, and it is this practice that remains in place today (though the clergy still receive in the ancient manner as they stand at the Holy Table).

In the Byzantine Rite, when it comes time for the Communion of the faithful, the Lamb (Host) is cut into smaller portions and placed in the chalice, and thus distributed to the faithful using the Spoon. In this way, the faithful receive both the Body and the Blood of Christ, without taking the Mysteries into their hands. At the end of the Liturgy, the deacon will use the Spoon to consume the remaining Gifts (Body and Blood of Christ), and then ablute the Spoon, Spear and Chalice using wine and hot water (the Diskos is usually abluted only with hot water).

Since the Spoon is one of the Sacred Vessels it is usually kept on the Table of Oblation (Prothesis), where the bread and wine are prepared for the Eucharist. Often when a Chalice and Diskos (Paten) are made, an Asterisk, Spoon, and Spear will be made to match them. Because it touches the Body and Blood of Christ, the liturgical spoon should be made of gold, or at least be gold plated.

The Spoon is also used to prepare the Presanctified Gifts at the Sunday Liturgies during Great Lent, and the Reserved Mysteries on Great Thursday of Holy Week. The priest will take up the Lamb in his left hand and hold it over the Chalice. With the Spoon in his right hand, he will pour some of the Blood of Christ onto the underside of the Lamb, where the cross had been cut with the Spear during the Proskomedie.

The Spoon, being a sanctified object, may not be used for any purpose other than the liturgical uses for which it is appointed, and no one of lower rank than a deacon should touch it.

The Maronite Catholic Church stands as an exception, as the faithful are given Communion by dipping a part of the consecrated loaf into the chalice, usually held by a deacon, and His Body, intincted with His Blood, is then placed in the communicants mouth by hand. The spoon is still often found as part of the ware of the altar, but is not normally used. This is also true for the Melkite Greek Catholic Church.

Usage examples of "spoon".

Pretending to be setting an example, Prairie slid over to one of the work counters, wrestled a hot baloney into place, quickly sharpened a knife, and began to carve the object into steaming, purple-rimmed slices, which she arranged attractively on a serving platter, generously spooning more shiny grape liquid over the top, to be carried in and set on one of the mess-hall tables, where eaters would serve themselves except for the people in assertiveness programs, of course, who sat over at their own table and each got a separate plate with the food already on it.

The long-suffering barista was already lifting cups and spoons onto a tray.

Sandy Rapczewicz had the oven door open and was standing over the turkey with baster in one hand and spoon in the other, looking irresolute.

John Bladdery, both with runcible spoons in the on-guard position, filed edges bright.

It then comes to Bladdery and Purfle at once, tuned to one another at the filed edge of this runcible spoon and the negligible effort it will take to fill their common world with death, that nobody said anything about a fight to the finish, right?

The spicier varieties, usually designer ketchups, are zesty on a plastic spoon but obscure the loveliness of a crisp French fry, which the blander, mainstream brands perfectly complement.

Remove the shrimp paste with a slotted spoon to a mortar, blender, or food processor.

He stopped fiddling with the spoon and dropped it onto the blotter where it left a round stain.

Brian had already had a macrobiotic breakfast with his current Swede, Elke, so he jumped at the prospect of going to a greasy spoon.

A small dose of whiskey strengthened him, so that he could dip a spoon into the sugar caddy which Malemute Kid placed before him.

At the breakfast table, she had accidentally knocked a spoon to the floor and Mamo had looked up straightaway.

She uncovered a misshaped cookpot and poked in it with a long wooden spoon.

She had Pelon help her spoon some of it into his mouth with instructions to repeat the process every four or five hours.

Fatal peritonitis ensued and the spoon was found impacted in the last acute turn of the duodenum.

Gaylord smiled as he spooned a liberal serving of fruit perserves on a slice of hot bread.