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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ the spout of a teapot
▪ I checked the half-and-half in my little refrigerator, sniffing at the carton spout.
▪ It begins churning ahead, blowing huge clouds of spray from its spout, and generating great foam in its wake.
▪ It was shaped like a coffee or teapot, with the spout at right handles to the handle.
▪ James poured, then held the spout of the jug over Cameron's glass.
▪ They had even devised a smoke pot which emitted from the spout.
▪ Use royal icing to glue the paper well into the spout.
▪ Each ornamental fountain is designed to take a pump outlet so that water can spout from its mouth, shell or similar object.
▪ At the top of the pipe, a mixture of 90 % CO2 and 10 % water is spouted 45 metres high.
▪ She jumps up and down and water spouts out immediately.
▪ The car's radiator was spouting out steam.
▪ Each ornamental fountain is designed to take a pump outlet so that water can spout from its mouth, shell or similar object.
▪ For batty to start spouting it makes you wonder.
▪ Forbes can apparently spout the results of all presidential elections to the nearest decimal point.
▪ I read message after message spouting racist doctrines, discriminatory diatribes and personal attacks.
▪ Ishmael says they are whales because they spout and have horizontal tails.
▪ The enormous rounded oily back spouting up dirt and stones.
▪ When he was tired, he turned on his back, spouting water.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Spout \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 out forcibly and abundantly, as liquids through an orifice or a pipe; to eject in a jet; as, an elephant spouts water from his trunk.

    Who kept Jonas in the fish's maw Till he was spouted up at Ninivee?

    Next on his belly floats the mighty whale . . . He spouts the tide.

  2. To utter magniloquently; to recite in an oratorical or pompous manner.

    Pray, spout some French, son.
    --Beau. & Fl.

  3. To pawn; to pledge; as, to spout a watch. [Cant]


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.

    All the glittering hill Is bright with spouting rills.

  2. To eject water or liquid in a jet.

  3. To utter a speech, especially in a pompous manner.


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 a stream from one place to another; as, the spout of a teapot; a spout for conducting water from the roof of a building.
    --Addison. ``A conduit with three issuing spouts.''

    In whales . . . an ejection thereof [water] is contrived by a fistula, or spout, at the head.
    --Sir T. Browne.

    From silver spouts the grateful liquors glide.

  2. A trough for conducting grain, flour, etc., into a receptacle.

  3. A discharge or jet of water or other liquid, esp. when rising in a column; also, a waterspout.

    To put up the spout, To shove up the spout, or To pop up the spout, to pawn or pledge at a pawnbroker's; -- in allusion to the spout up which the pawnbroker sent the ticketed articles. [Cant]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"to issue forcible, as a liquid," early 14c., related to Middle Dutch spoiten "to spout" (Dutch spuiten "to flow, spout"), North Frisian spütji "spout, squirt," Swedish sputa "to spout," from Proto-Germanic *sput-, from PIE *sp(y)eu- "to spew, spit" (see spew (v.)). Meaning "to talk, declaim" is recorded from 1610s. Related: Spouted; spouting.


late 14c., from spout (v.). Cognate with Middle Dutch spoit, North Frisian spütj. It was the slang term for the lift in a pawnbroker's shop, the device which took up articles for storage, hence figurative phrase up the spout "lost, hopeless, gone beyond recall" (1812).


n. 1 a tube or lip through which liquid is poured or discharged 2 a stream of liquid 3 the mixture of air and water thrown up from the blowhole of a whale vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To gush forth in a jet or stream 2 (context ambitransitive English) To eject water or liquid in a jet. 3 To speak tediously or pompously. 4 To utter magniloquently; to recite in an oratorical or pompous manner. 5 (context slang dated English) To pawn; to pledge.

  1. n. an opening that allows the passage of liquids or grain

  2. v. gush forth in a sudden stream or jet; "water gushed forth" [syn: spurt, spirt, gush]

  3. talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner [syn: rant, mouth off, jabber, rabbit on, rave]


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Usage examples of "spout".

Zorzi began to make the spout, for it was a large ampulla that he was fashioning.

He went on to make the handle of the ampulla, an easy matter compared with making the spout.

Then he made a tall drinking glass such as he had never made before, and then, in contrast, a tiny ampulla, so small that he could almost hide it in his hand, with its spout, yet decorated with all the perfection of a larger piece.

For some little time the whole building was a blinding crimson mass, the towers continued to spout thick columns of rockets aloft, and overhead the sky was radiant with arrowy bolts which clove their way to the zenith, paused, curved gracefully downward, then burst into brilliant fountain-sprays of richly colored sparks.

Crystal shivers poured down from the chandelier, the mantelpiece mirror was cracked into stars, plaster dust flew, spent cartridges bounced over the floor, window-panes shattered, benzene spouted from the bullet-pierced primus.

I thought Ula was crazy, spouting off a bunch of blarney, but everything she said was true.

French Marcy, or me reputation as a bloodhound goes up the bleeding spout.

Each muzzle flares a nova of constant spray, but I do not spout hot gushers of blood, because the coppers are firing over my head at the second wing of the Chinese killers, which lessens the impacts vibrating through this cement monticle and rattling my bones.

Martel knows the collapsed one could not have been a good newsie, not after spouting such garbage.

Ruiz had been, and the man who had succeeded Mackie at the Sagan dome, a young former resident named Kerry, did nothing but spout officialese and academic doubletalk.

Oriental straits of that name, whose spout was oft seen from the palmy beach of Ombay?

It is believed that the spout of the oil-can must have passed under the zygoma to the base of the skull, perforating the great wing of the spheroid bone and penetrating the centrum ovale, injuring the anterior fibers of the motor tract in the internal capsule near the genu.

He took Prew by the sleeve of his gook shirt and spouted out a stream of French that rose and fell and ran together like distant small arms fire.

Both guns were spouting fire, and he could see Raiss was on his feet, shooting back.

But the left gun kept spouting fire, and Raiss sagged across the table, spilling the soup.