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spoon

7 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Spoon \Spoon\ (sp[=oo]n), verb (used without an object) (Naut.) See {Spoom}. [Obs.]

We might have spooned before the wind as well as they. --Pepys.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Spoon \Spoon\, noun [OE. spon, AS. sp[=o]n, a chip; akin to D. spaan, G. span, Dan. spaan, Sw. sp[*a]n, Icel. sp['a]nn, sp['o]nn, a chip, a spoon. [root]170. Cf. {Span-new}.]

1. An implement consisting of a small bowl (usually a shallow oval) with a handle, used especially in preparing or eating food.

"Therefore behoveth him a full long spoon That shall eat with a fiend," thus heard I say. --Chaucer.

He must have a long spoon that must eat with the devil. --Shak.

2. Anything which resembles a spoon in shape; esp. (Fishing), a spoon bait.

3. Fig.: A simpleton; a spooney. [Slang] --Hood.

4. (Golf) A wooden club with a lofted face. --Encyc. of Sport. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Spoon bait} (Fishing), a lure used in trolling, consisting of a glistening metallic plate shaped like the bowl of a spoon with a fishhook attached.

{Spoon bit}, a bit for boring, hollowed or furrowed along one side.

{Spoon net}, a net for landing fish.

{Spoon oar}. See under {Oar}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Spoom \Spoom\ (sp[=oo]m), verb (used without an object) [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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Spoon \Spoon\, verb (used with an object)

1. To take up in, or as in, a spoon.

2. (Fishing) To catch by fishing with a spoon bait.

He had with him all the tackle necessary for spooning pike. --Mrs. Humphry Ward. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. In croquet, golf, etc., to push or shove (a ball) with a lifting motion, instead of striking with an audible knock. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Spoon \Spoon\, verb (used without an object) To act with demonstrative or foolish fondness, as one in love. [Colloq.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Spoon \Spoon\, verb (used without an object)

1. To fish with a spoon bait. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. In croquet, golf, etc., to spoon a ball. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

spoon

noun

1: 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: {spoon}, {spoonful}]

3: formerly a golfing wood with an elevated face

verb

1: scoop up or take up with a spoon; "spoon the sauce over the roast"

2: snuggle and lie in a position where one person faces the back of the others [syn: {smooch}, {spoon}]

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