Definition of Spoon in English :

Define Spoon in English

Spoon meaning in English

Meaning of Spoon in English

Pronunciation of Spoon in English

Spoon pronunciation in English

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1. spoon

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

2. spoon, spoonful

as much as a spoon will hold

Example Sentences:
'he added two spoons of sugar'

3. spoon

formerly a golfing wood with an elevated face


4. spoon

scoop up or take up with a spoon

Example Sentences:
'spoon the sauce over the roast'

5. smooch, spoon

snuggle and lie in a position where one person faces the back of the others

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of spoon
a metal, wooden, or plastic utensil having a shallow concave part, usually elliptical in shape, attached to a handle, used in eating or serving food, stirring, etc
2. Also called: spoonbait
an angling lure for spinning or trolling, consisting of a bright piece of metal which swivels on a trace to which are attached a hook or hooks
3. golf
a former name for a No. 3 wood
4. informal, derogatory
a foolish person
5.  wooden spoon
6. rowing
a type of oar blade that is curved at the edges and tip to gain a firm grip on the water
Compare spade1 (sense 4)
7.  be born with a silver spoon in one's mouth
8. (transitive)
to scoop up or transfer (food, liquid, etc) from one container to another with or as if with a spoon
9. (intransitive) slang, old-fashioned
to kiss and cuddle
to hollow out (a cavity or spoon-shaped bowl) (in something)
11. sport
to hit (a ball) with a weak lifting motion, as in golf, cricket, etc

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see synonyms of spoon
a utensil consisting of a small, shallow, usually oval-shaped bowl and a handle, used for picking up or stirring food, etc. as in eating or cooking
something shaped like a spoon; specif., a shiny, curved fishing lure, usually made of metal, set above a hook or hooks so as to wobble when drawn through the water
3.  Golf; Obsolete
number 3 wood: see wood1
verb transitive
to take up with or as with a spoon and, usually, move from one place to another
to push, lift, or hit (a ball) with a scooping motion instead of a direct blow
verb intransitive
to spoon or scoop a ball, etc.
7.  Informal, Obsolete
to embrace, kiss, and caress, as lovers do

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of spoon
1. A utensil consisting of a small, shallow bowl on a handle, used in preparing, serving, or eating food.
2. Something similar to this utensil or its bowl, as:
a. A shiny, curved, metallic fishing lure.
b. A paddle or an oar with a curved blade.
3. Sports A three wood golf club.
v. spooned, spoon·ing, spoons
1. To lift, scoop up, or carry with or as if with a spoon.
2. Sports & Games To shove or scoop (a ball) into the air.
3. Informal To lie down behind and against (another person) so that both bodies face the same direction with the knees drawn up slightly like nested spoons.
1. To fish with a spoon lure.
2. Sports & Games To give a ball an upward scoop.
3. Informal To lie down with another person so that both bodies face the same direction with the knees drawn up slightly like spoons nested in each other.
4. Informal To engage in amorous behavior, such as kissing or caressing.

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