soil

soil
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[[t]sɔɪl[/t]]
n.
1) the portion of the earth's surface consisting of disintegrated rock and humus
2) the ground or earth:
tilling the soil[/ex]
3) a particular kind of earth:
sandy soil[/ex]
4) a country, land, or region
5) any environment nurturing growth or development
Etymology: 1300–50; ME soile < AF soyl < L solium seat, confused with solum ground II
soil
[[t]sɔɪl[/t]] v. t.
1) to make dirty or filthy
2) to smudge or stain
3) to sully or tarnish, as with disgrace
4) to become soiled
5) the act or fact of soiling
6) the state of being soiled
7) a spot or stain
8) foul matter; filth; sewage
9) ordure; manure
Etymology: 1175–1225; ME soilen (v.) < OF souiller, soillier to dirty, (of a pig) to wallow, appar. der. of souil pigsty, abysm, of uncert. orig. III
soil
[[t]sɔɪl[/t]] v. t.
ahb. to feed (confined cattle, horses, etc.) freshly cut green fodder for roughage
Etymology: 1595–1605; orig. uncert.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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