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Definitions of soil

  1.   The upper stratum of the earth; the mold, or that compound substance which furnishes nutriment to plants, or which is particularly adapted to support and nourish them.
  2.   Dirt; a stain or smear; earth; land.
  3.   To enrich with soil or muck; to manure.
  4.   In agri., to feed cattle with green food in the stall.
  5.   The fertile portion of the surface of the earth; the ground; earth; land.
  6.   To defile; to polute; to dirty; to besmear; to bedaub.
  7.   Land; country.
  8.   make soiled, filthy, or dirty; " don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"
  9.   To become soiled; as, light colors soil sooner than dark ones.
  10.   To make dirty; stain; as, to soil the hands.
  11.   The ground: the mould on the surface of the earth which nourishes plants: country.
  12.   To take a soil: to tarnish.
  13.   To feed, as cattle or horses, in the barn or an inclosure, with fresh grass or green food cut for them, instead of sending them out to pasture; hence ( such food having the effect of purging them), to purge by feeding on green food; as, to soil a horse.
  14.   A marshy or miry place to which a hunted boar resorts for refuge; hence, a wet place, stream, or tract of water, sought for by other game, as deer.
  15.   To make or become dirty; befoul.
  16.   That which soils or pollutes; a soiled place; spot; stain.
  17.   The loose top layer of the earth's surface; land; dirt or stain.
  18.   The ground on the surface of the earth which yields nourishment to plants; land; country.
  19.   material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow ( especially with reference to its quality or use); " the land had never been plowed"; " good agricultural soil"
  20.   The loose surface material of the earth in which plants grow. ( Webster, 3d ed)
  21.   Filth; any foul matter upon another substance; a stain; dung; tarnish.
  22.   To make dirty: to stain: to manure.
  23.   To feed, as stalled cattle, with freshly cut, green food.
  24.   the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state; " American troops were stationed on Japanese soil"
  25.   To make dirty; to stain; to tarnish; to manure.
  26.   the state of being covered with unclean things
  27.   To make dirty or unclean on the surface; to foul; to dirty; to defile; as, to soil a garment with dust.
  28.   Dirt; dung; foulness; stain; tarnish. To soil cattle, to feed them with grass mowed for them, instead of pasturing them. To soil a horse, to purge him by feeding him upon fresh grass. To take soil, to run into water when pursued, as a deer.
  29.   The upper stratum of the earth; mould; land.
  30.   That which soils; foul matter.
  31.   the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
  32.   To become stained or dirty.
  33.   To stain or mar, as with infamy or disgrace; to tarnish; to sully.
  34.   Dirt: dung: foulness: a spot or stain.
  35.   Dung; faeces; compost; manure; as, night soil.

Quotes of soil

  1. Myths can't be translated as they did in their ancient soil We can only find our own meaning in our own time. – Margaret Atwood
  2. You will die but the carbon will not; its career does not end with you. It will return to the soil and there a plant may take it up again in time, sending it once more on a cycle of plant and animal life. – Jacob Bronowski
  3. A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often- just to save it from drying out completely. – Pam Brown
  4. No American soldier should be allowed to set foot on Iranian soil regardless of the criticism we have of the Iranian government. – Shirin Ebadi
  5. The Lord grant we may all be tillers of the soil – Nikolai Gogol
  6. Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity. – Vaclav Havel
  7. Unfortunately, the current format for this lottery program are subject to fraud and abuse and leave our nation exposed to those who may seek to do harm on American soil – William L. Jenkins
  8. There's some new evidence that has just come out about the CIA planning terrorist attacks on U. S. soil in the '60s and how they were going to set up Castro for it in order to get America behind a war in Cuba. – Aaron McGruder
  9. Standing on soil feels so much different than standing on city pavement; it lets you look inward and reflect and see who you really are, while you see a beautiful, unspoiled land as far as the eye can see. It allows your inner life to grow. – Ricardo Montalban
  10. Humanity is the rich effluvium, it is the waste and the manure and the soil and from it grows the tree of the arts. – Ezra Pound
  11. The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  12. The white spruce forest along the banks is most inspiring, magnificent here. Down the terraced slopes and right to the water's edge on the alluvial soil it stands in ranks. – Ernest Thompson Seton
  13. At an unprecedented time with the worst attack ever on our soil our President displayed extraordinary determination, leadership and resolve when history was thrust upon him and the United States. – Olympia Snowe
  14. The art music of the West has developed through out its history by means of individual geniuses, and out of the soil supporting them; non -Western musicians were born, and grew like the grasses of the field. – Toru Takemitsu
  15. All over the land are vast and handsome pastures, with good grass for cattle, and it strikes me the soil would be very fertile were the country inhabited and improved by reasonable people. – Alvar N. C. de Vaca

Usage examples for soil

  1. It has always been one of my most cherished purposes to interest people in the cultivation of the soil and rural life. ” – Taken Alive by E. P. Roe
  2. “ " They defend their own soil replied the Earl simply: " had not we done the same?" ” – Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. Aye, Lady, but it is not my native soil and for the rest we go where Fate leads us. ” – The Virgin of the Sun by H. R. Haggard
  4. Personally, she told him, I believe that it is just the call of England to a man who lived very near the soil her heart. ” – The Wicked Marquis by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  5. Perhaps that's in the soil too! ” – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  6. Stepping into the imu she was quickly covered with soil – Legends of Wailuku by Charlotte Hapai
  7. He went, and came back with a long, stiff little birch, that, growing recklessly in the thin soil over a rock, had been willing to yield to the persuasion of a child and come up by the roots. ” – Aladdin O'Brien by Gouverneur Morris
  8. The work of man's hands should be so in harmony with the place where it stands that it must look as if it had grown out of the soil – The Seaboard Parish, Complete by George MacDonald
  9. It takes time, of course, for all the soil to be washed away. ” – The Boy With the U. S. Foresters by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  10. Just look now," and he pointed to the loose soil all round. ” – Renée Mauperin by Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
  11. “ Maxwell did not appear inclined to answer questions, and, dismissing the subject, they proceeded to make the most of their last few hours upon what he termed Christian soil – The League of the Leopard by Harold Bindloss
  12. It was clear that there was not room enough on the Netherland soil for the Earl of Leicester and the brothers Norris. ” – History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  13. We would fight against that, if the war came to us here on our own soil – The Valley of Vision by Henry Van Dyke
  14. “ I wish to make just one last simple remark that I would care to soil myself with in your respects, Mister Herbert Illingsworth Atwater and Mister Henry Rooter! ” – Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington
  15. This was what remained to his State, the excellent cultivated soil from which the new life was to blossom. ” – Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag
  16. Soil water and man. ” – U.S. Copyright Renewals, 1968 July - December by U.S. Copyright Office
  17. We are on English soil here. ” – The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage by Charles G. D. Roberts
  18. In the midst of the soil thus obtained a tree was growing which now had shot up at least twenty feet above the top of the great rock. ” – The Go Ahead Boys and Simon's Mine by Ross Kay
  19. First, then, as to situation and soil – Roses and Rose Growing by Rose Georgina Kingsley
  20. “ " I'm not going to choke you to death, I wouldn't soil my hands on you," said the manager with a scornful laugh. ” – Jimmy Kirkland and the Plot for a Pennant by Hugh S. Fullerton

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