Definitions of soil

  1.   make soiled filthy or dirty don't soil your clothes when you play outside
  2.   the state of being covered with unclean things
  3.   the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
  4.   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
  5.   the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state American troops were stationed on Japanese soil
  6.   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
  7.   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
  8.   Land country
  9.   Dung faeces compost manure as night soil
  10.   To enrich with soil or muck to manure
  11.   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
  12.   To make dirty or unclean on the surface to foul to dirty to defile as to soil a garment with dust
  13.   To stain or mar as with infamy or disgrace to tarnish to sully
  14.   To become soiled as light colors soil sooner than dark ones
  15.   That which soils or pollutes a soiled place spot stain
  16.   The loose surface material of the earth in which plants grow Webster 3d ed
  17.   The loose top layer of the earth's surface land dirt or stain
  18.   To make dirty stain as to soil the hands
  19.   To become stained or dirty
  20.   The ground the mould on the surface of the earth which nourishes plants country
  21.   Dirt dung foulness a spot or stain
  22.   To make dirty to stain to manure
  23.   To take a soil to tarnish
  24.   Dirt a stain or smear earth land
  25.   To make or become dirty befoul
  26.   To feed as stalled cattle with freshly cut green food
  27.   The fertile portion of the surface of the earth the ground earth land
  28.   That which soils foul matter
  29.   The ground on the surface of the earth which yields nourishment to plants land country
  30.   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
  31.   To make dirty to stain to tarnish to manure
  32.   The upper stratum of the earth mould land
  33.   Filth any foul matter upon another substance a stain dung tarnish
  34.   To defile to polute to dirty to besmear to bedaub
  35.   In agri to feed cattle with green food in the stall

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. Soil water and man – U.S. Copyright Renewals, 1968 July - December by U.S. Copyright Office
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. It takes time of course for all the soil to be washed away – The Boy With the U. S. Foresters by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  5. “ 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
  6. We would fight against that if the war came to us here on our own soil – The Valley of Vision by Henry Van Dyke
  7. 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
  8. Stepping into the imu she was quickly covered with soil – Legends of Wailuku by Charlotte Hapai
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Just look now and he pointed to the loose soil all round – Renée Mauperin by Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
  12. Perhaps that's in the soil too – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. “ 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
  16. First then as to situation and soil – Roses and Rose Growing by Rose Georgina Kingsley
  17. 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
  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. 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
  20. We are on English soil here – The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage by Charles G. D. Roberts

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