Definitions of soil

  1. To make or become dirty; befoul.
  2. To make dirty; stain; as, to soil the hands.
  3. To make dirty: to stain: to manure.
  4. To feed, as stalled cattle, with freshly cut, green food.
  5. To become stained or dirty.
  6. To take a soil: to tarnish.
  7. make soiled, filthy, or dirty; " don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"
  8. To make dirty; to stain; to tarnish; to manure.
  9. To defile; to polute; to dirty; to besmear; to bedaub.
  10. In agri., to feed cattle with green food in the stall.
  11. the state of being covered with unclean things
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Land; country.
  15. Dung; faeces; compost; manure; as, night soil.
  16. To enrich with soil or muck; to manure.
  17. 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.
  18. To make dirty or unclean on the surface; to foul; to dirty; to defile; as, to soil a garment with dust.
  19. To stain or mar, as with infamy or disgrace; to tarnish; to sully.
  20. To become soiled; as, light colors soil sooner than dark ones.
  21. That which soils or pollutes; a soiled place; spot; stain.
  22. The ground: the mould on the surface of the earth which nourishes plants: country.
  23. Dirt: dung: foulness: a spot or stain.
  24. Dirt; a stain or smear; earth; land.
  25. The fertile portion of the surface of the earth; the ground; earth; land.
  26. That which soils; foul matter.
  27. The ground on the surface of the earth which yields nourishment to plants; land; country.
  28. The upper stratum of the earth; mould; land.
  29. Filth; any foul matter upon another substance; a stain; dung; tarnish.
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