Definitions of spill

  1. To waste; to be shed; to be suffered to fall, be lost, or wasted.
  2. To cause or permit to run over or fall out of a vessel; to cause to be scattered, wasted, lost, etc., through such action; to cause to pour forth, as blood.
  3. To allow to run out of a vessel: to shed: to waste.
  4. To run over, fall out, be scattered, etc.
  5. To be shed: to be allowed to fall, be lost, or wasted:- pa. t. and pa. p. spilled, spilt.
  6. To be shed or wasted.
  7. cause or allow ( a solid substance) to flow or run out or over; " spill the beans all over the table"
  8. pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities; " shed tears"; " spill blood"; " God shed His grace on Thee"
  9. To run out; be wasted.
  10. To suffer to run out of a vessel; to suffer to be shed; to shed; to throw away.
  11. To suffer a liquid to run over, or to fall out of a vessel; to shed; to be lost or wasted; to waste; to injure.
  12. Spilling.
  13. the act of allowing a fluid to escape
  14. liquid that is spilled; " clean up the spills"
  15. reveal information; " If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!"; " The former employee spilled all the details"
  16. A bit of wood split off; a splinter.
  17. A slender piece of anything.
  18. A peg or pin for plugging a hole, as in a cask; a spile.
  19. A metallic rod or pin.
  20. A small roll of paper, or slip of wood, used as a lamplighter, etc.
  21. One of the thick laths or poles driven horizontally ahead of the main timbering in advancing a level in loose ground.
  22. A little sum of money.
  23. To cover or decorate with slender pieces of wood, metal, ivory, etc.; to inlay.
  24. To destroy; to kill; to put an end to.
  25. To mar; to injure; to deface; hence, to destroy by misuse; to waste.
  26. To suffer to fall or run out of a vessel; to lose, or suffer to be scattered; -- applied to fluids and to substances whose particles are small and loose; as, to spill water from a pail; to spill quicksilver from a vessel; to spill powder from a paper; to spill sand or flour.
  27. To cause to flow out and be lost or wasted; to shed, or suffer to be shed, as in battle or in manslaughter; as, a man spills another's blood, or his own blood.
  28. To relieve a sail from the pressure of the wind, so that it can be more easily reefed or furled, or to lessen the strain.
  29. To be shed; to run over; to fall out, and be lost or wasted.
  30. A slender piece of anything, as a wooden pin, a small metal rod, etc.; a thin strip of paper or wood used for lighting a lamp, etc.; the act or state of overflowing, scattering, falling out, or running over; that which has overflowed or scattered, etc.
  31. A splinter; twist of paper for lighting a lamp.
  32. Spilled, split.
  33. A small peg, used to stop a hole; a stake driven into the ground to protect a bank.
  34. The vent- peg of a cask.
  35. A splinter; a chip; a small bar or pin of iron pointed; a small roll of paper, or thin slip of wood, for lighting a lamp.
  36. Spilled, spilt.