Definition of Soil

1. Noun. The state of being covered with unclean things.

Exact synonyms: Dirt, Filth, Grease, Grime, Grunge, Stain
Generic synonyms: Dirtiness, Uncleanness
Derivative terms: Dirty, Dirty, Filthy, Grease, Grime, Grimy, Grungy, Stain

2. Verb. Make soiled, filthy, or dirty. "Don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"
Exact synonyms: Begrime, Bemire, Colly, Dirty, Grime
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Foul, Contaminate, Foul, Pollute, Smear, Slime, Muddy, Muddy Up, Splash, Mire, Muck, Muck Up, Mud, Crock, Blemish, Spot
Antonyms: Clean
Derivative terms: Dirtying, Grime, Soiling, Soilure

3. Noun. The part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock.

4. Noun. Material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use). "Good agricultural soil"

5. Noun. The geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state. "American troops were stationed on Japanese soil"

Definition of Soil

1. v. t. 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.

2. n. 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.

3. v. t. To enrich with soil or muck; to manure.

4. n. 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.

5. v. t. To make dirty or unclean on the surface; to foul; to dirty; to defile; as, to soil a garment with dust.

6. v. i. To become soiled; as, light colors soil sooner than dark ones.

7. n. That which soils or pollutes; a soiled place; spot; stain.

Definition of Soil

1. Noun. A mixture of sand and organic material, used to support plant growth. ¹

2. Noun. The unconsolidated mineral or organic material on the immediate surface of the earth that serves as a natural medium for the growth of land plants. ¹

3. Noun. The unconsolidated mineral or organic matter on the surface of the earth that has been subjected to and shows effects of genetic and environmental factors of: climate (including water and temperature effects), and macro- and microorganisms, conditioned by relief, acting on parent material over a period of time. A product-soil differs from the material from which it is derived in many physical, chemical, biological, and morphological properties and characteristics. ¹

4. Noun. Country or territory. ¹

5. Verb. To make dirty. ¹

6. Verb. (reflexive) To dirty one's clothing by accidentally defecating while clothed. ¹

7. Verb. To make invalid, to ruin. ¹

8. Noun. (uncountable euphemistic) Faeces or urine etc. when found on clothes. ¹

9. Noun. (countable medicine) A bag containing soiled items. ¹

10. Noun. A wet or marshy place in which a boar or other such game seeks refuge when hunted. ¹

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Definition of Soil

1. to make dirty [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: dirty

Medical Definition of Soil

1. Unconsolidated material on the earth's surface that supports or is capable of supporting plants out-of-doors. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soil

soil bank
soil biochemistry
soil chemistry
soil conservation
soil erosion
soil genesis
soil horizon
soil hue
soil management
soil matrix
soil mechanics
soil mechanics and engineering
soil microbiology

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