soil: Meaning and Definition of
- the portion of the earth's surface consisting of disintegrated rock and humus.
- a particular kind of earth: sandy soil.
- the ground as producing vegetation or as cultivated for its crops: fertile soil.
- a country, land, or region: an act committed on American soil.
- the ground or earth: tilling the soil.
- any place or condition providing the opportunity for growth or development: Some believe that poverty provides the soil for crime.
- to make unclean, dirty, or filthy, esp. on the surface: to soil one's clothes.
- to smirch, smudge, or stain: The ink soiled his hands.
- to sully or tarnish, as with disgrace; defile morally: to soil one's good name.
- to become soiled: White soils easily.
- the act or fact of soiling.
- the state of being soiled.
- a spot, mark, or stain.
- dirty or foul matter; filth; sewage.
- ordure; manure.
- to feed (confined cattle, horses, etc.) freshly cut green fodder for roughage.
- soil (Thesaurus)
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