spoon: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (spn), [key]
- a utensil for use in eating, stirring, measuring, ladling, etc., consisting of a small, shallow bowl with a handle.
- any of various implements, objects, or parts resembling or suggesting this.
- a spoonful.
- Also calleda lure used in casting or trolling for fish, consisting of a bright spoon-shaped piece of metal or the like, swiveled above one or more fishhooks, and revolving as it is drawn through the water.
- Also calleda club with a wooden head whose face has a greater slope than the brassie or driver, for hitting long, high drives from the fairway.
- a curved piece projecting from the top of a torpedo tube to guide the torpedo horizontally and prevent it from striking the side of the ship from which it was fired.
- born into a wealthy family; having an inherited fortune: She was born with a silver spoon in her mouth and never worked a day in her life.
- to eat with, take up, or transfer in or as in a spoon.
- to hollow out or shape like a spoon.
- to push or shove (a ball) with a lifting motion instead of striking it soundly, as in croquet or golf.
- to hit (a ball) up in the air, as in cricket.
- to show affection or love toward by kissing and caressing, esp. in an openly sentimental manner.
- to show affection or love by kissing and caressing, esp. in an openly sentimental manner.
- to spoon a ball.
- to fish with a spoon.
- spoon (Thesaurus)