spout: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (spout), [key]
- to emit or discharge forcibly (a liquid, granulated substance, etc.) in a stream or jet.
- to state or declaim volubly or in an oratorical manner: He spouted his theories on foreign policy for the better part of the night.
- to discharge, as a liquid, in a jet or continuous stream.
- to issue forth with force, as liquid or other material through a narrow orifice.
- to talk or speak at some length or in an oratorical manner.
- a pipe, tube, or liplike projection through or by which a liquid is discharged, poured, or conveyed.
- a trough or shoot for discharging or conveying grain, flour, etc.
- a waterspout.
- a continuous stream of liquid, granulated substance, etc., discharged from or as if from a pipe, tube, shoot, etc.
- a spring of water.
- a downpour or fall, esp. of water, from a high place; waterfall.
- a dumbwaiter or chute, formerly common in pawnbrokers' shops, by which articles pawned were sent to another floor for storage.
- His financial affairs are up the spout.
- in a desperate situation; beyond help:His financial affairs are up the spout.
- spout (Thesaurus)