Synonyms of soil


1. dirt, filth, grime, soil, stain, grease, grunge, dirtiness, uncleanness

usage: the state of being covered with unclean things

2. soil, dirt, earth, ground

usage: the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock

3. land, ground, soil, object, physical object

usage: material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil"

4. territory, soil, geographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic region

usage: the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state; "American troops were stationed on Japanese soil"


1. dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire, change, alter, modify

usage: make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"

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Definition and meaning of soil (Dictionary)