Pronunciation: soil
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Soiled (soild); p. pr. & vb. n. Soiling.]
n.1.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.
2.Land; country.
3.Dung; fæces; compost; manure; as, night soil.
Soil pipe
a pipe or drain for carrying off night soil.
v. t.1.To enrich with soil or muck; to manure.
n.1.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.
To take soil
to run into the mire or water; hence, to take refuge or shelter.
v. t.1.To make dirty or unclean on the surface; to foul; to dirty; to defile; as, to soil a garment with dust.
2.To stain or mar, as with infamy or disgrace; to tarnish; to sully.
v. i.1.To become soiled; as, light colors soil sooner than dark ones.
n.1.That which soils or pollutes; a soiled place; spot; stain.
A lady's honor . . . will not bear a soil.
- Dryden.
Noun1.soil - the state of being covered with unclean things
2.soil - the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
Synonyms: dirt
3.soil - 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"
Synonyms: land, ground
4.soil - the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state; "American troops were stationed on Japanese soil"
Synonyms: territory
Verb1.soil - make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"

SOIL. The superficies of the earth on which buildings are erected, or may be erected.
     2. The soil is the principal, and the building, when erected, is the accessory. Vide Dig. 6, 1, 49.

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