Pronunciation: spout
v. t.1.To throw out forcibly and abundantly, as liquids through an orifice or a pipe; to eject in a jet; as, an elephant spouts water from his trunk.
[imp. & p. p. Spouted; p. pr. & vb. n. Spouting.]
2.To utter magniloquently; to recite in an oratorical or pompous manner.
Pray, spout some French, son.
- Beau. & Fl.
3.To pawn; to pledge; as, to spout a watch.
v. i.1.To issue with violence, or in a jet, as a liquid through a narrow orifice, or from a spout; as, water spouts from a hole; blood spouts from an artery.
2.To eject water or liquid in a jet.
3.To utter a speech, especially in a pompous manner.
n.1.That through which anything spouts; a discharging lip, pipe, or orifice; a tube, pipe, or conductor of any kind through which a liquid is poured, or by which it is conveyed in a stream from one place to another; as, the spout of a teapot; a spout for conducting water from the roof of a building.
In whales . . . an ejection thereof [water] is contrived by a fistula, or spout, at the head.
- Sir T. Browne.
2.A trough for conducting grain, flour, etc., into a receptacle.
3.A discharge or jet of water or other liquid, esp. when rising in a column; also, a waterspout.
To put up the spout
to pawn or pledge at a pawnbroker's; - in allusion to the spout up which the pawnbroker sent the ticketed articles.
Noun1.spout - an opening that allows the passage of liquids or grain
Verb1.spout - gush forth in a sudden stream or jet; "water gushed forth"
Synonyms: gush, spirt, spurt
2.spout - talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
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