spit


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Spit \Spit\, n. [OE. spite, AS. spitu; akin to D. spit, G.
   spiess, OHG. spiz, Dan. spid. Sw. spett, and to G. spitz
   pointed. [root]170.]
   1. A long, slender, pointed rod, usually of iron, for holding
      meat while roasting.
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   2. A small point of land running into the sea, or a long,
      narrow shoal extending from the shore into the sea; as, a
      spit of sand. --Cook.
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   3. The depth to which a spade goes in digging; a spade; a
      spadeful. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Spit \Spit\, n.
   The secretion formed by the glands of the mouth; spitle;
   saliva; sputum.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Spit \Spit\, v. i.
   1. To throw out saliva from the mouth.
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   2. To rain or snow slightly, or with sprinkles.
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            It had been spitting with rain.       --Dickens.
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   To spit on or To spit upon, to insult grossly; to treat
      with contempt. "Spitting upon all antiquity." --South.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Spit \Spit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spitted; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Spitting.] [From Spit, n.; cf. Speet.]
   1. To thrust a spit through; to fix upon a spit; hence, to
      thrust through or impale; as, to spit a loin of veal.
      "Infants spitted upon pikes." --Shak.
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   2. To spade; to dig. [Prov. Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Spit \Spit\, v. i.
   To attend to a spit; to use a spit. [Obs.]
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         She's spitting in the kitchen.           --Old Play.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Spit \Spit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spit (Spat, archaic); p.
   pr. & vb. n. Spitting.] [AS. spittan; akin to G.
   sp["u]tzen, Dan. spytte, Sw. spotta,Icel. sp?ta, and prob. E.
   spew. The past tense spat is due to AS. sp?tte, from sp?tan
   to spit. Cf. Spat, n., Spew, Spawl, Spot, n.]
   1. To eject from the mouth; to throw out, as saliva or other
      matter, from the mouth. "Thus spit I out my venom."
      --Chaucer.
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   2. To eject; to throw out; to belch.
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   Note: Spitted was sometimes used as the preterit and the past
         participle. "He . . . shall be mocked, and spitefully
         entreated, and spitted on." --Luke xviii. 32.
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