English dictionary



Hint: In most browsers you can lookup any word by double click it.

English noun: soil

1. soil (state) the state of being covered with unclean things


Synonymsdirt, filth, grease, grime, grunge, stain


Broader (hypernym)dirtiness, uncleanness

2. soil (substance) the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock


Synonymsdirt


Broader (hypernym)earth, ground


Narrower (hyponym)alluvial soil, bog soil, bole, boulder clay, caliche, clay, clay, clunch, desert soil, desertic soil, fuller's earth, gilgai soil, gumbo, gumbo soil, hardpan, humus, Indian red, indurated clay, laterite, loam, loess, marl, mold, mould, mud, podsol, podsol soil, podsolic soil, podzol, podzol soil, prairie soil, regosol, residual clay, residual soil, sand, sedimentary clay, silt, subsoil, surface soil, till, topsoil, tundra soil, undersoil, wiesenboden

3. soil (object) material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)


SamplesThe land had never been plowed.
Good agricultural soil.


Synonymsground, land


Broader (hypernym)object, physical object


Narrower (hyponym)badlands, bottom, bottomland, coastland, cultivated land, farmland, greensward, overburden, permafrost, ploughland, plowland, polder, rangeland, scablands, sod, sward, tillage, tilled land, tilth, turf, wetland

4. soil (location) the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state


SamplesAmerican troops were stationed on Japanese soil.


Synonymsterritory


Broader (hypernym)geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region


English verb: soil

1. soil (contact) make soiled, filthy, or dirty


SamplesDon't soil your clothes when you play outside!.


Synonymsbegrime, bemire, colly, dirty, grime


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)blemish, contaminate, crock, foul, foul, mire, muck, muck up, mud, muddy, muddy up, pollute, slime, smear, splash, spot


Antonymsclean, make clean









Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2017 onlineordbog.dk