Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

Better words for love

spill over

verb
1.
(intransitive, adverb) to overflow or be forced out of an area, container, etc
noun
2.
(mainly US & Canadian) the act of spilling over
3.
(mainly US & Canadian) the excess part of something
4.
(economics) any indirect effect of public expenditure
5.
(astronomy) the part of the noise associated with a radio telescope using a dish antenna caused by pick-up by a secondary antenna from directions that do not intercept the dish
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for spill over
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • The finer part forms an inner cylindrical stratum, but is allowed to spill over the edge of the rim.

  • Will it burst and spill over or will it only noisily release its steam is anybody's guess.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
  • I know he is economical and would die rather than spill over.

    The Carter Girls Nell Speed
  • He wanted to cry out to Carl now, spill over his dreadful thoughts.

    Martyr Alan Edward Nourse
  • And then with his head twisted he saw a red stream of ants pour out of the mound and spill over his quivering flesh.

    The Rainbow Trail Zane Grey
  • First came fear – that Russia will collapse, that the Balkans will spill over, that Bosnia will disintegrate.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin

Word of the Day

Word Value for spill

7
10
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for spill over