verb (used without object)
to discharge, as a liquid, in a jet or continuous stream.
to issue forth with force, as liquid or other material through a narrow orifice.
Informal. to talk or speak at some length or in an oratorical manner.
a pipe, tube, or liplike projection through or by which a liquid is discharged, poured, or conveyed.
a trough or shoot for discharging or conveying grain, flour, etc.
a continuous stream of liquid, granulated substance, etc., discharged from or as if from a pipe, tube, shoot, etc.
a downpour or fall, especially of water, from a high place; waterfall.
a dumbwaiter or chute, formerly common in pawnbrokers' shops, by which articles pawned were sent to another floor for storage.
(v.) Middle English spouten;
cognate with Dutch spuiten;
akin to Old Norse spȳta
; (noun) Middle English spowt
) pipe, akin to the noun
spouter, nounspoutless, adjectivespoutlike, adjective
squirt, stream, pour. See flow
declaim, rant, harangue, speechify. 6.