Spit

Definition of Spit

n.1.A long, slender, pointed rod, usually of iron, for holding meat while roasting.
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.
3.The depth to which a spade goes in digging; a spade; a spadeful.
v. t.1.To thrust a spit through; to fix upon a spit; hence, to thrust through or impale; as, to spit a loin of veal.
[imp. & p. p. Spitted; p. pr. & vb. n. Spitting.]
2.To spade; to dig.
v. i.1.To attend to a spit; to use a spit.
She's spitting in the kitchen.
- Old Play.
v. t.1.To eject from the mouth; to throw out, as saliva or other matter, from the mouth.
[imp. & p. p. Spit (Spat, archaic); p. pr. & vb. n. Spitting.]
2.To eject; to throw out; to belch.
n.1.The secretion formed by the glands of the mouth; spitle; saliva; sputum.
v. i.1.To throw out saliva from the mouth.
2.To rain or snow slightly, or with sprinkles.
It had been spitting with rain.
- Dickens.
To spit on
to insult grossly; to treat with contempt.
- South.

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