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SPOON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does spoon mean? 

SPOON (noun)
  The noun SPOON has 3 senses:

1. a piece of cutlery with a shallow bowl-shaped container and a handle; used to stir or serve or take up food
2. as much as a spoon will hold
3. formerly a golfing wood with an elevated face

  Familiarity information: SPOON used as a noun is uncommon.


SPOON (verb)
  The verb SPOON has 2 senses:

1. scoop up or take up with a spoon
2. snuggle and lie in a position where one person faces the back of the others

  Familiarity information: SPOON used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPOON (noun)


Sense 1spoon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A piece of cutlery with a shallow bowl-shaped container and a handle; used to stir or serve or take up food

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("spoon" is a kind of...):

container (any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another))

cutlery; eating utensil (tableware implements for cutting and eating food)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "spoon"):

dessert spoon (a spoon larger than a teaspoon and smaller than a tablespoon)

runcible spoon (a fork-like spoon with a cutting edge; coined by Edward Lear)

soup spoon; soupspoon (a spoon with a rounded bowl for eating soup)

sugar shell; sugar spoon (a spoon for serving sugar; often made in the shape of a seashell)

tablespoon (a spoon larger than a dessert spoon; used for serving)

tea maker (a covered spoon with perforations)

teaspoon (a small spoon used for stirring tea or coffee; holds about one fluid dram)

wooden spoon (a spoon made of wood)


Sense 2spoon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

As much as a spoon will hold

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

spoonful; spoon

Context example:

he added two spoons of sugar

Hypernyms ("spoon" is a kind of...):

containerful (the quantity that a container will hold)


Sense 3spoon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Formerly a golfing wood with an elevated face

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("spoon" is a kind of...):

wood (a golf club with a long shaft used to hit long shots; originally made with a wooden head)


SPOON (verb)


Sense 1spoon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Scoop up or take up with a spoon

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

spoon the sauce over the roast

Hypernyms (to "spoon" is one way to...):

remove; take; take away; withdraw (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract)

"Spoon" entails doing...:

immerse; plunge (thrust or throw into)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP

Sentence example:

The women spoon water into the bowl


Sense 2spoon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Snuggle and lie in a position where one person faces the back of the others

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

smooch; snog; spoon

Hypernyms (to "spoon" is one way to...):

make out; neck (kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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