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English Dictionary: spit by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
spit
n
  1. a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea [syn: spit, tongue]
  2. a clear liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth; moistens the mouth and starts the digestion of starches
    Synonym(s): saliva, spit, spittle
  3. a skewer for holding meat over a fire
  4. the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)
    Synonym(s): spit, spitting, expectoration
v
  1. expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth; "The father of the victim spat at the alleged murderer"
    Synonym(s): spit, ptyalize, ptyalise, spew, spue
  2. utter with anger or contempt
    Synonym(s): spit, spit out
  3. rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick"
    Synonym(s): sprinkle, spit, spatter, patter, pitter- patter
  4. drive a skewer through; "skewer the meat for the BBQ"
    Synonym(s): skewer, spit
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Spit \Spit\, v. i.
      To attend to a spit; to use a spit. [Obs.]
  
               She's spitting in the kitchen.               --Old Play.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Spit \Spit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spit} ({Spat}, archaic); p.
      pr. & vb. n. {Spitting}.] [AS. spittan; akin to G.
      sp[81]tzen, Dan. spytte, Sw. spotta,Icel. sp[?]ta, and prob.
      E. spew. The past tense spat is due to AS. sp[?]tte, from
      sp[?]tan to spit. Cf. {Spat}, n., {Spew}, {Spawl}, {Spot},
      n.]
      1. To eject from the mouth; to throw out, as saliva or other
            matter, from the mouth. [bd]Thus spit I out my venom.[b8]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Spit \Spit\, n. [OE. spite, AS. spitu; akin to D. spit, G.
      spiess, OHG. spiz, Dan. spid. Sw. spett, and to G. spitz
      pointed. [root]170.]
      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. --Cook.
  
      3. The depth to which a spade goes in digging; a spade; a
            spadeful. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Spit \Spit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spitted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Spitting}.] [From {Spit}, n.; cf. {Speet}.]
      1. To thrust a spit through; to fix upon a spit; hence, to
            thrust through or impale; as, to spit a loin of veal.
            [bd]Infants spitted upon pikes.[b8] --Shak.
  
      2. To spade; to dig. [Prov. Eng.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Spit \Spit\, n.
      The secretion formed by the glands of the mouth; spitle;
      saliva; sputum.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Spit \Spit\, 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} [or] {upon}, to insult grossly; to treat with
            contempt. [bd]Spitting upon all antiquity.[b8] --South.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   SPIT
  
      Language for IBM 650.   (See IT).
  
  
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