- a tube or lip projecting from a container, through which liquid can be poured；a stream of liquid issuing from somewhere with great force
- send out (liquid) forcibly in a stream；(of a liquid) flow out forcibly in a stream
verb: spout, 3rd person present: spouts, gerund or present participle: spouting, past tense: spouted, past participle: spouted
noun: spout, plural noun: spouts
- 1. a tube or lip projecting from a container, through which liquid can be poured a teapot with a chipped spout
- 2. a stream of liquid issuing from somewhere with great force the tall spouts of geysers
- ▪ the plume of water vapour ejected from the blowhole of a whale the spout of an occasional whale
- 3. a pipe or trough through which water may be carried away or from which it can flow out.
- ▪ a sloping trough for conveying grain, coal, etc. to a lower level; a chute.
- ▪ historical a lift in a pawnshop used to convey pawned items up for storage.
- 1. send out (liquid) forcibly in a stream volcanoes spouted ash and lava
- ▪ (of a liquid) flow out forcibly in a stream blood was spouting from the cuts on my hand 同義詞
- ▪ (of a whale or dolphin) eject (water vapour and air) through its blowhole.
- 2. express (one's views or ideas) in a lengthy, declamatory, and unreflecting way he was spouting platitudes about our furry friends 同義詞