- fitted with a spout: a spouted pitcher.
Origin of spouted
- to emit or discharge forcibly (a liquid, granulated substance, etc.) in a stream or jet.
- Informal. to state or declaim volubly or in an oratorical manner: He spouted his theories on foreign policy for the better part of the night.
- 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 waterspout.
- a continuous stream of liquid, granulated substance, etc., discharged from or as if from a pipe, tube, shoot, etc.
- a spring of water.
- 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.
- British Slang. pawnshop.
- up the spout, British Slang.
- in a desperate situation; beyond help: His financial affairs are up the spout.
Origin of spout
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Examples from the Web for spouted
Upstairs in the galleries, Jim Costanzo spouted lefty politics between tunes on his baritone bugle.Pawel Althamer Creates Art That’s by the People, for the People at the New Museum
February 17, 2014
But in the same interview, he spouted the same old sexist line against female priests.What About Women, Pope Francis?
Janine di Giovanni
August 1, 2013
Such despicable nonsense is spouted for one reason: to dehumanize Palestinians.What Evangelicals Get Wrong About Israel and the Palestinians
November 23, 2012
As a TV gal who has reported and anchored and spouted opinions from news sets across the country, Google Hangout felt pretty real.Why Google Hangouts Are Hot: Television’s Next Frontier
August 29, 2012
It was guarded by a dragon who spouted water which dispersed in a fine mist.The Chinese Fairy Book
It spouted a flash of bluish flame, and then another and another.Morale
Adam opened his mouth to squall and it spouted meal like a whale.Gov. Bob. Taylor's Tales
Robert L. Taylor
Then the mud, the lava, the volcanic stones, all spouted forth in a torrent.In Search of the Castaways
I call ye assassins of as good a fellow as ever spouted up his ghost.Moby Dick; or The Whale
- to discharge (a liquid) in a continuous jet or in spurts, esp through a narrow gap or under pressure, or (of a liquid) to gush thus
- (of a whale, etc) to discharge air through the blowhole, so that it forms a spray at the surface of the water
- informal to utter (a stream of words) on a subject, often at length
- a tube, pipe, chute, etc, allowing the passage or pouring of liquids, grain, etc
- a continuous stream or jet of liquid
- short for waterspout
- up the spout slang
- ruined or lostany hope of rescue is right up the spout
Word Origin and History for spouted
early 14c., related to Middle Dutch spoiten "to spout," North Frisian spütji "spout, squirt," Swedish sputa "to spout," and probably Middle Dutch spuwen "to spit" (see spew). Meaning "to talk, declaim" is recorded from 1610s.
late 14c., from spout (v.). It was the slang term for the lift in a pawnbroker's shop, up which articles were taken for storage, hence figurative phrase up the spout "lost, hopeless, gone beyond recall" (1812).