spouting

[ spou-ting ]
/ ˈspaʊ tɪŋ /

noun Midland U.S.

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Origin of spouting

First recorded in 1870–75; spout + -ing1

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Definition for spouting (2 of 2)

spout
[ spout ]
/ spaʊt /

verb (used with object)

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.

verb (used without object)

noun

Origin of spout

1300–50; (v.) Middle English spouten; cognate with Dutch spuiten; akin to Old Norse spȳta to spit1; (noun) Middle English spowt(e) pipe, akin to the noun

SYNONYMS FOR spout

3, 4 squirt, stream, pour. See flow.
5 declaim, rant, harangue, speechify.
6 nozzle, nose.

OTHER WORDS FROM spout

spout·er, nounspout·less, adjectivespout·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for spouting (1 of 2)

spouting
/ (ˈspaʊtɪŋ) /

noun

NZ
  1. a rainwater downpipe on the exterior of a building
  2. such pipes collectively

British Dictionary definitions for spouting (2 of 2)

spout
/ (spaʊt) /

verb

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

noun

Derived forms of spout

spouter, noun

Word Origin for spout

C14: perhaps from Middle Dutch spouten, from Old Norse spyta to spit
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