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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 soil /ˈsɔɪ(ə)l/
 土壤,土地,國家,國土,溫床,務農,污物,糞便(vt.)弄髒,汙辱(vi.)變髒

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Soil, v. t. To enrich with soil or muck; to manure.
    Men . . . soil their ground, not that they love the dirt, but that they expect a crop.   --South.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Soil, n.
 1. The upper stratum of the earth; the mold, or that compound substance which furnishes nutriment to plants, or which is particularly adapted to support and nourish them.
 2. Land; country.
 Must I thus leave thee, Paradise? thus leave
 Thee, native soil?   --Milton.
 3. Dung; faeces; compost; manure; as, night soil.
    Improve land by dung and other sort of soils.   --Mortimer.
 Soil pipe, a pipe or drain for carrying off night soil.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Soil v. t. [imp. & p. p. Soiled p. pr. & vb. n. Soiling.]  To feed, as cattle or horses, in the barn or an inclosure, with fresh grass or green food cut for them, instead of sending them out to pasture; hence (such food having the effect of purging them), to purge by feeding on green food; as, to soil a horse.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Soil, n.  A marshy or miry place to which a hunted boar resorts for refuge; hence, a wet place, stream, or tract of water, sought for by other game, as deer.
 As deer, being stuck, fly through many soils,
 Yet still the shaft sticks fast.   --Marston.
 To take soil, to run into the mire or water; hence, to take refuge or shelter.
    O, sir, have you taken soil here? It is well a man may reach you after three hours' running.   --B. Jonson.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Soil, v. t.
 1. To make dirty or unclean on the surface; to foul; to dirty; to defile; as, to soil a garment with dust.
    Our wonted ornaments now soiled and stained.   --Milton.
 2. To stain or mar, as with infamy or disgrace; to tarnish; to sully.
 Syn: -- To foul; dirt; dirty; begrime; bemire; bespatter; besmear; daub; bedaub; stain; tarnish; sully; defile; pollute.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Soil, v. i. To become soiled; as, light colors soil sooner than dark ones.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Soil, n.  That which soils or pollutes; a soiled place; spot; stain.
    A lady's honor . . . will not bear a soil.   --Dryden.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 soil
      n 1: the state of being covered with unclean things [syn: dirt,
            filth, grime, stain, grease, grunge]
      2: the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and
         disintegrated rock [syn: dirt]
      3: material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in
         which plants can grow (especially with reference to its
         quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good
         agricultural soil" [syn: land, ground]
      4: the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign
         state; "American troops were stationed on Japanese soil"
         [syn: territory]
      v : make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when
          you play outside!" [syn: dirty, begrime, grime, colly,
           bemire] [ant: clean]