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

 spill /ˈspɪl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spill n.
 1. A bit of wood split off; a splinter. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
 2. A slender piece of anything. Specifically: --
 (a) A peg or pin for plugging a hole, as in a cask; a spile.
 (b) A metallic rod or pin.
 (c) A small roll of paper, or slip of wood, used as a lamplighter, etc.
 (d) Mining One of the thick laths or poles driven horizontally ahead on top of a set of the main timbering in advancing a level in loose ground.
 Syn: -- forepole; spile4.
 3. A little sum of money. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spill, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spilt p. pr. & vb. n. Spilling.] To cover or decorate with slender pieces of wood, metal, ivory, etc.; to inlay. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spill v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spilled or Spilt p. pr. & vb. n. Spilling.]
 1. To destroy; to kill; to put an end to. [Obs.]
 And gave him to the queen, all at her will
 To choose whether she would him save or spill.   --Chaucer.
    Greater glory think [it] to save than spill.   --Spenser.
 2. To mar; to injure; to deface; hence, to destroy by misuse; to waste. [Obs.]
    They [the colors] disfigure the stuff and spill the whole workmanship.   --Puttenham.
    Spill not the morning, the quintessence of day, in recreations.   --Fuller.
 3. To suffer to fall or run out of a vessel; to lose, or suffer to be scattered; -- applied to fluids and to substances whose particles are small and loose; as, to spill water from a pail; to spill quicksilver from a vessel; to spill powder from a paper; to spill sand or flour.
 Note:Spill differs from pour in expressing accidental loss, -- a loss or waste contrary to purpose.
 4. To cause to flow out and be lost or wasted; to shed, or suffer to be shed, as in battle or in manslaughter; as, a man spills another's blood, or his own blood.
    And to revenge his blood so justly spilt.   --Dryden.
 5. Naut. To relieve a sail from the pressure of the wind, so that it can be more easily reefed or furled, or to lessen the strain.
 Spilling line Naut., a rope used for spilling, or dislodging, the wind from the belly of a sail.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spill, v. i.
 1. To be destroyed, ruined, or wasted; to come to ruin; to perish; to waste. [Obs.]
    That thou wilt suffer innocents to spill.   --Chaucer.
 2. To be shed; to run over; to fall out, and be lost or wasted. “He was so topful of himself, that he let it spill on all the company.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: liquid that is spilled; "clean up the spills"
      2: a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or
         other obstruction [syn: spillway, wasteweir]
      3: the act of allowing a fluid to escape [syn: spillage, release]
      4: a sudden drop from an upright position; "he had a nasty
         spill on the ice" [syn: tumble, fall]
      v 1: cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a
           container; "spill the milk"; "splatter water" [syn: slop,
      2: flow, run or fall out and become lost; "The milk spilled
         across the floor"; "The wine spilled onto the table" [syn:
          run out]
      3: cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or
         over; "spill the beans all over the table" [syn: shed, disgorge]
      4: pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or
         small quantities; "shed tears"; "spill blood"; "God shed
         His grace on Thee" [syn: shed, pour forth]
      5: reveal information; "If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!";
         "The former employee spilled all the details" [syn: talk]
      [also: spilt]