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

 spout /ˈspaʊt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spout v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spouted; p. pr. & vb. n. Spouting.]
 1. To throw out forcibly and abundantly, as liquids through an orifice or a pipe; to eject in a jet; as, an elephant spouts water from his trunk.
 Who kept Jonas in the fish's maw
 Till he was spouted up at Ninivee?   --Chaucer.
 Next on his belly floats the mighty whale . . .
 He spouts the tide.   --Creech.
 2. To utter magniloquently; to recite in an oratorical or pompous manner.
    Pray, spout some French, son.   --Beau. & Fl.
 3. To pawn; to pledge; as, to spout a watch. [Cant]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spout, v. i.
 1. To issue with violence, or in a jet, as a liquid through a narrow orifice, or from a spout; as, water spouts from a hole; blood spouts from an artery.
 All the glittering hill
 Is bright with spouting rills.   --Thomson.
 2. To eject water or liquid in a jet.
 3. To utter a speech, especially in a pompous manner.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spout, n.
 1. That through which anything spouts; a discharging lip, pipe, or orifice; a tube, pipe, or conductor of any kind through which a liquid is poured, or by which it is conveyed in a stream from one place to another; as, the spout of a teapot; a spout for conducting water from the roof of a building. --Addison. “A conduit with three issuing spouts.” --Shak.
    In whales . . . an ejection thereof [water] is contrived by a fistula, or spout, at the head.   --Sir T. Browne.
    From silver spouts the grateful liquors glide.   --Pope.
 2. A trough for conducting grain, flour, etc., into a receptacle.
 3. A discharge or jet of water or other liquid, esp. when rising in a column; also, a waterspout.
 To put up the spout, To shove up the spout, or To pop up the spout, to pawn or pledge at a pawnbroker's; -- in allusion to the spout up which the pawnbroker sent the ticketed articles. [Cant]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an opening that allows the passage of liquids or grain
      v 1: gush forth in a sudden stream or jet; "water gushed forth"
           [syn: spurt, spirt, gush]
      2: talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner [syn: rant,
          mouth off, jabber, rabbit on, rave]