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1. soil

noun. ['ˈsɔɪl'] the state of being covered with unclean things.

Synonyms

  • grease
  • stain
  • grime
  • grunge
  • uncleanness
  • filth
  • dirtiness

Antonyms

  • approve
  • urban area
  • natural elevation
  • top

Etymology

  • soile (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • soilen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • soyl (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • soil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Soil

  • statoil
  • guilfoil
  • embroil
  • britoil
  • uncoil
  • recoil
  • oleoyl
  • lukoil
  • gatoil
  • spoil
  • oboyle
  • o'boyle
  • croyle
  • broil
  • toil
  • royle
  • roil
  • moyle
  • moyl
  • hoyle
  • foyle
  • foil
  • doyle
  • coyle
  • coile
  • coil
  • boyle
  • boil

Sentences with soil


1. Noun, singular or mass
Firmly pack down soil around the bulb so no air bubbles are left.

2. Verb, base form
Add organic compost to soil before planting.

Quotes about soil


1. Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity.
- Vaclav Havel

2. Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilised by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.
- Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

3. Even when I'm dead, I'll swim through the Earth,like a mermaid of the soil, just to be next to your bones.
- Jeffrey McDaniel

2. free-soil

adjective. where slavery was prohibited.

Synonyms

  • slaveless
  • non-slave

Antonyms

  • bound
  • restricted
  • restrained

3. soil-building

adjective. (of crops) planted to improve the quality of the soil.

Antonyms

  • unestablished

4. soil

noun. ['ˈsɔɪl'] the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock.

Synonyms

  • gumbo soil
  • podsol soil
  • dirt
  • indurated clay
  • caliche
  • fuller's earth
  • loam
  • ground
  • boulder clay
  • mold
  • desert soil
  • silt
  • podsol
  • laterite
  • subsoil
  • earth
  • sedimentary clay
  • clunch
  • prairie soil
  • mud
  • Indian red
  • till
  • sand
  • mould
  • loess
  • residual soil
  • podzol soil
  • hardpan
  • surface soil
  • wiesenboden
  • tundra soil
  • humus
  • podsolic soil
  • gilgai soil
  • podzol
  • marl
  • clay
  • gumbo
  • bog soil
  • alluvial soil
  • desertic soil
  • bole
  • topsoil
  • regosol
  • residual clay

Antonyms

  • side
  • miss
  • best
  • embark

Etymology

  • soile (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • soilen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • soyl (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • soil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. soil

noun. ['ˈsɔɪl'] material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use).

Synonyms

  • turf
  • badlands
  • ploughland
  • tilth
  • tillage
  • ground
  • object
  • sod
  • polder
  • farmland
  • scablands
  • plowland
  • bottom
  • coastland
  • rangeland
  • tilled land
  • physical object
  • sward
  • bottomland
  • land
  • overburden
  • cultivated land
  • wetland
  • greensward

Antonyms

  • stay
  • unclog
  • roughen
  • uncover

Etymology

  • soile (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • soilen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • soyl (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • soil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. soil

verb. ['ˈsɔɪl'] make soiled, filthy, or dirty.

Synonyms

  • muddy
  • grime
  • alter
  • blemish
  • dirty
  • crock
  • muck up
  • mire
  • contaminate
  • change
  • foul
  • mud
  • slime
  • smear
  • muck
  • muddy up
  • splash
  • begrime
  • colly
  • pollute
  • modify
  • spot

Antonyms

  • leave
  • unburden
  • dry
  • clear

Etymology

  • soile (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • soilen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • soyl (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • soil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. soil

noun. ['ˈsɔɪl'] the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state.

Synonyms

  • territory
  • geographical region
  • geographic area
  • geographical area

Antonyms

  • disconnect
  • unfasten
  • figure
  • dispose

Etymology

  • soile (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • soilen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • soyl (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • soil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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