Adjective "Soiled" definition and examples

(Soiled may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/sɔɪl/

Definitions and examples

noun

The upper layer of earth in which plants grow, a black or dark brown material typically consisting of a mixture of organic remains, clay, and rock particles.
  1. count noun 'rotary cultivators are ideal, particularly on difficult soils'
  2. 'Plants were grown in soil and given full nutrition and irrigation throughout.'
  3. 'When the play area was first provided it was in a terrible state with bare clay soil and loose rocks littering the ground.'
  4. 'Red soil and sandy loam were most suitable for plant cultivation, compared to clay soil or clay loam soil.'
  5. 'A restriction in leaf elongation in plants growing in drying soil is a well-reported phenomenon.'
  6. 'All sites showed indications of soil slumping, and the loam to silt loam soil was derived from glacial till.'
  7. 'A number of sand martins currently nest in the upper layer of soil on the cliff at Glengad.'
  8. 'Bacteria and insects break down organic material to produce soil and nutrients so plants can grow.'
  9. 'Plants were grown in soil in a growth chamber and watered daily.'
  10. 'The Kirkland silt loam soil at the wheat pasture research unit is typical of much of the cropland in north central Oklahoma.'
  11. 'This drainage system is made up of a lower layer of rough, nonporous material and an upper layer of porous soil and sand.'
  12. 'I am delighted to see that our games are going to get exposure on foreign soils, in places like Rome, for example, with the Railway Cup hurling final.'
  13. 'As we went to press last night, some of the many acts set to entertain the masses this weekend, were already landing on Irish soil.'
  14. 'This is officially the last article I will write until I am on another continent's soil.'
  15. 'Such sentiments carried the day even when British troops invaded American soil two decades later.'
  16. 'England had not tasted defeat in the Five / Six nations championship on home soil since 1997.'
  17. 'Nestling around the ruins of the abbey where Mary Queen of Scots spent her last night on Scottish soil, the village of Dundrennan is a picture postcard of tranquillity.'
  18. 'And the right of FEMA or any branch of the federal government for that matter to issue such a ban on American soil seems highly dubious to me.'
  19. 'This, in effect, brings into replay the colonial practice of extra-territoriality enjoyed by colonisers and adventurers on foreign soils.'
  20. 'If Britain is successful in their Olympic bid it will be 2012 before the British public has the chance to witness an Olympic medal ceremony on home soil - so why waste this chance?'

verb

Feed (cattle) on fresh-cut green fodder (originally for the purpose of purging them).
  1. 'But, wherever these vigorous plants can be grown successfully, it is easy to obtain from them large quantities of fodder, both for soiling cattle in summer and for making hay against the winter's need, and this at comparatively small cost for labor and manure.'

More definitions

1. to make unclean, dirty, or filthy, especially on the surface: to soil one's clothes.

2. to smirch, smudge, or stain: The ink soiled his hands.

3. to sully or tarnish, as with disgrace; defile morally: to soil one's good name. verb (used without object)

4. to become soiled: White soils easily. noun

5. the act or fact of soiling.

6. the state of being soiled.

7. a spot, mark, or stain.

8. dirty or foul matter; filth; sewage. 9. ordure; manure.

More examples(as adjective)

"peaces can be soiled by stains."

"loves can be soiled by stains."

"linens can be soiled."

"people can be soiled."

"nappieses can be soiled."

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Origin

(soil)Early 17th century: perhaps from soil.