soil

  1. the state of being covered with unclean things
  2. the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
  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)

Soil

Complex mixture of inorganic minerals (i.e., mostly clay, silt, and sand), decaying organic matter, water, air, and living organisms.

soil

Unconsolidated materials above bedrock.
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Soil

A layer of weathered, unconsolidated material on top of bed rock; often also defined as containing organic matter and being capable of supporting plant growth.
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soil

[n] - the part of the earth`s surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
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Soil

Soil transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Soiled ; present participle & verbal noun Soiling .] [ Old French saoler , saouler , to satiate, French soƻler , Latin satullare , from satullus , d...
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Soil

Soil noun [ Middle English soile , French sol , from Latin solum bottom, soil; but the word has probably been influenced in form by soil a miry place. Confer Saloon , Soil a miry place, Sole of the foot.] 1. The upper stratum of the earth; the...
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Soil

Soil transitive verb 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.
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Soil

Soil noun [ Old French soil , souil , French souille , from Old French soillier , French souiller . See Soil to make dirty.] 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 ga...
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Soil

Soil transitive verb [ Middle English soilen , Old French soillier , French souiller , (assumed) Late Latin suculare , from Latin sucula a little pig, dim. of sus a swine. See Sow , noun ] 1. To make dirty or unclean o...
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Soil

Soil intransitive verb To become soiled; as, light colors soil sooner than dark ones.
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Soil

Soil noun [ See Soil to make dirty, Soil a miry place.] That which soils or pollutes; a soiled place; spot; stain. « A lady's honor . . . will not bear a soil Dryden.
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soil

Unconsolidated material on the earth's surface that supports or is capable of supporting plants out-of-doors. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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soil

noun the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state; `American troops were stationed on Japanese soil`
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soil

noun 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`
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Soil

• (n.) 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. • (n.) Land; country. • (n.) Dung; faeces; compost; manure; as, night soil. • (n.) To make dirty or unclean on the surface; to foul; to dirty; to defile; a...
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soil

the biologically active, porous medium that has developed in the uppermost layer of the Earth`s crust. Soil is one of the principal substrata of life ... [48 related articles]
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soil

soil 1. The portion of the earth's surface consisting of disintegrated rock and humus. 2. All loose, unconsolidated, weathered, or otherwise altered surface material lying on the earth above bedrock. Specifically, a natural accumulation of organic matter and inorganic rock material that is capable of supporting the growth of vegetation. 3. A par...
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Soil

[disambiguation] Soil is a naturally occurring granular covering on the surface of Earth, capable of supporting life. Soil may also refer to: ...
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Soil

In cookery terms, soil was formerly an old term (in use before the 19th century) meaning to clean or to sieve. Thus to soil milk meant to pass the milk througha sieve to clean out hairs, dust and the like from the milk.
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Soil

Layer of unconsolidated material found at the Earth's surface that has been influenced by the soil forming factors: climate, relief, parent material, time, and organisms. Soil normally consists of weathered mineral particles, dead and living organic matter, air space, and the soil solution.
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soil

soil, surface layer of the earth, composed of fine rock material disintegrated by geological processes; and humus, the organic remains of decomposed vegetation. In agriculture, soil is the medium that supports crop plants, both physically and biologically. Soil may be from a few inches to several fe...
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Soil

Soil is a loose covering of broken rocky material and decaying organic matter.
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soil

Type: Term Pronunciation: soyl Definitions: 1. Dirt.
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soil

Click images to enlargeLoose covering of broken rocky material and decaying organic matter overlying the bedrock of the Earth's surface. It is composed of minerals (formed from physical weathering and chemical weathering of rocks), organic matter (called humus) derived from decomposed plants and organisms, living orga...
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