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Definition 1: the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state - [noun denoting location]

Samples where soil or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • American troops were stationed on Japanese soil

Synonyms for soil in the sense of this definition

(soil is a kind of ...) a demarcated area of the Earth

Definition 2: material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use) - [noun denoting object]

Samples where soil or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the land had never been plowed
  • good agricultural soil

Synonyms for soil in the sense of this definition

(soil is a kind of ...) a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

"it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

(... is a kind of soil ) surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots

(... is a kind of soil ) (geology) flat elevated land with poor soil and little vegetation that is scarred by dry channels of glacial origin (especially in eastern Washington)

(... is a kind of soil ) land suitable for grazing livestock

(... is a kind of soil ) low-lying land that has been reclaimed and is protected by dikes (especially in the Netherlands)

(... is a kind of soil ) ground that is permanently frozen

(... is a kind of soil ) the surface soil that must be moved away to get at coal seams and mineral deposits

(... is a kind of soil ) arable land that is worked by plowing and sowing and raising crops

(... is a kind of soil ) land in a coastal area

(... is a kind of soil ) low-lying alluvial land near a river

(... is a kind of soil ) deeply eroded barren land

(... is a kind of soil ) a low area where the land is saturated with water

Definition 3: the state of being covered with unclean things - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for soil in the sense of this definition

(soil is a kind of ...) the state of being unsanitary

Definition 4: the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for soil in the sense of this definition

(soil is a kind of ...) the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface

"they dug into the earth outside the church"

(... is a kind of soil ) a loose and crumbling earthy deposit consisting mainly of calcite or dolomite; used as a fertilizer for soils deficient in lime

(... is a kind of soil ) a red soil produced by rock decay; contains insoluble deposits of ferric and aluminum oxides

(... is a kind of soil ) a rich soil consisting of a mixture of sand and clay and decaying organic materials

(... is a kind of soil ) a fine-grained unstratified accumulation of clay and silt deposited by the wind

(... is a kind of soil ) loose soil rich in organic matter

(... is a kind of soil ) water soaked soil; soft wet earth

(... is a kind of soil ) a soft oily clay used as a pigment (especially a reddish brown pigment)

(... is a kind of soil ) a soil that develops in temperate to cold moist climates under coniferous or heath vegetation; an organic mat over a grey leached layer

(... is a kind of soil ) a type of soil occurring under grasses in temperate climates

(... is a kind of soil ) a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral

(... is a kind of soil ) clay soil formed by sedimentary deposits

(... is a kind of soil ) mud or clay or small rocks deposited by a river or lake

(... is a kind of soil ) unstratified soil deposited by a glacier; consists of sand and clay and gravel and boulders mixed together

(... is a kind of soil ) a black mucky soil with a frozen subsoil that is characteristic of Arctic and subarctic regions

(... is a kind of soil ) a red soil containing ferric oxide; often used as a pigment

(... is a kind of soil ) hardened clay

(... is a kind of soil ) partially decomposed organic matter; the organic component of soil

(... is a kind of soil ) a type of soil consisting of unconsolidated material from freshly deposited alluvium or sand

(... is a kind of soil ) the soil that is remaining after the soluble elements have been dissolved

(... is a kind of soil ) the layer of soil on the surface

(... is a kind of soil ) the layer of soil between the topsoil and bedrock

(... is a kind of soil ) a fine-grained fertile soil deposited by water flowing over flood plains or in river beds

(... is a kind of soil ) poorly drained soils on top of peat and under marsh or swamp vegetation

(... is a kind of soil ) a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired

(... is a kind of soil ) hardened clay

(... is a kind of soil ) a type of soil that develops in arid climates

(... is a kind of soil ) crust or layer of hard subsoil encrusted with calcium-carbonate occurring in arid or semiarid regions

(... is a kind of soil ) an absorbent soil resembling clay; used in fulling (shrinking and thickening) woolen cloth and as an adsorbent

(... is a kind of soil ) soil in the melon holes of Australia

(... is a kind of soil ) any of various fine-grained silty soils that become waxy and very sticky mud when saturated with water

(... is a kind of soil ) a dark meadow soil rich in organic material; developed through poor drainage in humid grassy or sedge regions

Definition 5: make soiled, filthy, or dirty - [verb of contact]

Samples where soil or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • don't soil your clothes when you play outside!

Synonyms for soil in the sense of this definition

(soil is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of soil ) soil with or as with crock

(... is a kind of soil ) soil with mud, muck, or mire

"The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden"

(... is a kind of soil ) soil or stain with a splashed liquid

(... is a kind of soil ) dirty with mud

(... is a kind of soil ) cover or stain with slime

"The snake slimed his victim"

(... is a kind of soil ) stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance

(... is a kind of soil ) make impure

"The industrial wastes polluted the lake"

(... is a kind of soil ) make unclean

"foul the water"

(... is a kind of soil ) mar or impair with a flaw

"her face was blemished"

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