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Definition 1: a piece of cutlery with a shallow bowl-shaped container and a handle; used to stir or serve or take up food - [noun denoting artifact]

(spoon is a kind of ...) any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)

(spoon is a kind of ...) tableware implements for cutting and eating food

(... is a kind of spoon ) a small spoon used for stirring tea or coffee; holds about one fluid dram

(... is a kind of spoon ) a covered spoon with perforations

(... is a kind of spoon ) a spoon larger than a dessert spoon; used for serving

(... is a kind of spoon ) a spoon for serving sugar; often made in the shape of a seashell

(... is a kind of spoon ) a spoon with a rounded bowl for eating soup

(... is a kind of spoon ) a fork-like spoon with a cutting edge; coined by Edward Lear

(... is a kind of spoon ) a spoon larger than a teaspoon and smaller than a tablespoon

(... is a kind of spoon ) a spoon made of wood

Definition 2: formerly a golfing wood with an elevated face - [noun denoting artifact]

(spoon is a kind of ...) a golf club with a long shaft used to hit long shots; originally made with a wooden head

"metal woods are now standard"

Definition 3: as much as a spoon will hold - [noun denoting quantity]

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

  • he added two spoons of sugar

Synonyms for spoon in the sense of this definition

(spoon is a kind of ...) the quantity that a container will hold

Definition 4: scoop up or take up with a spoon - [verb of contact]

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

  • spoon the sauce over the roast

(spoon is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(spoon implies ...) thrust or throw into

"Immerse yourself in hot water"

Definition 5: snuggle and lie in a position where one person faces the back of the others - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for spoon in the sense of this definition

(spoon is a kind of ...) kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion

"The couple were necking in the back seat of the car"

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