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Soil Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state; "American troops were stationed on Japanese soil"
  • 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"
  • the state of being covered with unclean things
  • the part of the earth''s surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
  • make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don''t soil your clothes when you play outside!"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the state of being covered with unclean things ,
  • the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock ,
  • 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" ,
  • the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state; "American troops were stationed on Japanese soil"

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Soil Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Soil (sometimes called dirt) is the combination of rock, mineral fragments (pieces), organic matter (dead and living things), water, and air. It is mostly made up of grains of rock weathered by wind, rain, sun, snow, etc., and varying amounts of humus. The type of soil depends on the mix of humus and on the size of the grains of the rock. The grains can be very small and smooth, such as clay, or they can be larger, like grains of sand or even a piece of gravel.



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'Soil' example sentence in quotations


* They say the seeds of what we will do are in all of us, but it always seemed to me that in those who make jokes in life the seeds are covered with better soil and with a higher grade of manure. - Ernest Hemingway

* A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely. - Pam Brown

* 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


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Soil Sample Sentences in News


  • Soil movement still taking place at Teratai Apartment
    KUALA LUMPUR: Minimal soil movements are still occuring at the landslide area at Teratai Apartment, Taman Bunga Raya, Bukit Beruntung, Selangor. Read more on this news related to 'Soil'
  • APAC Driving Soil Treatment Market Growth to 2017
    DALLAS, October 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The global soil treatment market research report highlights market size of the worldwide soil treatment industry both in terms of revenue and volume. The global ... Read more on this news related to 'Soil'
  • Second soil sample results highlight level of concern at Kids Kove
    Results from a second round of soil samples taken from Kids Kove in Grand Traverse County is helping officials determine the next course of action to reopen the popular playground. Read more on this news related to 'Soil'

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