What is spill?

  • (noun): The act of allowing a fluid to escape.
    Synonyms: spillage, release
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Spilling Salt
... One widespread explanation of the belief that it is unlucky to spill salt is that Judas Iscariot spilled the salt at the Last Supper ... A German proverb held that "whoever spills salt arouses enmity" ... Others hold that it is lucky to spill wine, and as such one report holds that a diner who spilt salt became quite agitated until a waiter had poured wine into his lap ...
Spill Containment
... Spill containment is where spills of chemicals, oils, sewage etc ... In the event of a spill the stopper bladder is inflated to block the drain/s and to prevent the spilled agent from entering the ground water, stream or river ... The National Response Center (NRC) reports over 10,000 annual spills in the US from facilities ...
LNG Spill
... A liquefied natural gas (LNG) spill can happen during an accident or an intentional act such as terrorism ... If a spill occurs and the vapor does not ignite, it would build to higher concentrations ... If a spill or leak followed by a vaporization event were to occur in a marine environment, the water can facilitate the vaporization process and increase vapor concentration ...
Spill Containment - Technology
... operatives in the event of hazardous chemical spills ... The latest technology in wireless spill containment eliminates any infrastructure changes using a wireless network (ZigBee) which inflates bladders that employ disposable gas ... The wireless plugs enable spill containment in virtually any location ...
... Spill may also refer to Daniel Spill (1832–1887), English entrepreneur Thomas Spilsbury, soccer player nicknamed Spill Spill (UK band), dance duo ...

More definitions of "spill":

  • (noun): Liquid that is spilled.
    Example: "Clean up the spills"
  • (noun): A sudden drop from an upright position.
    Example: "He had a nasty spill on the ice"
    Synonyms: tumble, fall
  • (verb): Cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container.
    Example: "Spill the milk"
    Synonyms: slop, splatter
  • (noun): A channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction.
    Synonyms: spillway, wasteweir
  • (verb): Pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities.
    Example: "Spill blood"
    Synonyms: shed, pour forth
  • (verb): Reveal information.
    Synonyms: talk
  • (verb): Cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over.
    Example: "Spill the beans all over the table"
    Synonyms: shed, disgorge
  • (verb): Flow, run or fall out and become lost.
    Synonyms: run out

Famous quotes containing the word spill:

    Whether changes in the sibling relationship during adolescence create long-term rifts that spill over into adulthood depends upon the ability of brothers and sisters to constantly redefine their connection. Siblings either learn to accept one another as independent individuals with their own sets of values and behaviors or cling to the shadow of the brother and sister they once knew.
    Jane Mersky Leder (20th century)

    And thou, all-shaking thunder,
    Strike flat the thick rotundity o’ the world!
    Crack nature’s moulds, all germens spill at once
    That makes ingrateful man!
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    A good upbringing means not that you won’t spill sauce on the tablecloth, but that you won’t notice it when someone else does.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)