Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "spoon" []

  • A utensil consisting of a small, shallow bowl on a handle, used in preparing, serving, or eating food. (noun)
  • Something similar to this utensil or its bowl, as: (noun)
  • A shiny, curved, metallic fishing lure. (noun)
  • A paddle or an oar with a curved blade. (noun)
  • Sports The three wood golf club. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "spoon" in a sentence
  • "Drizzle melted butter and vanilla over crumbs and mix with your hands until thoroughly combined (a spoon is acceptable as well)."
  • "And yes, I do believe that a spoon is an acceptable vehicle for this condiment."
  • "The bending of the spoon is a structural mechanics problem."