A table spoon




  • To serve using a spoon; to transfer (something) with a spoon.
  • To flirt; to make advances; to court, to interact romantically or amorously.
  • To lie nestled front-to-back, following the contours of the bodies, in a manner reminiscent of stacked spoons.
  • To hit (the ball) weakly, pushing it with a lifting motion, instead of striking with an audible knock.
  • To fish with a concave spoon bait.
  • To catch by fishing with a concave spoon bait.
  • Alternative of spoom


Narrower meaning words


  • From Middle English spoon, spoune, spone, spon, from Old English spōn, from Proto-West Germanic *spānu, from Proto-Germanic *spēnuz, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)peh₂-.
  • Cognate with Scots spun, spon, West Frisian spoen, Dutch spaan, German Span, Faroese spónur, Ancient Greek σφήν. Eclipsed non-native Middle English cuculer and coclear both ultimately borrowed from the Latin.
  • The "unit of energy" semse was .
  • Origin uncertain. Compare spoom.

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