KJV Dictionary Definition: spit


SPIT, n. G.

1. An iron prong or bar pointed, on which meat is roasted.

2. Such depth of earth as is pierced by the spade at once. D. spit, a spade.

3. A small point of land running into the sea, or a long narrow shoal extending from the shore into the sea; as a spit of sand.

SPIT, v.t. from the noun.

1. To thrust a spit through; to put upon a spit; as, to spit a loin of veal.

2. To thrust through; to pierce.

SPIT, v.t. pret. and pp. spit. Spat is obsolete. G. The sense is to throw or drive.

1. To eject from the mouth; to thrust out, as saliva or other matter from the mouth.

2. To eject or throw out with violence.

SPIT, v.i. To throw out saliva from the mouth. It is a dirty trick to spit on the floor or carpet.

SPIT, n. What is ejected from the mouth; saliva.


SPITTED, pp. from spit.

1. Put upon a spit.

2. Shot out into length.



1. Putting on a spit.

2. Ejecting saliva from the mouth.