Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun soil

4 senses of soil

Sense 1
dirt, filth, grime, soil, stain, grease, grunge -- (the state of being covered with unclean things)
       => dirtiness, uncleanness -- (the state of being unsanitary)

Sense 2
soil, dirt -- (the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock)
       => earth, ground -- (the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface; "they dug into the earth outside the church")

Sense 3
land, ground, 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")
       => object, physical object -- (a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects")

Sense 4
territory, soil -- (the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state; "American troops were stationed on Japanese soil")
       => geographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic region -- (a demarcated area of the Earth)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb soil

1 sense of soil

Sense 1
dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire -- (make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

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