5 letter word starting with spo

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spoke imp. of Speak, of Speak, imp. of Speak., The radius or ray of a wheel; one of the small bars which are inserted in the hub, or nave, and which serve to support the rim or felly., A projecting handle of a steering wheel., A rung, or round, of a ladder., A contrivance for fastening the wheel of a vehicle, to prevent it from turning in going down a hill., To furnish with spokes, as a wheel.
spoil verb t. To plunder; to strip by violence; to pillage; to rob; — with of before the name of the thing taken; as, to spoil one of his goods or possession., To seize by violence;; to take by force; to plunder., To cause to decay and perish; to corrput; to vitiate; to mar., To render useless by injury; to injure fatally; to ruin; to destroy; as, to spoil paper; to have the crops spoiled by insects; to spoil the eyes by reading., To practice plunder or robbery., To lose the valuable qualities; to be corrupted; to decay; as, fruit will soon spoil in warm weather., That which is taken from another by violence; especially, the plunder taken from an enemy; pillage; booty., Public offices and their emoluments regarded as the peculiar property of a successful party or faction, to be bestowed for its own advantage; — commonly in the plural; as to the victor belong the spoils., That which is gained by strength or effort., The act or practice of plundering; robbery; aste., Corruption; cause of corruption., The slough, or cast skin, of a serpent or other animal.
spong noun An irregular, narrow, projecting part of a field.
sponk noun See Spunk.
spook noun A spirit; a ghost; an apparition; a hobgoblin., The chimaera.
spool noun A piece of cane or red with a knot at each end, or a hollow cylinder of wood with a ridge at each end, used to wind thread or yarn upon., To wind on a spool or spools.
spoom verb i. To be driven steadily and swiftly, as before a strong wind; to be driven before the wind without any sail, or with only a part of the sails spread; to scud under bare poles.
spoon verb i. See Spoom., An implement consisting of a small bowl (usually a shallow oval) with a handle, used especially in preparing or eating food., Anything which resembles a spoon in shape; esp. (Fishing), a spoon bait., Fig.: A simpleton; a spooney., To take up in, or as in, a spoon., To act with demonstrative or foolish fondness, as one in love.
spoor noun The track or trail of any wild animal; as, the spoor of an elephant; — used originally by travelers in South Africa., To follow a spoor or trail.
spore noun One of the minute grains in flowerless plants, which are analogous to seeds, as serving to reproduce the species., An embryo sac or embryonal vesicle in the ovules of flowering plants., A minute grain or germ; a small, round or ovoid body, formed in certain organisms, and by germination giving rise to a new organism; as, the reproductive spores of bacteria, etc., One of the parts formed by fission in certain Protozoa. See Spore formation, belw.
sport noun That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement., Mock; mockery; contemptuous mirth; derision., That with which one plays, or which is driven about in play; a toy; a plaything; an object of mockery., Play; idle jingle., Diversion of the field, as fowling, hunting, fishing, racing, games, and the like, esp. when money is staked., A plant or an animal, or part of a plant or animal, which has some peculiarity not usually seen in the species; an abnormal variety or growth. See Sporting plant, under Sporting., A sportsman; a gambler., To play; to frolic; to wanton., To practice the diversions of the field or the turf; to be given to betting, as upon races., To trifle., To assume suddenly a new and different character from the rest of the plant or from the type of the species; — said of a bud, shoot, plant, or animal. See Sport, n., 6., To divert; to amuse; to make merry; — used with the reciprocal pronoun., To represent by any knd of play., To exhibit, or bring out, in public; to use or wear; as, to sport a new equipage., To give utterance to in a sportive manner; to throw out in an easy and copious manner; — with off; as, to sport off epigrams.
spout verb t. To throw out forcibly and abudantly, as liquids through an office or a pipe; to eject in a jet; as, an elephant spouts water from his trunk., To utter magniloquently; to recite in an oratorical or pompous manner., To pawn; to pledge; as, spout a watch., To issue with with violence, or in a jet, as a liquid through a narrow orifice, or from a spout; as, water spouts from a hole; blood spouts from an artery., To eject water or liquid in a jet., To utter a speech, especially in a pompous manner., That through which anything spouts; a discharging lip, pipe, or orifice; a tube, pipe, or conductor of any kind through which a liquid is poured, or by which it is conveyed in a stream from one place to another; as, the spout of a teapot; a spout for conducting water from the roof of a building., A trough for conducting grain, flour, etc., into a receptacle., A discharge or jet of water or other liquid, esp. when rising in a column; also, a waterspout.