soil
1. [ noun ] the state of being covered with unclean things
Synonyms: dirt stain grease grime grunge filth
Related terms: dirtiness dirty lubricate
2. [ noun ] (geology) the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
Synonyms: dirt
Related terms: earth dust mud clay sand subsoil topsoil gumbo indurated_clay clunch laterite loess desert_soil regosol tundra_soil humus bole Indian_red caliche loam alluvial_soil mold fuller's_earth silt podzol prairie_soil till sedimentary_clay gilgai_soil bog_soil residual_soil wiesenboden marl
3. [ noun ] material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)
Synonyms: land ground
Examples:

"the land had never been plowed" "good agricultural soil"

Related terms: object turf bottomland rangeland cultivated_land coastland permafrost overburden wetland badlands
4. [ verb ] make soiled, filthy, or dirty
Synonyms: begrime grime colly bemire dirty
Examples:

"don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"

Related terms: clean change pollute slime mire blemish smear crock foul splash muddy dirt soiling
5. [ noun ] (geography) the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state
Synonyms: territory
Examples:

"American troops were stationed on Japanese soil"

Related terms: geographical_area
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