|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|
|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)|
"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|
"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|
"American troops were stationed on Japanese soil"