Definition of Soil:

  1. The upper layer of earth in which plants grow, a black or dark brown material typically consisting of a mixture of organic remains, clay, and rock particles.

  2. Life-supporting upper surface of earth that is the basis of all agriculture. It contains minerals and gravel from the chemical and physical weathering of rocks, decaying organic matter (humus), microorganism, insects, nutrients, water, and air. Soils differ according to the climate, geological structure, and rainfall of the area and are constantly being formed and removed by natural, animal, and human activity. Study of soils is called pedology.

Phonetic Pronunciation of Soil


Origin of word Soil

Early 17th century perhaps from soil.

Synonyms of Soil

Abuse, Acres, Adobe, Airspace, Alluvion, Alluvium, Arable land, Area, Attaint, Bedaub, Befoul, Begrime, Belt, Benasty, Besmear, Besmirch, Besmoke, Besmutch, Besoil, Bespatter, Bestain, Betray, Black, Blacken, Blot, Blotch, Blow upon, Blur, Bole, Brand, Call names, Censure, China clay, Clay, Clod, Confines, Contaminate, Continental shelf, Corridor, Corrupt, Country, Crust, Darken, Daub, Debauch, Deceive, Defame, Defile, Deflower, Demoralize, Denigrate, Department, Despoil, Dirt, Dirty, Disapprove, Discolor, Disgrace, Disparage, District, Division, Drabble, Draggle, Dregs, Dry land, Dust, Earth, Engage in personalities, Environs, Excrement, Expose, Expose to infamy, Filth, Force, Foul, Freehold, Gibbet, Glebe, Grassland, Ground, Gumbo, Hang in effigy, Heap dirt upon, Heartland, Hinterland, Humus, Kaolin, Land, Landholdings, Lead astray, Lithosphere, Loam, Loess, Marginal land, Mark, Marl, Mess, Milieu, Mire, Mislead, Mold, Motherland, Muck, Muckrake, Mucky, Mud, Muddy, Murk, Nasty, Neighborhood, Offshore rights, Part, Parts, Pillory, Place, Pollute, Porcelain clay, Precincts, Premises, Purlieus, Quarter, Rape, Ravage, Ravish, Real estate, Real property, Red clay, Refuse, Region, Regolith, Reprimand, Revile, Ruin, Salient, Sand, Scorch, Sear, Section, Seduce, Silt, Singe, Slubber, Sludge, Slur, Smear, Smirch, Smoke, Smooch, Smouch, Smudge, Smut, Smutch, Sod, Soilage, Soilure, Space, Spoil, Spot, Stain, Stigmatize, Subaerial deposit, Subsoil, Sully, Taint, Tar, Tarnish, Terra, Terra firma, Terrain, Territory, The country, Three-mile limit, Throw mud at, Till, Topsoil, Turf, Twelve-mile limit, Vicinage, Vicinity, Vilify, Violate, Vitiate, Waste matter, Woodland, Zone, Earth, Loam, Sod, Ground, Dirt, Clay, Turf, Topsoil, Mould, Humus, Marl, Dust

How to use Soil in a sentence?

  1. Farmers throughout the world work with the soil to raise crops for their own use and to sell to others, usually for profit.
  2. An excellent way to supply sufficient nutrients to keep soil healthy is adding composted organic materials on a regular basis.
  3. I received some seeds to a rare flower as a gift. Although I used high quality soil to plant them my flowers kept dying. It seemed odd to me because I provided the right environment and kept away intact a yet these flowers would die as soon as they budded. I found out later the quality of soil had nothing to do with the growth it was the climate that the soil was suited for was not the same as the flowers. Once I got some imported soil my garden flourished.
  4. Blueberries need very acid soil.

Meaning of Soil & Soil Definition