Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “spoon”

See all translations

spoon

noun [C] uk   /spuːn/ us  
A2 an object consisting of a round, hollow part and a handle, used for mixing, serving, and eating food (used as a combining form): a soup spoon a teaspoon ( also spoonful) an amount held in a particular spoon: a couple of spoons of sauce
More examples

spoon

verb [T + adv/prep] uk   /spuːn/ us  
to move something, especially food, using a spoon: He spooned the mush into the baby's open mouth. Spoon a little sauce over the fish.
Translations of “spoon”
in Korean 숟가락, 스푼…
in Arabic مِلْعَقة…
in French cuiller, cuillerée…
in Turkish kaşık…
in Italian cucchiaio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 匙,杓, 調羹, 用作構詞成分…
in Russian ложка…
in Polish łyżka, łyżeczka…
in Spanish cuchara, cucharada…
in Portuguese colher…
in German der Löffel…
in Catalan cullera…
in Japanese スプーン, さじ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 匙,勺, 调羹, 用作构词成分…
(Definition of spoon from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of spoon?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “spoon” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cold snap

a short period of cold weather

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More