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Webster 1913 Edition


Moil

Moil

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Moiled
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Moiling
.]
[OE.
moillen
to wet, OF.
moillier
,
muillier
, F.
mouller
, fr. (assumed) LL.
molliare
, fr. L.
mollis
soft. See
Mollify
.]
To daub; to make dirty; to soil; to defile.
Thou . . . doest thy mind in dirty pleasures
moil
.
Spenser.

Moil

,
Verb.
I.
[From
Moil
to daub; prob. from the idea of struggling through the wet.]
To soil one’s self with severe labor; to work with painful effort; to labor; to toil; to drudge.
Moil
not too much under ground.
Bacon.
Now he must
moil
and drudge for one he loathes.
Dryden.

Moil

,
Noun.
A spot; a defilement.
The
moil
of death upon them.
Mrs. Browning.

Webster 1828 Edition


Moil

MOIL

,
Verb.
T.
To daub; to make dirty. [Little used.]
1.
To weary. [See the next word.]

MOIL

,
Verb.
I.
[Gr. labor, combat; to strive, to fight; L. molior, and miles.] To labor; to toil; to work with painful efforts.
Now he must moil and drudge for one he loathes.

MOIL

,
Noun.
A spot. [Not in use.]

Definition 2022


moil

moil

See also: móil

English

Alternative forms

Verb

moil (third-person singular simple present moils, present participle moiling, simple past and past participle moiled)

  1. To toil, to work hard.
    • Francis Bacon
      Moil not too much under ground.
    • Dryden
      Now he must moil and drudge for one he loathes.
    • 1907, Robert W. Service, The Cremation of Sam McGee”, in The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses:
      There are strange things done in the midnight sun
            By the men who moil for gold;
      The Arctic trails have their secret tales
            That would make your blood run cold;
      The Northern Lights have seen queer sights,
            But the queerest they ever did see
      Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge
            I cremated Sam McGee.
  2. To churn continually.
  3. (Britain, transitive) To defile or dirty.

Noun

moil (countable and uncountable, plural moils)

  1. Hard work.
  2. Confusion, turmoil.
  3. A spot; a defilement.
    • 1856, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh:
      You'd suppose
      A finished generation, dead of plague,
      Swept outward from their graves into the sun,
      The moil of death upon them.
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Etymology 2

From Hebrew 'mohel', מוהל (ritual circumciser), referring to the foreskin-like shape of the unwanted rim.

Noun

moil (plural moils)

  1. (glassblowing) The glass circling the tip of a blowpipe or punty, such as the residual glass after detaching a blown vessel, or the lower part of a gather.
  2. (glassblowing, blow molding) The excess material which adheres to the top, base, or rim of a glass object when it is cut or knocked off from a blowpipe or punty, or from the mold-filling process. Typically removed after annealing as part of the finishing process (e.g. scored and snapped off).
  3. (glassblowing) The metallic oxide from a blowpipe which has adhered to a glass object.
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Scottish Gaelic

Noun

moil m

  1. Genitive of mol.