spoon Definition

an eating or cooking utensil consisting of a small shallow bowl, oval or round, at the end of a handle.

Using spoon: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "spoon" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She stirred her coffee with a spoon.

  • Example

    He used a spoon to serve the soup.

  • Example

    The baby was fed with a spoon.

  • Example

    She put a spoonful of sugar in her tea.

spoon Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for spoon

Phrases with spoon

  • spoon-feed

    to give someone too much help or information so that they do not learn how to do things themselves


    He has been spoon-fed by his parents all his life.

  • to be born into a wealthy family


    She was born with a silver spoon in her mouth and never had to worry about money.

  • to remove something from a container using a spoon


    She spooned out some ice cream for dessert.


Summary: spoon in Brief

A 'spoon' [spuːn] is a small, shallow bowl attached to a handle, used for eating or cooking. It can be used to stir coffee, serve soup, feed a baby, or add sugar to tea. The phrase 'born with a silver spoon in one's mouth' refers to being born into a wealthy family. 'Spoon-feed' means giving too much help or information, while 'spoon out' means removing something from a container with a spoon.

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