Soil - meaning and definition. What is Soil
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What (who) is Soil - definition

AJ Cavalier; Adam Zadel; Shaun Glass; A.J. Cavalier; SOiL; Soil(Band)

(soils, soiling, soiled)
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
Soil is the substance on the surface of the earth in which plants grow.
We have the most fertile soil in Europe.
...regions with sandy soils.
You can use soil in expressions like British soil to refer to a country's territory.
The issue of foreign troops on Turkish soil is a sensitive one.
= territory
N-UNCOUNT: with supp
If you soil something, you make it dirty. (FORMAL)
Young people don't want to do things that soil their hands...
He raised his eyes slightly as though her words might somehow soil him.
= dirty
VERB: V n, V n
...a soiled white apron.
= dirty
¦ noun
1. the upper layer of earth in which plants grow, a black or dark brown material typically consisting of organic remains, clay, and rock particles.
2. the territory of a particular nation.
soil-less adjective
ME: from Anglo-Norman Fr., perh. representing L. solium 'seat', by assoc. with solum 'ground'.
¦ verb
1. make dirty.
make dirty by defecating in or on.
2. bring discredit to.
¦ noun
1. waste matter, especially sewage.
2. archaic a stain.
ME (as v.): from OFr. soiller, based on L. sucula, dimin. of sus 'pig'.
¦ verb rare feed (cattle) on fresh-cut green fodder (originally for purging them).
C17: perh. from soil2.
I. v. a.
Foul, dirty, stain, pollute, sully, tarnish, defile, taint, contaminate, daub, bedaub, begrime, besmear, bespatter, make foul, bemire.
II. n.
Dirt, filth, foulness, foul matter.
Stain, blot, spot, tarnish, defilement, taint, blemish.
Mould, loam, earth, ground.
Land, country.


Soil (American band)

Soil (often stylized as SOiL) is an American rock band that was formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1997. After some independent releases, the band was the first rock group signed to J Records and achieved mainstream success with their major label debut, Scars, in 2001. The J Records second album, Redefine, was released in 2004 and the band embarked upon a worldwide tour to follow. In late 2004, frontman Ryan McCombs left the group. He would go on to become the new vocalist of Drowning Pool the following year.

The band recruited ex-Diesel Machine vocalist A.J. Cavalier as its new singer and released two more studio albums (True Self and Picture Perfect) through independent labels in 2006 and 2009 respectively. Soil continued to tour worldwide and achieved strong independent success. The band had brief line-up changes until fall 2011.

Soil reunited with Ryan McCombs on a tour commemorating the tenth anniversary of their landmark album, Scars. The line-up is currently completed with fellow original members Tim King (bass) and Adam Zadel (guitar), who are the only two members to have stayed with the band from its inception until present. The band released their sixth studio album, Whole, in 2013. They released a greatest hits album titled Scream: The Essentials in 2017.

Pronunciation examples for Soil
1. soil?
SciShow Quiz Show - Dave Loos
2. soil. Pinot noir grows on limestone soil.
Been Doon So Long _ A Randall Grahm Vinthology _ Talks at Google
3. on sandy soil, like beach soil.
Siegel _ Talks at Google
4. The soil, we are infecting the soil.
Being Human in a Corporate World _ Gareth Chick _ Talks at Google
5. it's clay soil, whether it's rocky soil,
The Science of Whiskey _ Anthony Caporale _ Talks at Google
Examples of use of Soil
1. Microbes that live in the soil eat the soil carbon, and they tend to eat faster when the soil is warmer.
2. Anyone leasing land suspected of soil contamination will have to test the soil at the end of his lease period.
3. Hizb is an organization of Sons of the Soil fighting for their own soil and not occupying others’ land.
4. The problem is in the soil and the pot — it doesn’t get the soil and the room to grow taller.
5. The fumigant kills off weeds and soil pests in the soil before planting a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.