Spoiled vs Spiled - What's the difference?

spoiled | spiled |


As verbs the difference between spoiled and spiled

is that spoiled is (spoil) while spiled is (spile).

As an adjective spoiled

is of food, that has deteriorated to the point of no longer being usable or edible.

spoiled

English

Alternative forms

* spoilt

Verb

(head)
  • (spoil)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of food, that has deteriorated to the point of no longer being usable or edible.
  • Having a selfish or greedy character due to pampering.
  • Usage notes

    * Much more common in US than "(spoilt)". * About as common as "spoilt" in UK.

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    spiled

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (spile)
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    spile

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) or (etyl) , (etyl) spile.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A splinter.
  • A spigot or plug used to stop the hole in a barrel or cask.
  • *1898 , , (Moonfleet) Chapter 4
  • *:So I felt my way down the passage back to the vault, and recked not of the darkness, nor of Blackbeard and his crew, if only I could lay my lips to liquor. Thus I groped about the barrels till near the top of the stack my hand struck on the spile of a keg, and drawing it, I got my mouth to the hold.
  • (US) A spout inserted in a maple (or other tree) to draw off sap.
  • Verb

    (spil)
  • To plug (a hole) with a spile.
  • To draw off (a liquid) using a spile.
  • To provide (a barrel, tree etc.) with a spile.
  • Etymology 2

    Alteration of (pile), after Etymology 1, above.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A pile; a post or girder.
  • Verb

    (spil)
  • To support by means of spiles.
  • Etymology 3

    Alteration of (l).

    Verb

    (spil)
  • (US, dialect, ambitransitive) spoil.
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