one of a number of soil classes having the same kinds of horizons in the same sequence and under similar moisture and temperature regimes.
verb (used with object) 1. to make unclean, dirty, or filthy, especially on the surface: to soil one’s clothes. 2. to smirch, smudge, or stain: The ink soiled his hands. 3. to sully or tarnish, as with disgrace; defile morally: to soil one’s good name. verb (used without object) 4. to become soiled: White soils […]
noun 1. the portion of the earth’s surface consisting of disintegrated rock and humus. 2. a particular kind of earth: sandy soil. 3. the ground as producing vegetation or as cultivated for its crops: fertile soil. 4. a country, land, or region: an act committed on American soil. 5. the ground or earth: tilling the […]
noun 1. the branch of civil engineering that deals with the mechanical behavior of soil and similar materials when they are compressed or sheared or when liquids flow through them. soil mechanics noun 1. (functioning as sing) the study of the physical properties of soil, esp those properties that affect its ability to bear weight, […]
noun 1. a pipe carrying wastes from toilets and sometimes from waste pipes. Compare waste pipe (def 2). noun 1. a pipe that conveys sewage or waste water from a toilet, etc, to a soil drain or sewer