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4 letters words from 'moil'


3 letters words from 'moil'

OLM 5 

2 letters words from 'moil'

IO 2LI 2
LO 2MI 4
MO 4OI 2
OM 4 

All 4 letters words made out of moil

moil omil miol imol oiml ioml moli omli mloi lmoi olmi lomi milo imlo mlio lmio ilmo limo oilm iolm olim loim ilom liom

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Definitions and meaning of moil



  • IPA(key): /mɔɪl/
  • Homophone: mohel
  • Rhymes: -ɔɪl

Alternative forms

  • moile, moyle

Etymology 1

From Middle English mollen (to soften by wetting), borrowed from Old French moillier with the same meaning, from Vulgar Latin *molliō, *molliare, from mollis (soft).


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

  1. To toil, to work hard.
    • 1625, Francis Bacon, "Of Plantations":
      Moil not too much underground, for the hope of mines is very uncertain, and useth to make the planters lazy in other things..
    • 1693, John Dryden, Juvenal and Persius, "Tenth Satire of Juvenal":
      Now he must moil and drudge for one he loathes.
    • 1849, Charles Kingsley, "Alton Locke's Song":
      Why for sluggards cark and moil?
  2. (intransitive) To churn continually; to swirl.
    • 1952, Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man, Chapter 23:
      A crowd of men and women moiled like nightmare figures in the smoke-green haze.
  3. (UK, transitive) To defile or dirty.


moil (countable and uncountable, plural moils)

  1. Hard work.
    • 1928, Harry Lauder, Roamin' in the Gloamin', Chapter VII:
      I finally decided, my heart was really in my singing rather than in the drab, hardy soul- searing toil and moil of a collier's existence.
  2. Confusion, turmoil.
    • 1948, Norman Mailer, The Naked and the Dead, Part I, Chapter 5:
      Croft no longer saw anything clearly; he could not have said at that moment where his hands ended and the machine gun began; he was lost in a vast moil of noise out of which individual screams and shouts etched in his mind for an instant.
  3. A spot; a defilement.
  • (hard work): labour, labor; toil; work


Etymology 2

Of unclear origin; possibly from French meule or Hebrew מוהל(mohel, ritual circumciser), referring to the foreskin-like shape of the unwanted rim.


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.
  • (excess glass): overblow (blow molding), scrap

See also

  • gather
  • mold seam
  • pontil mark


  • Milo, OIML, limo, milo



From Proto-Tai *ʰmwɯjᴬ (bear). Cognate with Thai หมี (mǐi), Northern Thai ᩉ᩠ᨾᩦ, Lao ໝີ (), ᦖᦲ (ṁii), Tai Dam ꪢꪲ, Shan မီ (mǐi), Ahom 𑜉𑜣 (), Zhuang mui, Nong Zhuang mue. Compare Old Chinese (OC *meʔ).


  • IPA(key): /moːi˨˦/



  1. bear (animal)


  • duezmoil

Scottish Gaelic


moil m

  1. genitive of mol

  • to drudge, work hard.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)