Definition of 'soil'
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The soil we use sets hard but also cracks. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This plant is happy in most soils but likes the sun. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Walking over wet turf and surface soil while the soil beneath is frozen damages the soil structure. The Sun (2009)They also absorb harmful chemicals from the air and the soil. The Sun (2009)Top dressing also helps to build up the moisture retention on light sandy and chalky soils. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The local soil tended to become hard packed. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)Our celebs are popular on foreign soil as well. The Sun (2015)Under pines you may well find a sandy and slightly acid soil. The Education of a Gardener (1994)The main advantages are the increase in drainage and the ability to control soil and growing conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2016)On his native soil he could be a little more direct. PHYLLOXERA: How Wine was Saved for the World (2004)Others with poor soil might use the land for industrial crops. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Just make sure you have a sunny spot with fertile soil. Times, Sunday Times (2009)These plants do not like very wet soil conditions or poor drainage. The Sun (2013)The lack of light and moisture combined with the shallow depth of soil make growing conditions harsh. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Lightly fork up the surface soil between herbaceous plants to remove footprints. The Sun (2015)The mulch will give the soil a better texture as the worms pull it downward and feed the soil. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And France love a final on home soil. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What checks were made about his background before he was allowed to set foot on British soil? Times, Sunday Times (2006)They grow in any moist but well-drained soil in a fairly sunny location. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You may have to feed the soil during the summer, as it will yield a limited amount of nutrition in a confined space. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'soil'
British English: soil /sɔɪl/ NOUN
Soil is the substance on the surface of the earth in which plants grow.
The soil here is good for growing vegetables.
- American English: soil
- Arabic: تُرْبَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: solo chão
- Chinese: 土壤
- Croatian: zemlja
- Czech: půda zemina
- Danish: jord
- Dutch: grond
- European Spanish: tierra material
- Finnish: maaperä
- French: terre sol
- German: Erde
- Greek: χώμα
- Italian: suolo
- Japanese: 土
- Korean: 흙
- Norwegian: jord
- Polish: gleba
- European Portuguese: solo chão
- Romanian: pământ
- Russian: почва
- Spanish: tierra material que compone el suelo natural
- Swedish: jord
- Thai: ดิน
- Turkish: toprak
- Ukrainian: ґрунт
- Vietnamese: đất
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