| source : web1913 | Moil \Moil\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Moiled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Moiling}.] [OE. moillen to wet, OF. moillier, muillier, F. mouller, fr. (assumed) LL. molliare, fr. L. mollis soft. See {Mollify}.] To daub; to make dirty; to soil; to defile. Thou . . . doest thy mind in dirty pleasures moil. --Spenser. | source : web1913 | Moil \Moil\, v. i. [From {Moil} to daub; prob. from the idea of struggling through the wet.] To soil one's self with severe labor; to work with painful effort; to labor; to toil; to drudge. Moil not too much under ground. --Bacon. Now he must moil and drudge for one he loathes. --Dryden. | source : web1913 | Moil \Moil\, n. A spot; a defilement. The moil of death upon them. --Mrs. Browning. | source : wn | moil v 1: work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework" [syn: {labor}, {labour}, {toil}, {fag}, {travail}, {grind}, {drudge}, {dig}] 2: be agitated; of liquids [syn: {churn}, {boil}, {roil}] 3: moisten or soil: "Her tears moiled the letter"