What is the difference between Spillage and Spill?

The difference between spillage and spill

is that “spillage” is the process or action of spilling and “spill” is to drop something so that it spreads out or makes a mess; to accidentally pour.




  • The process or action of spilling.
  • That which has been spilled.


  • (transitive) To drop something so that it spreads out or makes a mess; to accidentally pour.
  • (intransitive) To spread out or fall out, as above.
  • (transitive) To drop something that was intended to be caught.
  • To mar; to damage; to destroy by misuse; to waste.
  • (obsolete) To be destroyed, ruined, or wasted; to come to ruin; to perish; to waste.
  • To cause to flow out and be lost or wasted; to shed.
  • To cover or decorate with slender pieces of wood, metal, ivory, etc.; to inlay.
  • (nautical) To relieve a sail from the pressure of the wind, so that it can be more easily reefed or furled, or to lessen the strain.
  • (transitive, Australian politics) To open the leadership of a parliamentary party for re-election.
  • (transitive) To reveal information to an uninformed party.
  • (of a knot). To come undone.


  • I spilled some sticky juice on the kitchen floor.
  • Some sticky juice spilled onto the kitchen floor.
  • He was so topful of himself, that he let it spill on all the company.
  • That should have been that, but Hart caught a dose of the Hennessey wobbles and spilled Adlene Guedioura’s long-range shot.
  • They [the colours] disfigure the stuff and spill the whole workmanship.
  • Spill not the morning in recreations.
  • That thou wilt suffer innocents to spill.
  • to revenge his blood so justly spilt
  • ‘You wanted to know where we were going. Follow me. I’m going to spill it.’
  • He spilled his guts out to his new psychologist.


  • (countable) A mess of something that has been dropped.
  • A fall or stumble.
  • A small stick or piece of paper used to light a candle, cigarette etc by the transfer of a flame from a fire.
  • A slender piece of anything.
  • (mining) One of the thick laths or poles driven horizontally ahead of the main timbering in advancing a level in loose ground.
  • (sound recording) The situation where sound is picked up by a microphone from a source other than that which is intended.
  • (obsolete) A small sum of money.
  • (Australian politics) A declaration that the leadership of a parliamentary party is vacant, and open for re-election. Short form of leadership spill.


  • The bruise is from a bad spill he had last week.
  • Kit froze with the pipe between his teeth, the relit spill pressed to the weed within it.