|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) A long, slender, pointed rod, usually of iron, for holding meat while roasting.
2. (n.) A small point of land running into the sea, or a long, narrow shoal extending from the shore into the sea; as, a spit of sand.
3. (n.) The depth to which a spade goes in digging; a spade; a spadeful.
4. (n.) To thrust a spit through; to fix upon a spit; hence, to thrust through or impale; as, to spit a loin of veal.
5. (n.) To spade; to dig.
6. (v. i.) To attend to a spit; to use a spit.
7. (imp. & p. p.) of Spit
8. (n.) To eject from the mouth; to throw out, as saliva or other matter, from the mouth.
9. (n.) To eject; to throw out; to belch.
10. (n.) The secretion formed by the glands of the mouth; spittle; saliva; sputum.
11. (v. i.) To throw out saliva from the mouth.
12. (v. i.) To rain or snow slightly, or with sprinkles.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
spit, spit'-l (yaraq, roq; (em)ptuo): Spitting in a person's face indicated gross contempt (Numbers 12:14 Deuteronomy 25:9 Job 30:10 Isaiah 50:6 Matthew 26:67; Matthew 27:30, etc.); when performed by an unclean person it produced defilement (Leviticus 15:8) which necessitated washing the clothes and a bath. When David allowed his spittle (rir) to run down over his beard, it was his purpose to behave like a lunatic (1 Samuel 21:13). "Till I swallow down my spittle" (Job 7:19) has the same import as the English "in the twinkling of an eye" (1 Corinthians 15:52). Spittle was used by our Lord in restoring sight and speech (Mark 7:33 John 9:6) as signifying His will to cure. It was a widespread belief that spittle, accompanied with magical formulas, possessed medicinal qualities. "Oil" possessed a similar virtue. (Mark 6:13 James 5:14).
Spit (15 Occurrences)
Matthew 26:67 Then they spit in his face and beat him with their fists, and some slapped him, (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NIV)
Matthew 27:30 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head. (KJV DBY WBS YLT NIV)
Mark 7:33 And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue; (KJV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Mark 8:23 He took hold of the blind man by the hand, and brought him out of the village. When he had spit on his eyes, and laid his hands on him, he asked him if he saw anything. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 10:34 They will mock him, spit on him, scourge him, and kill him. On the third day he will rise again." (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 14:65 Some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to beat him with fists, and to tell him, "Prophesy!" The officers struck him with the palms of their hands. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 15:19 And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him. (KJV WEY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Luke 18:32 For he will be delivered up to the Gentiles, will be mocked, treated shamefully, and spit on. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 9:6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, (Root in KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 3:16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will vomit you out of my mouth. (See NAS NIV)
Leviticus 15:8 "'If he who has the discharge spits on him who is clean, then he shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 12:14 Yahweh said to Moses, "If her father had but spit in her face, shouldn't she be ashamed seven days? Let her be shut up outside of the camp seven days, and after that she shall be brought in again." (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 25:9 then his brother's wife shall come to him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face; and she shall answer and say, "So shall it be done to the man who does not build up his brother's house." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Job 17:6 "But he has made me a byword of the people. They spit in my face. (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Job 30:10 They abhor me, they stand aloof from me, and don't hesitate to spit in my face. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)