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Spade nA tool for digging, paring or cutting ground, turf, etc.
Spade phr"Call a Spade a Spade" - speak frankly, plainly or bluntly.
Spade-beard nAn oblong shaped beard.
Spade-bone nA shoulder blade a spadebone of mutton.
Spadefish nA spiny-finned food fish of the Atlantic coast from Massachusetts to the West Indies. 2. the paddle-fish.
Spade-foot nA block-shaped foot higher than wide and tapering slightly toward the bottom. The spade foot usually terminates a tapering leg, and the top of the foot is wider than the leg. 2. the foot that is habitually used to put pressure on a spade when digging.
Spadeful nQuantity that fills a spade can hold.
Spade-handed adjHaving large, spatulated hands.
Spadeless adjwithout a spade.
Spademan nOne who uses a spade or works with a spade.
Spade-tree nA handle of a spade or shovel.
Spade-work nWork, lit., done with a spade; fig. pioneering work; basic initial work. 2. the action of doing spade-work. 3. toilsome work preliminary to a main task; preparatory, drudgery.
Spade-worker nOne who does spadework, now especially in the figurative sense of preparatory work.
Spald nA splinter, speld.
Spald vbOE: spala: substitute. 2. to splinter, break.
Spale nSparing respite or rest.
Span nThe complete duration of something. 2. the distance or interval between two points. 3. two items of the same kind; couple, pair, twosome, twain, brace, span, yoke, couplet, duo, duet, dyad. 4. a unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches). 5. a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc. bridge. 6. the act of sitting or standing astride, straddle.
Span vbTo cover or extend over an area or time period; cross, traverse, span, sweep.
Span-breadth nExtent or length, largeness of the span.
Spanless adjNot be able to be measured.
Spanlong adjHaving the length of the span; hence brief, short.
Spanning nThat act of drawing tight; making close etc; the result of this.
Spanroof nA roof with two inclined sides; a roof with equal shingle pitch on each side.
Spanwise advRelating to the direction of a span.
Spar nGypsum.
Sparry adjPertaining to gypsum.
Spare nThat which has been saved or stored away; something unused. 2. a duplicate: an item that is kept as a substitute in case the original breaks down, as an automobile or a mechanical part.
Spare vbTo refrain from molesting, injuring, killing; treat with mercy, lenience. 2. to free or relieve someone from pain, expense etc. 3. to use frugally; refraining from using exercising. 4. to dispense or dispense with; do without. 5. to be frugal; l live or act economically. 6. to be lenient or forgiving; show mercy.
Spare adjThat can be spared or used at will, disposable, available. 2. held in reserve, additional, extra, surplus. 3. having little flesh, lean, thin. 4. not lavish or abundant, scanty. 5. economical, stingy, chary, parsimonious; meager.
Spare phr"Go Spare??" - become angry, emotional or distraught. 2. be unwanted by others; be in excess in the work place.
Spare phr"In One's Spare Time" - at times when one is not carrying on ones regular job.
Spare phr"Not Spare Oneself" - exert one's utmost efforts.
Spare phr"To Spare" - more than needed.
Spareful adjSparing, frugal.
Sparefulness nThe quality or state of being frugal.
Spareness nThe quality of being spare.
Spareless adjUnstinted, unlimited. 2. unsparing, merciless. 3. thin, leanness.
Sparely advIn a sparing, frugal way or stinted manner. 2. not fully, amply or copiously.
Sparer nOne who spares; a niggardly person.
Spare rib nA cut of pork consisting of of the upper part of a row of ribs with meat adhering.
Sparesome adjEconomical
Spare time nTime not taken up by one's usual activities; leisure time.
Spare time adjRelating to time not taken up by one's usual activities; leisure time.
Sparily advModerately, with restraint.
Sparing adjInclined to save; economical. 2. frugal, saving, scanty. 3. restrained, limited; merciful.
Sparily advFrugal, scantily.
Sparingness nState or quality of being economical, frugal, sparing. 2. lack of liberality.
Spark nA momentary flash of light; flicker, spark, glint. 2. merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance; "he had a sparkle in his eye"; sparkle, twinkle, spark, light. 3. electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field, discharge, spark, arc, electric arc, electric discharge. 4. a small but noticeable trace of some quality that might become stronger; "a spark of interest". 6. a small fragment of a burning substance thrown out by burning material or by friction. 7. a beautiful and witty (intelligent) woman. 8. a lively young fellow. 9. a gallant, a beau.
Spark vbPut in motion or move to act; trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off 2. emit or produce sparks; spark, sparkle
Spark phr"A Bright Spark" - be a clever person.
Spark phr"Make Sparks Fly." - cause rapid activity to take place. 2. to cause trouble or argument. 3. there is sharp disagreement, argument, or quarrelling.
Spark phr"Spark in One's Throat." -- a man said to be thirsty has a "spark in his throat."
Spark phr"Spark Off" - to begin, initiate, start off, commence. 2. cause something violent, disturbing etc to begin; touch off. 3. to cause to explode, detonate.
Spark phr"Spark Out" - utterly extinguished, forgotten (completely), unconscious.
Spark phr"Spark Up" - to rekindle. 2. to make more exotic or ? 3. to light up; to light up a cigarette or start smoking. 4.to irritate (in conversation or debate).
Sparked adjThat has had sparks of electricity passed through it.
Sparken vbTo spark or ignite in sparks.
Sparkful adjSmart, lively, brisk.
Sparkily advIn a sparky manner
Sparkiness nThe state or quality of being sparky, emitting sparks or sparkle, being gay, brisk or sprucy.
Sparking nThe action of emitting or sending out sparks. 2. the quality of being elegant, beauty or handsome.
Sparkingly advWith or by sparks.
Sparkish adjOf a person: having a character, airs or manners of a "spark" or gallant. 2. of things characterized, appropriate to, or of a spark; of a smart or elegant make.
Sparkle nMerriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance; sparkle, twinkle,spark, light.

2: the occurrence of a small flash or spark; glitter, sparkle, coruscation. 3: the quality of shining with a bright reflected light; glitter, glister, glisten, scintillation, sparkle.

Sparkle vbReflect brightly; sparkle, scintillate, coruscate. 2. be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity; sparkle, scintillate, coruscate. 3. emit or produce sparks; syn: spark, sparkle. 4. become bubbly or frothy or foaming; foam, froth, fizz, effervesce, sparkle, form bubbles
Sparkle phr"Sparkle With" - send out sudden, sharp flashes of light, intelligence etc.
Sparkler nA diamond.
SparklessadjFree or devoid of sparks or sparkle; emitting no sparks, without sparks.
Sparklessly advWithout sparks.
Sparklike adjResembling or characteristic of a spark.
Sparkline nA smal graph of data presented as a line without axis. 2.
Sparkliness nThe state or quality of being sparky. 2. vivacious.
Sparkling adjOf an object, reflecting light as if giving off tiny sparks. 2. of a beverage, especially an alcoholic beverage, containing dissolved carbon dioxide (either naturally or that has been added) that comes out of solution in the form of many tiny bubbles. 3. (figuratively) brilliant and vivacious.
Sparklingness nThe state of being sparkling.
Sparkling water nSoda water, a form of carbonated water.
Sparkling wine nAny wine that is effervescent.
Sparkly advGiving off sparks, or small flashes of light. 2. liviely or high-spirited. 3. bubbly or effervescent.
Sparky nA wireless operator. 2. a electrician.
Sparky adjLively and animated.
Sparrow nAny of several small dull-colored singing birds feeding on seeds or insects. 2. small brownish European songbird, hedge sparrow, sparrow, dunnock, Prunella modularis. 3. one of many species of small singing birds of the family Fringilligae, having conical bills, and feeding chiefly on seeds. Many sparrows are called also finches, and buntings. The common sparrow, or house sparrow, of Europe (Passer domesticus) is noted for its familiarity, its voracity, its attachment to its young, and its fecundity; such as the house sparrow. 4. Many American species are well known; including the chipping sparrow, the sage sparrow, the song sparrow, the tree sparrow, and the white-throated sparrow. 5. Any one of several small singing birds somewhat resembling the true sparrows in form or habits, as the European hedge sparrow.
Sparrow billnA small nail; a cast iron shoe nail; a sparable.
Sparrowdom nThe region of sparrows; sparrowdom.
Sparrowgrass nFirst appeared in English around the year 1000CE via Greek and classical Latin, and by folk etymology becomes asparagus.
Sparrowhawk nA small hawk, preying on small birds.
Sparrowless adjDevoid of, or without, sparrows as a region or suburb.
Sparrowlike adjResembling, or similar to, a sparrow in some way. 2. vivacious, chirpy, frail.
Sparrow owl nA small owl (Glaucidium passerinum) found both in many parts of the world.
Sparrow spear nThe female of the reed bunting.
Sparrow-wort nThe genus: Passerina.
Sparstone nGypsum, plaster.
Spat nA petty quarrel (probably imitative of spit).
Spattle nSpittle, saliva.
Spawl vbOE:spit copiously, or coarsely. 2. to expectorate. 3. to utter or speak in a coarse manner.
Spawler nOne who spits, one who expectorates.
Spawling nThe action of spitting, expectorating, spitting saliva.
Speak vbExpress in speech; talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize. 2. exchange thoughts; talk with; "actions talk louder than words" talk, speak. 3. use language; speak, talk. 4. give a speech to; address, speak. 5. make a characteristic or natural sound.
Speak phr"A Speaking Likeness" - a very good and lifelike portrait; one that you imagine the subject will talk too you.
Speak phr"English As She is Spoke" - used of ungrammatical or unidiomatic English.
Speak phr"It Speaks for Itself" - there is no further need for explanation. evidence or discussion. it is sufficiently clear in itself.
Speak phr"Know Somebody to Speak to" - know somebody quite well.
Speak phr"Nothing to Speak Of" - not worth mentioning or attention; practically not (or nothing).
Speak phr"So to Speak" - as it were.
Speak phr"Speak Against" - make a speak opposing something.
Speak phr"Speak as One's Finds?" - for a point of view based on personal experience.
Speak phr"Speak by the Book" - to speak formally, authoritatively or accurately.
Speak phr"Speak Fair" - speak politely to.
Speak phr"Speak For (Somebody)" - to speak on behalf of, to be evidence of, to ask for beforehand. 2. make a speech in support of something. 3. express somebody else's point of view. 4. speak (eg in a debate, at a meeting) on behalf of others, be their spokesman.
Speak phr"Speak for Oneself/Yourself" - state your opinion, not the opinion of another. 2. don't speak or a make any decisions on my behalf. 3. limit your speaking about your own part in the matter or to expressing your own views, don't involve or compromise other people.
Speak phr"Speak for Yourself" - I disagree with you.
Speak Phr"Speak Highly Of" - praise.
Speak phr"Speak In Tongues" - 2.speaking in tongues.
Speak phr"Speak Of" - to take account of, to make mention of. 2. speaking of
Speak phr"Speak of the Devil" - said of someone who appears just as he/she is talked about.
Speakphr"Speak On." - address or talk about. 2. make a speech, give a talk on a particular subject.
Speak phr"Speak One's Mind." - to express one's views, not those of others, frankly and forcefully. 2. speak bluntly or frankly. 3. say exactly what one thinks.
Speak phr"Speak Out." - to speak boldly, loudly and distinctly; also, to speak unreservedly in giving one's opinion.
Speak phr"Speak Out Against" - speak bravely with conviction (on particular question).
Speak phr"Speak Out of Turn" - talk out of turn. 2. to speak when it is inappropriate or indiscreet to do so. 3. to speak when one does not have permission or the authority to do so.
Speak phr"Speaks for Itself/Themselves" -- to have the power to persuade someone to believe completely in its truth, worth etc., needing no further additional evidence, details or explanation. 2. to be evident or obvious; be self-evidence. 3. be so clear and impressive that any further comment else is unnecessary.
Speak phr"Speak the King's English." - to speak English fair accuracy, tolerably well, both in pronunciation and idiom.
Speak phr"Speak the Truth" - not tell lies; tell the truth.
Speak phr"Speak to" - address a meeting on a particular question, talk to; to exchange news. 2. have a word with somebody in the hope of getting something done (e.g. of obtaining a favor for something else). 3. scold, reproach somebody, with the view to changing his conduct for the better; to talk to.
Speak phr"Speak Too Soon" - assume something will happen before it is certain.
Speak phr"Speak Up" - talk or speak in a loud, clear voice, so that one can heard.
Speak phr"Speak Well of." - to commend; praise, to be favorable to.
Speak phr"Speak With a Forked Tongue" - lie.
Speaker nSomeone who expresses in language; someone who talks, especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone esp. garrulous; speaker, talker, utterer, verbalizer. 2. electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance; loudspeaker, speaker, speaker unit, loudspeaker system, speaker system. 3.the presiding officer of a deliberative assembly; the leader of the majority party is the Speaker of the House of Representatives. 4. one who is the mouth piece of others; especially, one who presides over, or speaks for, an assembly, preserving order and regulating the debates. 5. A book of selections for declamation. 6. audio, hardware, loudspeaker. 7. the person who is (assumed to be) talking.
Speak-easy nA shop, bar or club where alcoholic drinks or liquor is sold illegally.
Speaker-hearer nA person regarded as a user of language (a speaker-listener).
Speakerlike adjResembling a speaker in some way.
Speakerly adjBefitting a speaker or orator.
Speakerly advIn an expressive manner.
Speakership nThe office of a speaker in Parliament. 2. oratory.
Speakful adjTalkative,
Speakie nA stage play in contrast to a film; a talkie.
Speaking nThe act of speaking of, to take account of, to make mention of. 2. the act of speaking out, to speak loudly and distinctly; also, to speak unreservedly. 3. the act of speaking well for, of commending; to be favorable to. 4. the act of speaking with, of conversing with. 5. to saying; telling; talking; conversing; discoursing; articulating; pronouncing; uttering. 6. the act of uttering words. 7. the act of public declamation; oratory. 8. same as squeaking. Applied to a hinged joint that is fitted too tightly and that rubs on the stop or rebate.
Speaking adj Uttering speech; used for conveying speech. 2. Seeming to be capable of speech; hence, lifelike; as, a speaking likeness. 3. a slight acquaintance with a person, or one which merely permits the exchange of salutations and remarks on indifferent subjects.
Speaking head nFables and romance tells of a variety of artificial heads that could speak, as the brazen head of Roger Bacon etc. 2. a television reporter, usually from an outside broadcast location.
Speakingly advSpeak in an expressive way.
Speakworthy adjWorthy of mention; worthy of being mentioned; mentionable.
Spear nIf a knight kept the point of his spear forward when he entered a strange land; it was a declaration of war; if he carried it on his shoulder with the point behind him, it was a token of friendship. 2. long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon; spear, lance, shaft 3. an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish spear, lance; a sharp-pointed instrument with barbs, used for stabbing fish and other animals. 4. a long, pointed weapon, used in war and hunting, by thrusting or throwing; a weapon with a long shaft and a sharp head or blade; a lance. 5. a shoot, as of grass; a spire. 5. the feather of a horse. 6. the rod to which the bucket, or plunger, of a pump is attached; a pump rod. 6. a spire.
Spear vbTo pierce with a spear. 2: thrust up like a spear; spear, spear up. 3. to shoot into a long stem, as some plants. 4 to kill with a spear; as, to spear a fish.
Spearfast nA saw tooth for hand cross-cut saws, very fast for cutting softwoods..
Spearfish nA powerful marine fish genus (Tetrapus) with a long snout, related to the swordfish.
Spear-fisher nOne who uses a spear to impale fish.
Spearfishing nA form of fishing in which the fisherman attempts to impale the fish upon a spear, which may be thrown or thrust by hand or with a spear.
Spearfoot nThe right hand foot of a horse.
Speargrass nAny of several variety of unrelated grasses in some way reminiscent of a spear, as three-awn wiregrass, tangle-head, bluegrass etc.
Spear hand nThe hand in which a horseman holds a spear; the right hand.
Spearhead nThe point of a spear or lance. 2. the military unit which lead in a mass attack on enemy positions. 3. to lead a movement. 4. the chief goal score in a sporting team,esp in many of the modern forms of football; the chief goal-kicker.
Spearhead vbTo be in the lead of an attack.
Spearheading nThe action of leading in an attack or a project.
Speariness nThe quality or state of being like a spear or sharp-pointed
Speariness nThe character of being spearlike or sharp-pointed.
Spearing nThe act of piercing and or killing with a spear. 2. an illegal tackle in ice hockey which a player jabs an opponent with the end of the stick's blade or the top end of stick, resulting in a penalty.
Spearing adjPiercing, sudden pain, usu. in the side of the body.
Spearless adjWithout a spear.
Spearlike adjResembling or similar to a spear; sharp-pointed.
Spearmaker nOne who makes a spear.
Spearman nA soldier or man, who is armed with a spear.
Spearmint nCommon garden herb having clusters of small purplish flowers yielding an oil used as a flavouring.
Spearminty adjResembling or characteristic of spearmint.
Spear phishing nThe fraudulent practice of sending emails ostensibly from a known or trusted sender in order to induce targeted individuals to reveal confidential information.
Spear-play nFighting (or practice exercised) with spears.
Spearshaft nThe shaft of a spear.
Spear sidenThe male line or branch of a family. Nb: "Spindle-side or distaff side."
Spear thistlenThe common thistle (Cnicus lanceolatus).
Spear-thrower nA handheld tool used as a lever to increase the throwing distance and penetrating force a spear or dart; a woomera.
Spearwood nA native name in Australia for numerous woods that are suitable for making spears.
Spearwort nAny of several species of crowfoot having lanced-shaped or linear leaves, esp. the lesser spearwort,
Speary adjResembling a spear, slender, sharp-pointed, keen.
Speck nA very small spot; a pinpoint. 2. a tiny piece of anything, an atom, molecule, particle, corpuscle, mote. 3. a slight but appreciable amount; a touch, hint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot. 3. the blubber of whales or other marine mammals; also, the fat of the hippopotamus. 4. a small discolored place in or on anything, or a small place of a colour different from that of the main substance; a spot; a stain; a blemish; as, a speck on paper or cloth; specks of decay in fruit. 5. a very small thing; a particle; a mite; as, specks of dust; as in not a speck of money.
Speck vbTo produce specks in or on something. 2. specking; 3.to cause the presence of specks upon or in, especially specks regarded as defects or blemishes; to spot; to speckle; as, paper specked by impurities.
Specked adjCovered or having specks, stains, very small spots or discoloration.
Speckedness nState of being covered with specks, blemishes, spots.
Speckiness nThe state of being specked or specky.
Speckless adjHaving no speck or speckle, free from speckles, blemishes, flaws, dirt, dust. 2. scrupulously clean, immaculate, spotless.
Specklike adjResembling or characteristic of a speck in some aspect.
Speckness nThe quality or condition of being speckd, spotted, stained or of a discoloration.
Speckly advFull or covered with specks, spotted, freckled.
Speckstone nSoapstone, or a Chinese variety of this; figure-stone.
Specky adjCovered or marked with specks, spotted, having specks; discolored. 2. slightly or partially spotted.
Speech nThe faculty of uttering articulate sounds or words; the ability to speak or to use vocalizations to communicate. 2. a session of speaking; a long oral message given publicly usually by one person. 3. a style of speaking. 4. (grammar) speech reported in writing; see direct speech, reported speech. 5. a dialect or language.

6. talk; mention; rumor.

Speech phr"Speech Was Given to Man to Hide His Thoughts' - the true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them.
Speech break nThe confusion or break down of communication, such as Babel.
Speechcraft nThe science or knowledge of speech.
Speech day nThe annual prize-giving day at school when it is customary to invite a guest to make a speech and to award prizes for academic and sporting excelence.
Speech feelings nThe emotional and attitudianal aspect of speech.
Speechful adjFull of speech. 2. possessing power of speech. 3. loquacious, talkative.
Speechfulness nThe action of speaking, loquaciousness, talkativeness.
Speech-house nA hall, room, a building set apart for speechs, conferences etc. 2. a court-house; monastic parlor.
Speeching nThe act of making a speech.
Speech island nA small area inhabited by speakers of a language or dialect other than is spoken in the surrounding areas.
Speechless adjDevoid, lacking or without speech. 2. without the power of speech. 3. at a loss for words; silent.
Speechlessly advIn a speechless manner, without speaking.
Speechlessness nThe state or condition of being speechless. 2. the lack or loss of speech.
Speechlike adjResembling natural human speech, as the mimic of the parrot.
Speechlore nThe science, study or knowledge of language or speech; linguistics. 2. philology; grammar.
Speech-maker nOne who makes or delivers in public. 2. an orator.
Speech-making nThe delivery of speeches, oratory, rhetoric.
Speechman nAppointed to speak for others. 2. a spokesman.
Speech reading nThe action on the part of deaf mutes in comprehending speech by watching the movement of speaker's lips and mouths.
Speechways nIdiom, colloquialism, manners of speaking. 2. ways of speaking by a community.
Speechworthy adjWorthy of speech or being spoken.
Speechwriter nSomeone who writes speeches for others, especially as a profession.
Speech-writing nThe craft or activity of writing speeches, usually for delivery by someone else.
Speechy adjfull of speech or words; verbose.
Speed nDistance traveled per unit time. 2. a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens; speed, swiftness, fastness, velocity. 3: changing location rapidly, speed, speeding, hurrying. 4. the ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a (camera)lens system, focal ratio. 5. the act or state of moving swiftly; swiftness; velocity; rapidly; rate of motion; dispatch; as, the speed of a horse or a vessel. 6. a central nervous system stimulant. an amphetamine, that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression, amphetamine, pep pill, upper, speed.
Speed vbTo move fast; to rush, to hotfoot, to hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush, to along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it. 2: move faster; accelerate, speed up, speed, quicken, slow, slow down, slow up. 3. to move very fast; at breakneck speed, to travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip. 4: travel at an excessive or illegal velocity. 5. cause to move faster; accelerate, speed, speed up.
Speed nProsperity in an undertaking; favorable issue; success "for everyone's speed." 2. One who, or that which, causes or promotes speed or success. [Obs.) God speed, good speed; prosperity. See Godspeed. 4. haste; swiftness; celerity; quickness; dispatch; expedition; hurry; acceleration. 5. abundance, power, might. 6. success, prosperity, good fortune, profit. 7. advancement, furtherance, lot. 8. one, who or that which succeeds, prosperity, success. 9. in context implying an evil plight or awkward situation.
Speed vbTo cause to be successful, or to prosper; hence, to aid; to favour; to meet with success or good fortune. 2. to cause to make haste; to dispatch with celerity; to drive at full speed; hence, to hasten; to hurry. 3. to hasten to a conclusion; to expedite. 4. to hurry to destruction; to put an end to; to ruin; to undo. 5. to wish success or god fortune to, in any undertaking, especially in setting out upon a journey; as God speed you; me , them, etc., may God speed you; or, may you have good speed. 6.to dispatch; hasten; expedite; accelerate; hurry. 7. To go; to fare. (Obs) 8. to experience in going; to have any condition, good or ill; to fare. 9. to fare well; to succeed, to have success; to prosper; to attain one's purpose or desire. 10. to be expedient (obs). 11. to provide or furnish with something. 11. to further or bring to an end desired. 12. appointed or elected to do something. 13. to dispatch, destroy, kill a person.
Speed phr"At Speed" - moving quickly.
Speed phr"Come to Good Speed." - to be successful.
Speed phr"Speed of Light" - in Physics the speed of electromagnetic radiation in a perfect vacuum. 2. a very rapid speed.
Speed phr"Speed the Plough"- to get on with something as quickly as you can.
Speed phr"Speed Up" - go faster; quicken one's speed. 2. move or work at greater speed; quicken up.
Speed phr"Up to Speed" - operating at full or optimum speed or efficiency. 2. functioning or producing at an expected, acceptable, or competitive level.
Speed boarder nA person who practices extreme sport of speed boarding.
Speed boarding nThe sport of speed boarding.
Speedboat nA motor boat designed for high speed.
Speed boating nThe recreational act of traveling in a speedboat.
Speeder nSomeone or something that speeds; specifically a driver who drives at a speed exceeding the speed limit.
Speed flying nAn air sport, a variant of paragliding, focusing on high speed passes, skimming close to the ground and features of the terrain.
Speedful adjFull of speed in any sense; quick, efficient, effective or brief manner. 2. successful, prosperous, effectual, efficient. 3. full of speed, hasty, speedy,
Speedfully advIn a quick or effective manner; in a speedful manner. 2. in a speedy and effective manner.
Speedfulness nThe state or condition of having rapidity in moving, going, travelling, proceeding with swiftness and celerity. 2. relative rapidity in moving, going etc. 3. the rate of motion or progress. 4. full speed ahead; full maximum or optionable rate of motion.
Speediful adjSpeedy, prompt.
Speedihood nSwiftness, rapidity.
Speedily advWith rapid movements; quickly, rapidly, speedily. 2. in a speedy manner. 3. apace, at flank speed, at once, by forced marches, cursorily, decisively, directly, double-quick, expeditiously, fast, feverishly, flat-out, forthwith, full tilt, furiously, hand over fist, hand over hand, hastily, with haste, hell for leather, hell-bent, helterskelter, hotfoot, hurriedly, hurry-scurry, immediately, in double-quick time, in no time, in passing, instantly, on the double, posthaste, promptly, pronto, right away, right off, slapdash, smartly, snappily, straightaway, summarily, superficially, swiftly, with all haste, with all speed, with rapid strides.
Speediness nThe state of traveling quickly. 2. acting quickly or decisively in various situations. 3. speed, haste, celerity
Speeding nA lot of hap in regards to respect. 2. travel or moving at high speed, esp. by motor vehicles,travel unsafe or reckless speed or above a specified speed limit.
Speeding adjMoving with speed, speedy, rapidly.
Speedingly advWith speed; rapidly.
Speedless adjThe state of being without speed; devoid of speed, motionless, still, traveling slowly.
Speedloader nA device for loading a firearm or magazine with loose ammunition very quickly. 2. a turboload mechanism.
Speed network nThe act of creating professional relationships through briefly meeting with candidates and exchanging contact details, akin to speed dating.
Speed queen n(Slang) a female speed freak; a woman who abuses stimulants.
Speed-read vbTo read quickly, or at an accelerated rate, while maintaining a high level of comprehension of the material read.
Speed-reading nReading at an accelerated rate while maintaining a comprehension level of the material read.
Speedshift nA renegotiation of the datarate over a telecommunication link.
Speedster nA speeder. 2. an automobile, usually having two seats, designed for speed.
Speed-up nAn increase in the speed or rate of working.
Speedwalk nA moving walkway for conveying passengers.
Speed walking nPower-walking.
Speedway nA specially reserved or prepared road for vehicles traveling at high speed. 2. a highway for fast motor traffic.
Speedwell nAny small herbaceous plant of the genus veronica, with tiny white, blue or purple flowers.
Speedwork nPhysical exercise that concentrates on speed.
Speedy adjCharacterized by speed; rapidity, swift, fast, without delay. 2. coming, moving, going, arriving quickly or soon, not delayed. 3. quick, expeditious, without delay, prompt.
Speer nA question, inquiry, asking, tracing, seeking out. 2. demand the return, both formally and informally.
Speer vbTo put or ask a question or questions; make inquiries, to ask. 2. to inquire one's way; proceed or go to a place. 3. to inquire or ask what, who, how. 4. to make inquiries concerning or about. 5. to ask questions regarding a thing or fact as of a person. 6. to request a return of money. 7. to trace, find out by inquiry. 8. to call upon or demand formally.
Speer phr"Speer at" - to question.
Speerer nAn inquirer, asker, one who questions and asks question.
SpeeringnThe action of inquiring by interrogation. 10. the task of obtaining information obtained by inquiries.
Speight nGreen woodpecker, wood spite.
Speld nA flake, particle from a fire, a spark. 2. a chip, splinter.
Spele vbTo take or stand in the place of another. 2. to represent. 3. to spare or save something. 4. to leave over, to use sparingly or frugally. 5. to set aside, neglect. 6. to spare a person; to leave unpunished or unharmed. 7. to respite from death.
Speliend nA vicar, minister of religion, reverend. See also walend, haliend etc.
Spelk nA surgical splint. 2. a splinter, chip, strip of wood. 3. a thatching rod.
Spelk vbTo fasten with a splint or a spelk; esp. to bind or join a broken limbs, bones by means of a splint.
Spelking nThe act of joining or mending by a surgical splint.
Spell nA discourse, article, narrator, speech; occasional idle talk, fable. 2. to set spell on end: to begin to talk. 3. sermon, narrative, or tale; also OE. a subject of discourse. 3. a set of words; formula or verse. 4. charms and incantations found the world over in folklore and superstition.
Spell nA splinter, chip, fragment, fragment. 2. bar, rail, fragment. 3. a set of persons taking a turn of work in order to relieve others; relief gang or shift. 4. a turn of work taken by a person or set of persons in relief of others?.
Spell phr"Break the Spell" - spoil the effect.
Spell phr"Have a Spell" - have a rest
Spell phr"Under the Spell Of" - fascinated, influenced by.
Spell-bind vbBind with or as if with a spell; entrance.
Spell-binder nA political speaker capable of holding an audience spell-bound or fascinated.
Spell-bound adjBound, fascinated, intrigued as if under the control of a spell.
Spellcraft nThe lore and learning of spells, charms and incantations.
Speller nA preacher, gossiper, mountebank.
Spell-free adjFree or unaffected by spells and witchery.
Spelling nSpeaking, talking, gossiping, uttering.
Spellmaker nOne who makes spell or charms.
Spell-making nThe process of making spells or charms.
Spell-monger nOne who deals in spellcraft, spells or performs or uses a "magic" formula as a charm; one who chants incantations, charmer; hence one who fascinates.
Spell-soaked adjEnslaved or saturated mentally by spells.
Spell-weaver nOne who creates magic spells.
Spell-word nMagic words, incantations and esoteric words.
Spelt nThe plant "Triticum spelia" also called German wheat.
Spend vb To expend money or any other possession; to consume, use, waste, or part with, anything; spends freely. 2. to waste or wear away; to be consumed; to lose force or strength; to vanish; as, energy spends in the using of it. 3. To be diffused; to spread. 4. (Mining) To break ground; to continue working. 5. to weigh or lay out; to dispose of; to part with; as, to spend money for clothing. 6. to bestow; to employ; -- often with on or upon. 7. to consume; to waste; to squander; to exhaust; as, to spend an estate in gaming or other vices. 8. to pass, as time; to suffer to pass away; as, to spend a day idly. 9. To exhaust of force or strength; to waste; to wear away; as, the violence of the waves was spent.
Spend phr"Spend a Penny" - to urinate or defecate (with reference to coin-operated locks of public toilets).
Spend phr"Spend a Sleepless Night" - to worry about a something.
Spend phr"Spend Time On" - to dedicate time to an activity.
Spend phr"Spend Time with" - to accompany someone for leisure; to hang out.
Spend-all nA prodigal or wasteful person; a spendthrift.
Spender nA person who spends money.
Spending nAn amount that has been, or is planned to be spent.
Spend-up nAn occasion when money is spent in a careless and even reckless manner.
Spendworthy adjWorthy of song or of being sung. 2. worthy of being sung about.
Spete vbTo spit, expectorate.
Spettle nSpittle, spittle, saliva, spet.
Spew vbExpel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth; spit, spew, spue. 2. eject or send out in large quantities, also metaphorical: "the volcano spews out molten rocks every day"; spew out, eruct. 3. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth. vomit, vomit up, purge, cast,sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regurgitate, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up 4. to eject from the stomach; to vomit. 5. to cast forth with abhorrence or disgust; to eject. 5. to eject seed, as wet land swollen with frost.
Spew nThat which is vomited; vomit. 2. barf, be seasick, be sick, belch, break out, bring up, burst, burst forth, burst out, cascade, cast forth, chuck up. 3. fourth swarm of bees in a year. 2. a wet marshy place of ground; a place in a field where water comes up.
Spew phr"Spew Out" - come out, issue in a thick, unpleasant stream.
Spew phr"Spew Up" - to vomit.
Spewer nOne who spews or vomits.
Spew frost nIce-needle.
Spewiness nThe state of being spewy; naseous.
Spewing nMaterial spewed or vomited.
Spewy adjMoist; marshy, emitting water.
Spider nOE. spi[thorn]re, from. AS. spinnan to spin; -- so named from spinning its web; a walker-weaver (kenning). 2.predatory arachnid with eight legs, two poison fangs, two feelers, and usually two silk-spinning organs at the back end of the body; they spin silk to make cocoons for eggs or traps for prey 2. a computer program that prowls the internet looking for publicly accessible resources that can be added to a database; the database can then be searched with a search engine. 3. a skillet made of cast iron. 4. the assembled spokes for a wheel or pulley pattern.
Spider phr"Swallow a Spider." - to go bankrupt.
Spider crab nAny of various crabs of the family Majidae with a pear-shaped body and long thin legs.
Spiderdom nThe world of spiders and arachnids.
Spidered adjInfested by spiders; covered by cobwebs.
Spiderfear nThe fear of spiders; arachnophobia; spidershy.
Spiderhole nA small, usually camouflaged hole dug in the ground where someone can hide; a foxhole.
Spiderhood nThe existence of spiders.
Spiderish adjResembling a spider,
Spiderish-ness nThe quality or condition of resembling or being like a spider.
Spiderkind nAll spiders considered as a group.
Spiderless adjWithout or free of spiders.
Spiderlike adjLike a spider.
Spiderlily nThe common name of different plant species within the Amaryllidaceae.
Spiderline nA thread of spider web.
Spiderman nOne employed by a building contractor to work on the highest structures. 2. a steeple-jack.
Spider mite nA plant feeding mite, wit one species a serious garden hothouse pest (red spider)
Spiderness nThe state or quality of being a spider.
Spider-shanks nHaving long, thin, slender legs like a spider.
Spider-shy nFearing or phobic about spiders.
Spiderwasp nOne of the solitary wasp in the Pompilidae family, which feed on spiders.
Spider web nThe network of delicate threads spun by a spider to entrap its prey; a cobweb.
Spiderwebby adjResembling a spider web.
Spiderwort nSeveral plants having flowers with long hairy stamens. 2. a perennial plant of the Tradesantia genus , found in clumps in woodlands and meadows.
Spidery adjRelating to or resembling a member of the class Arachnida, arachnoid, arachnidian, spiderlike, spiderly. 2. elongated and thin (spidery handwriting).
Spill nA throwing from a horse, vehicle, tumble, an upset, a fall. 2. a downpour or dropping of liquid; a quantity spilled. 3. a vacating of position in an organization to allow those positions to be filled again by application and interview. 4. a slight breeze. 5. a difference in light, esp. by the area intended to be illuminated. 6. a wood shaving in spiral form.
Spill vbTo destroy, kill, deprive of life; put an end to life. 2. to put or bring to death, slay, kill; cause death, slaughter. 3. to destroy, kill oneself, suicide. 5. to destroy, ruin, (the soul) by offence; to sin against moral laws. 6. to wreak, devastate, spoil, ruin by demolition. 7. to despoil, deprive of something.
Spill phr"Spill the Blood of" - kill or injure a person.
Spill phr"Spill One's Guts" - to confess, or to divulge secrets, typically speaking freely and at length after a charge or motive or an incentive.
Spill phr"Spill Out/Of" - overflow, run over the side of a container. 2. emerge suddenly, and in a scattered disorganized way.
Spill phr"Spill Over" - overflow. 2. of a surplus population to forced to move because of overcrowding. 3. be greater than , exceed the number a town or city can accommodate.
Spill phr"Spill the Beans" - divulge information etc esp. unintentionally or indiscreetly. 2. be forthright; tell all; spill one's guts.
Spillback nThe blockage of an intersection by traffic as a result of the traffic lights changing and preventing progress.
Spiller nOne who sheds blood; one who spills or sheds blood. 2. a killer or destroyer of life.
Spilling nThe action of destroying, spoiling or marring. 2. the action of wasting, wasteful employing of. 3. the action of causing water or other liquids to flow out or run out wastefully; shedding, effusing. 4. the action of causing air to escape, the escape of air. 5. that which spilt. 6.
Spillover nThat which spills over. 2. the process of spilling. 3. an incidental development; a consequence, repercussion, a by-product. 4. the results from spilling over; incidentally developed.
Spill-spilling adjThat which is repeatedly spilling.
Spill-stream nSmall stream or tributary created by the overflow or spill of waters from a larger river etc. 2. a spill-water
Spillway nA natural feature providing a channel or passage for the escape of surplus waterfrom a lake. 2. a channel or slope built to carry away surplus water from a reservoir or lake.
Spilly adjExhibiting spills or dirty seams.
Spilquern nA whirligig or top.
Spilt adj(ppl. or adj. of spilt) spoiled, ruined, destroyed. 2. rendered unwholesome or unfit for food through being keep too long, as in " Don't cry over spilt milk.". 3. of liquids that are allowed to flow over or run out, esp. in a wasteful or accidental manner.
Spilter nA splinter, fragment.
Spilth nThe action or fact of spilling.
Spin nSwift whirling motion (usually of a missile). 2. the act of rotating rapidly; spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl. 3. a short drive in a car. 4. rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral; tailspin. 5. a distinctive interpretation; especially used by politicians to sway public opinion.
Spin vbTo revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; spin, spin around, whirl, reel. 2. to stream in jets, of liquids; as in "the stream spun its way through the woods" 3: cause to spin; whirl, birl, spin, twirl. 4: make up a story. 5. form a web by making a thread; like spiders and caterpillars. 6. work natural fibers into a thread; spin silk like a silk worm. 7. twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation. 8: prolong or extend; "spin out a visit".
Spin phr"Be In a Tailspin" - (of a plane) to be falling very fast. 2. fig. unable to be in control of a difficult situation.
Spin phr"Make One's Head Spin" - confuse, discombobulate.
Spin phr"Spin a Yarn?" - tell an untrue story. 2. tell a fanciful story, especially designed to mislead, impress or get rid of.
Spin phr"Spin Down" -of a rotating body) to reduce its speed of rotation. 2. (figuratively) to diminish in energy; to slow down or peter out; to be gradually canceled or ended. 3. (computing, intransitive, of a disk drive) To reduce its spinning speed from that required for reading and writing.
Spin phr"Spin Off" - the production as a by-product side-effect, or indirect result of a product or material developed for a higher technological project. 2. throw off by centrifugal force in spinning.
Spin phr"Spin One's Wheels" - to waste time or work fruitlessly.
Spin phr"Spin Out" - a skidding spin by a vehicle out of control. 2. make (a story, money, etc.) last as long as possible. 3. spend or consume (time, one's life etc ., by discussion or in an occupation etc.)
Spin phr"Spin Street Thread" - spread gossip, rumors etc.
Spin phr"Spin Street-yarns." - to wander from house to house, chatting and exchanging gossip. 2. rumor-mongering; muck-raking.
Spincop nA spider.
Spindle nOf limbs (or persons) -- thin, slender, a lacking of robustness. 2. of cereals with slender stalks and formed ears. of flowering plants implying in growth; esp. rapid growth or attenuation into something slender thin or unsubstantial. 3. a pin in a spinning wheel used for twisting or winding in the thread. 4. a small bar with with tapered ends used for the same purpose in hand spinning. 5. a pin bearing the bobbin of a spinning machine. 6. a pin or axis that revolves or which something revolves. 7. a turned piece of wood uses as a banister, chair leg etc. 8. a spindle-shape of microtubules form when a cell divides. 9. a varying length of measure for yarn.
Spindle vbHave, or grow into a new slender form.
Spindle-berry nThe fruit of a spindle tree.
Spindleful adjAs much as a spindle ca hold.
Spindle-shaped adjHaving a circular cross-section and tapering towards each end. 2. shaped like a spindle, i.e. long thin and tapering at both ends.
Spindle-shank nOf legs long, thin and slender (usu. contemptuously.)
Spindle-side nThe female line of descent - NB: male side of the descent: Spear-side.
Spindle-tree nA tall bushy shrub, yielding a hard-grained wood used foe spindles, skewers, etc. 2. dogwood.
Spindlework nDecorative trim around a porch.
Spindliness nThe quality of being spindly.
Spindling nThe action of providing with a spindle. 2. formation of a stem, stalk, shoot in plants. 3. a spindling plant or animal. 4. the tapering of various things, such as airplane wings, machinery, rigs etc.
Spindling adjOf plants: slender and weakly in growth. 2. elongated implying or suggestive of weakness. 3. generally, slender, elongated, weak. 4. disproportionately tall and slim.
Spindly adjLong or tall or thin; thin or weak.
Spindom nThe realm, sphere of political spin.
Spin-dry vbTo dry clothes by spinning and making use of centrifugal force.
Spinfoam nA topological structure made out of two-dimensional faces that represents one of the configurations that must be summed to obtain a Feynman's path integral description of quantum gravity.
Spinful adjHeavily spinning.
Spin-house nA building, a workhouse, in which persons are employed in spinning. 2. a house of correction or penitentiary for women, especially prostitutes. 3. a spinning-house; a mill; a building set aside for the purpose of spinning
Spinless adjHaving no spin or no tendency to spin. 2. straight talking, honest, trustworthy; devoid of semantic slyness. 3. devoid of political spin.
Spinlike adjHaving the characteristics off something that spins.
Spinlock nIn computing, a lock which causes a thread trying to acquire it simply to wait on in a loop (spin) while repeatedly checking if the lock is available.
Spinner nA person who spins cotton, wool, yarn etc. 2. a spinner by occupation; a spinning machine. 3. a manufacturer or merchant engage in the spinning industry. 4. one who tells yarns. 5. an angling term for an artificial fly. 6. a top, teetotum. 7. a spin bowler in cricket. 7. something which moves rapidly. 8. any rotating device. 9. A spider, esp. one who spin a web. 10. a caterpillar which spins a cocoon.
Spinning nThe action of, or activities involved in , converting fibers into thread or yarn. 2. the product of spinning. 3. an instance of spinning.
Spinning adjThat spins or produces thread. 2. that revolves, gyrates or turns around in any sense. 3. of or used in the production of spinning. 4. rapid, fast.
Spinningly advIn the manner of rotating or turning. 2. (slang)- in a very positive way or manner.
Spinning mill nA mill or factory devoted to spinning.
Spinning top nA metal or wooden toy, usually conical, spherical, or pear-shaped, spinning on a point, when set in motion by hand, string, etc.
Spinning wheel nA household implement used for a spinning yarn or thread, consisting of a rotating spindle operated by a trundle of fly-wheel.
Spin-off nThe production as a by-product side-effect, or indirect result. 2. an incidental result or results especilly as a side benefit from industrial technology.
Spin out vbA skidding spin by a vehicle out of control.
Spinster nAn unmarried woman, usu. one middle-aged and living alone. An umarried woman . in Saxon times, spinning was a routine winter occupation of the female side of the household. Alfred the Great, in his will , calls the female part of his family the 'spindle side'
Spinsterdom nThe world or demographic of women, unmarried, middle-aged and living alone.
Spinsterhood nA condition of being an unmarried woman; an old maid.
Spinsterish adjResembling a spinster.
Spinsterishness nThe state or quality of being spinsterish.
Spinsterlike adjResembling or characteristic of a spinster.
Spinstership nThe state of being an unmarried woman, middle-aged and living alone.
Spinsterishness nResembling the state or condition of an unmarried woman, middle-aged and living alone.
Spinworthy adjWorthy of being spun into thread.
Spire nA stalk or stem of a plant; esp. one of a tall and slender growth. 2. the tapering top of a tree; the portion of the main stem which shoots up above the branch. 3. a flower spike; tall growing reeds or sedge. 4. a young, tender shoot or sprout; rudimentary sprout or shoots of a seed. 5. a blade or shoot of grass. 6. a blade of hair. 7. awn or beard of grain. 8. an elongated tongue of fire. 9. a sharp point. 10. branch or prong of deer horn. 11. a tall, slender, sharp-pointed summit; the highest point of a summit, peak, rock or column. 12. pyramidal heap of something.
Spire vbTo furnish with a spire or spires. 2. to shoot or point up in or as in a spire. 3. to put forth a spire or spires; to sprout.
Spired adjFurnished with a spire or spires.
Spireless adjWithout a spire or spires.
Spire-like adjResembling a spire in some aspect.
Spire-steeple nA steeple surmounted by a spire; a church spire.
Spirewise advIn the manner of a tapering spire, as a pyramid.
Spiring nThe action of the tapering like a pyramid.
Spiring adjShooting, sprouting, reaching as if to a summit, rising dramatically. 3. that spires or rises up tapering to a point; soaring aloft or reaching a great height.
Spiry adjHaving spies, tapering, fine, slender, towering, soaring, shooting or pointing up, rising.
Spit nOE. a cooking implement. 2. saliva, spittle. 3. an act of spitting or expectorating. 4. light rain or drizzle.
Spit nA slender or sharp pointing rod. 2. rod or skewer on which fish are strung and hung out to dry. 3. a sword.
Spit nA small, low-pointed tongue of land projecting into the water or sea; a long narrow reef, shoal or sandbank extending from the shore.
Spit vbEject saliva, spettle, spold or spit, sometimes as denotation of anger, malice, hatred.
Spit vbTo extrude or lay eggs.
Spit vbTo dig with a spade; plant a bush with a spade. 5. to thrust a spit through; to fix upon a spit; hence, to thrust through or impale; as, to spit a loin of veal.
Spit adjA spade-depth of a sword.
Spit phr"Dead Spit of His Father." - identical to; the exact like of his father.
Spit phr"Spit at" - direct saliva from the mouth at somebody, as a sign of contempt or defiance.
Spit phr"Spit Feathers" - to feel very thirsty. 2. to feel very angry, to sputter angrily; to spit nails.
Spit phr"Spit in Somebody's Eye" - make a gesture of contempt towards somebody, although not necessary, by spitting at him.
Spit phr"Spit in the Wind" - take on an impossible task.
Spit phrSpit It Out - to spit on or to spit upon, to insult grossly; to treat with contempt. 2. to say it; unburden oneself. 3. say what is on one's mind. 4. say what one has to say.
Spit phr"Spit Out" - send out sharply, eject from the mouth. 2. say something and angrily, as if spitting.
Spitbox nA spittoon.
Spitfire nA person of a fiery temper. 2. a type of fighter aircraft used during World War Two.
Spitless adjHaving a dry mouth; greatly frightened to the point that one's mouth goes dry.
Spitscop nA sharp-pointed hill.
Spit take nAn act of suddenly spitting out the liquid one is drinking as a reaction to something funny, especially as a technique in comedic acting.
Spitted adjBeing transfixed or impaled with a spit. 2. thrust a spit through meat. 3. pierce or transfix with a sword.
Spitten pplSkewered, impaled, run-through
Spitting nThe action of eject saliva.
Spitting snake nA venomous snake of South Africa, related to the cobras, that is able to eject its poison at some distance.
Spitting spider nScytodes thoracica.
Spittle nA clear, the thick, moist liquid or matter secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth; moistens the mouth and starts the digestion of starches; saliva, spit. 2. saliva, spittle, spottle. 3. a quantity of saliva ejected at one time. 4. a small sort of spade used for light digging, a spud. 5. a hoe, scraper, a shovel. 6. a baking implement.
Spittle vbTo dig with a small spade, to spud, to hoe.
Spittle of the Sun phrGossamer. 2. sun's spittle
Spittlewort nPellitory, Anacylcus pyrethium.
Spitty adjCharacterized by spitting. tending to spit frequently. 3. covered in saliva.
Splott nA plot or spot of land.
Spoke nOne of the set of staves, bars or roads radiating from the hub or nave of the wheel and supporting the felloes or the rim. 2. a rung of a ladder. 3. one of a set of poles adapted for carrying a coffin to the grave. 4. a saying, maxim, remark. 5. denoting speech or action intended to advance a person's interests. 6. something which impedes, obstructs; an impediment, an obstruction. 7. a beam of light; ray of sunshine.
Spoke vbTo provide a wheel with spokes. 2. to fasten a wheel with a stick or a spoke to prevent its turning.
Spoke phr"Put a Spoke in One's Wheels." -- action tended to thwart, obstruct some person or proceeding. 2. to interfere with one'ss projects and frustrate them.
Spoke phr"Spoken for" - claimed, requisitioned. (under speak)?
Spokecat nA mascot in the form of a cat.
Spoken adjPertaining to or connected with a spoke or spokes. 2. ppl of speak: uttered orally, as opposed to written. 3. speaking or having a specific kind or way of speech, "smooth-spoken".
Spokenness nThe fact or quality of having been spoken or uttered.
Spoken word nIs a performance art that is word based. It is an oral art that focuses on the aesthetics of word play such as intonation and voice inflection. It is a 'catchall' term which includes any kind of poetry recited aloud, including poetry readings, poetry slams, jazz poetry, and hip hop, and can include comedy routines and 'prose monologues'. Although spoken word can include any kind of poetry read aloud, it is different from written poetry in that how it sounds is often one of the main components. Unlike written poetry it has less to do with physical on the page aesthetics and more to do with phonaesthetics, or the aesthetics of sound.
Spokeshave nA carpenter tool for planing spokes, or similar curved surface. 2. a wheelwright tool having a blade set between two handles, used with a drawing motion in rounding and smoothing wooden surfaces.
Spokesman nSpokeswoman; spokeslady: one who speaks in the name of and on the behalf of another or others.
Spokesmanship nThe position of being a spokesman.
Spokewise advHaving the parts placed as the spokes of a wheel, radiating from a center.
Spokey adjHaving or consisting of parts arranged radially like the spokes of a wheel; radiated, radiating. 2, resembling wheel-spokes in form and arrangement.
Spold nSpittle, saliva, spit.
Sponge nAn Old English loan word from Greek. a marine invertebrate. 2. piece of porous material used for washing

porous material. 3. informal: a heavy drinker. 4. (slang): person who takes advantage of the generosity of others 5. a form of contraception. 6. any sponge-like substance, including a sponge-cake. 7. a mop for cleaning the bore of a cannon. 8. a point of a horseshoe.

Sponge vb(Slang) to take advantage of the kindness of others. 2. to get by imposition; to scrounge. 3. to deprive (somebody) of something by imposition. 4. to clean, soak up, or dab with a sponge. 5. to suck in, or imbibe, like a sponge. 6. to wipe out with a sponge, as letters or writing; to efface; to destroy all trace of. 7. to be converted, as dough, into a light, spongy mass by the agency of yeast or leaven.
Sponge phr"Sponge Down" - to clean with a sponge
Sponge phr"Sponge Off/On" - scrounge (money) from somebody. 2. live at the expense of another, taking money and assistance that one does not return. 3. sponge from or on, as a parasite or sponger, sucking up all like a dry sponge will suck up water.
Sponge phr"Throw in/up the Sponge" - yield, give up the struggle and concede that one is beaten.
Sponge-bath nA type of bathing usually carried ot in hospital which involves washing a patient (often bed-ridden) with a sponge.
Sponge-cloth nSoft, lightly woven cloth with a slightly wrinkled surface. 2. a thin spongy spongy material used material for cleaning.
Spongedown nA quick clean of something with a sponge.
Spongeful adjThe amount (of liquid) a sponge may contain.
Spongeless adjWithout a sponge (various kinds).
Spongelike adjLike a sponge, spongy.
Sponge-tree nA spiny tropical acacia, Acacia farnesiana, with a globose head of fragrant yellow flowers yielding a perfume: also called opopanax.
Spongeware nA traditional pottery decorated by spattering or sponging on color.
Spongily advIn a spongy manner.
Sponginess nThe property of being spongy.
Sponging adjHaving the characteristics of a sponge, absorbent, squishy, porous.
Sponging-house nA place of confinement where persons arrested for debt were kept for a short time, before being sent to a prison.
Spongy adjLike a sponge, especially in being porous, compressible, elastic, or absorbent. 2. (of metal) finely divided and loosely coherent.
Spoon nA thin piece of wood, shaving, chip, splinter or sliver. (Spoon ???)A bowl-shaped utensil with a long handle for conveying liquids. 3. a form of oar with a curved blade. 4. a golf club with a wood head.
Spoon phr"Born with a Silver Spoon in One's Mouth" - born with inherited privilege and/or wealth.
Spoon phr"He Who Sups with the Devil, Needs a Long Spoon" - one will need all his wits if you ally or mix with evil.
Spoon bit nA brace bit similar to a shell bit but with a more conical point.
Spoonfed adjPampered, cosseted, over-protected.
Spoonways adjClosely packed together like spoons.
Spoony adjEnamored in a silly or sentimental way. 2. feebly sentimental, gushy.
Spor nTrack, trail, trace of wild animal, person or vehicle: a footprint (footlast).
Spor vbTo track, trace, follow by spoor.
Sprat nA small sea-fish allied to the herring and pilchard.
Sprawl vbOld English spreawlian ‘move the limbs convulsively. sit, lie, or fall with one's arms and legs spread out in an ungainly way. 2. spread out over a large area in an untidy or irregular way.
Sprawl nAn ungainly or carelessly relaxed position in which one's arms and legs are spread out. 2. group or mass of something that has spread out in an untidy or irregular way. 3. the disorganized and unattractive expansion of an urban or industrial area into the adjoining countryside.
Sprawl phr"Sprawl Out" - sit or lie with the arms and legs loosely or comfortably extended or relaxed.
Sprawling adjThat sprawls. 2. extensive, expansive; sprawly.
Sprawly adjSprawling.
Spray n??A sprig of flowers or leaves, or a branch of trees with branchlets or flowers, especially slender or graceful ones. 2.a bunch of flowers decoratively arranged. 3. an ornament in similar form (as a spray of diamonds).
Spread adjDistributed or spread over a considerable extent; dispersed. 2. prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out. 3. fully extended in width; outspread.
Spread nProcess or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space; spreading. 2. a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures; "gap between income and outgo". 3. farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle); ranch, spread, cattle ranch, cattle farm. 4. a haphazard distribution in all directions; scatter, spread. 5. a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes, paste. 6. a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed; banquet, feast. 7: two facing pages of a book or other publication; spread, spread head, spreadhead, facing pages. 8. the expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age); middle-aged spread. 9: decorative cover for a bed; bedspread, bedcover, bed cover, bed covering, counterpane. 10. act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time; spread, spreading.
Spread vbdistribute or disperse widely; 2. become distributed or widespread; propagate. 3. spread across or over; overspread.

4. spread out or open from a closed or folded state; unfold, spread, spread out, open. 5. cause to become widely known; circulate, circularize, circularize, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, diffuse, disperse, pass around. 6. become widely known and passed on; go around,circulate. 7. strew or distribute over an area; scatter, spread out. 8. move outward; diffuse, spread, spread out, fan out. 9. cover by spreading something over; distribute over a surface in a layer.

Spread phr"Spread Like A Rash?" - extend thickly, especially in visible form.
Spread phr"Spread Like Wildfire." - spread so very rapidly.
Spread phr"Spread On" - place something on the surface and extend it (e.g. by unfolding or pressing) thus covering the surface.
Spread phr"Spread One's Net" - prepare to catch somebody or to get somebody in one's power or influence.
Spread phr"Spread Oneself" - to be indulgent, be lavish. 2. to talk boastfully; to act ostentatiously, to show off.
Spread phr"Spread Oneself Thin." - to attempt to do more than is feasible in the available time.
Spread phr"Spread One's Wings." - to assert authority which has not yet been conferred by one's superiors and for which may not bee ready. 2. (have the confidence to) to extend one's activities and interests.
Spread phr"Spread Out" - open the hands and extend the arms (in a gesture of surprise, helplessness etc). 2. of individuals in a group) to move away from each other.
Spread phr"Spread Over" - extend in time; over a period of time.
Spread phr"Spread the Net More Widely." - to become more comprehensive.
Spread phr"Spread to" - cause to extend more widely, affecting other places and peoples.
Spreader nA small knife for the spreading of butter. 2. one who spreads or passes on sickness or an illness to others. 3. an implement for spreading, hay, manure, gravel etc.
Spreading adjThe act of extending; extension, diffusion.
Spreadingly advIn a spreading manner.
Spreadingly advIncreasingly.
Spreadingness nTendindg to spread; having the quality of spreading.
Spreadle nOE: spraedels: a spreading place for nets.
Spread out adjEsp. spreading in a fan-shpe; fanned.
Spread-sheet nA screen-oriented inter-active program enabling a user to lay out financial data on the screen.
Spread adjTending to spread; expansive.
Spreadyness nThe tendency to be expansive
Sprenge VbOE: sprengen: to sprinkle a liquid. 2. to scatter or disperse something. 3. to scatter, spread abroad or about, distribute. 4. to sprinkle a person with something. 5. to produce by sprinkling. 6. to cleanse by sprinkling. 7. to besprinkle, besprent.
Sprengles nA sprinkle or sprinkles.
Sprent vbJump up; bounce.
Sprig n???
Spriggy adjFull of sprigs or small branches.
Spring nThe season of growth; springtime 2. a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed; "the spring was broken" 3. a natural flow of ground water; spring, fountain, outflow, outpouring, natural spring. 4. a point at which water issues forth. 5. the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length; give, spring, springiness. 6. a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards; leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce.
Spring vbTo move forward by leaps and bounds; jump, leap, bound, spring. 2. develop into a distinctive entity; form, take form, take shape. 3. spring back; spring away from an impact; bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet. 4. develop suddenly; "The tyre sprang a leak" 5. produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; "as in to spring news upon."
Spring phr"No Spring Chicken" - no longer young.
Spring phr"Spring a Leak" - let in water; crack, or perforate, so that water etc enters or escapes. . 2. develop a leak from timbers of a ship springing out of position. 3. (fig) cause or allow, privileged information to get out.
Spring phr"Spring Back" - return to a previous position after having been pushed (because it is attached to a spring or counterweight).
Spring phr"Spring Clean" - thoroughly clean and tidy. 2. freshen, put into good order or condition. 2. a systematic clean or clear out of something.
Spring phr"Spring Forward" - to move forward by leaps and bounds; jump, leap, bound, spring.
Spring phr"Spring Forward, Fall Back" - a mnemonic to advise how clocks are altered for Daylight Saving Time: time goes forward in the Spring and back in the Fall (Autumn).
Spring phr"Spring from" - appear so suddenly and unexpectedly that others do not know where one has come from. 2. have as its source or origin. 3. arrange a prisoner to escape from custody.
Spring phr"Spring In One's Step" - enthusiasm, energy or a positive outlook or cheerful attitude.
Spring phr"Spring On" - present, introduce, something to somebody, so that they he is surprised and maybe unprepared.
Spring phr"Spring Out" - appear suddenly from behind a cover, with the intention or effect of frightening somebody.
Spring phr"Spring to Life" - suddenly become active; begin to act vigourosly.
Spring phr"Spring to Mind" - suddenly occur to one (a person).
Spring phr"Spring to One's Feet" - jump up quickly from where one is sitting or lying.
Spring phr"Spring Up" - arise, develop, grow quickly.
Spring phr"Where did He/She Spring from" - where did somebody suddenly appear from.
Springald nA youth.
Springbeam nA fore and aft beam connecting the paddle beams of a ship. a beam with considerable deflection. 3. a tie beam. 4. a flexible bar at the top of a jigsaw, etc.
Spring bed nA bed with a spring mattress.
Springboard nA springy board giving impetus in leaping,diving in gymnastics or diving. 2. source of diving in any activity. 3. a platform in the side of a tree , on which a lumberjack or tree-feller stands to chop at some height from the ground.
Spring box nThe frame of a couch or sofa.
Spring breaker nSomeone on holidays during Spring.
Springbuck nSpringbok.
Spring cart nA light cart with its body mounted on springs.
Spring chicken nA young fowl for eating (originally only available in spring). 2. (especially with negatively) a young person (she's no spring chicken).
Spring-cleannThe thorough cleaning of a house or room, esp. in spring.
Spring-clean vbTo thoroughly clean a house or room, esp. in spring.
Springfish nAny of the fish in the goodied genus, Grenichys.
Springful adjFull of spring.
Spring greens adjThe leaves of young cabbage plants of a variety that does not develop a heart.
Spring growth nLuxuriant growth during Spring.
Springhalt nAnother name for stringhalts.
Spring hare nThis unusual animal, which appears to be a cross between a kangaroo and a rabbit has caused scientists much confusion. The springhare it is not actually a hare, but a rodent. It is one of two living species in the genus Pedetes, and is native to southern Africa.
Spring head nThe fountain-head, the source of a stream
Spring-heeled adjHaving or seeming to have, springs on their heels and able to jump higher than others.
Spring house nA small house or building built over a spring and used for keeping meat, milk etc., cool.
Springily advIn a springy manner.
Springiness nThe quality of being springy or elastic. 2. elasticity in movement of persons and animals. 3. capacity for sprouting or growing - the characteristic features of springtime.
Springing nThe action of the verb "to spring." 2. a set of springs in a vehicle. 3. a spring of an arch.
Springing adjThat springs or springs.
Springing cow nA cow or heifer which is close to calf.
Springless adjHaving no motive power. 2. of persons inert, lethargic.
Springlessness nThe absence of springs.
Springlike adjResembling the season of springy.
Springline nA forward spring line is tied to the dock forward of where it is tied to the boat; it stops the boat from moving aft. An aft spring line stops the boat from moving forward, and it's tied to a point on the dock aft of where the line is attached to the boat.
Spring-loaded adjContaining a compressed or or stretched spring pressing one part against another.
Springlong adjLasting throughout the entire Springtime.
Spring melt? nThe time of year, generally in the early Spring, when the snow gathered together in a pack during Winter begins to melt.
Spring rider nA bouncy, outdoors playing device, invented in the 1970s in Denmark. It mainly consists of a metal spring beneath a plastic or wooden central beam or flange, with plastic or fiberglass seats above it. When a person sits on it, the structure moves and bounces. Spring riders are common in many playgrounds. They are often designed to look like an animal or a vehicle.
Spring sail nA shuttered sail of a windmill.
Spring steel nA variety of steel, elastic, strong and tough, rolled for making springs etc.
Springtail nAny wingless insect Collembola, leaping by means of a springtime caudal part.
Spring tide nThe tide after a new and full moon when there is the greatest difference between high and low water.
Spring tide nSpringtime; formerly called "Lent"
Spring time nThe season of spring . 2. the time of spring
Spring water nWater obtained from spring, as opposed to river water or rainwater.
Springwell nSpring-head of a fountain.
Spring wheat nA type of wheat that does not require vernalization and may thus be sown in Spring for harvest in Autumn or, if the climate allows, in the autumn for spring harvest.
Springwood nThe early growth or inner part of an annual ring, earlywood.
Springwort nA mysterious herb having magic powers.
Springy adjA springy soft of ground, somewhat wet through the spring. 2. springing back quickly when squeezed or stretched; elastic. 2. (movements) as of a springy substance.
Sprit nA pole, esp. one used for propelling a boat; punting-pole. 2. a spear.
Sprit vbOE: spryttan: sprit: to germainate, shoot, sprout.
Sprot nOE:spranca - a branch of a vein or artery. 2. a shoot, sprout, stump of a tree or tooth.
Sprot nThe fish:the smelt.
Sprote nShoot, twig, root, sprout. 2. small sticks, twigs, bits of branches blown from trees. 3. a chip, sliver, splinter.
Sprotty adjTwiggy, chippy, slivery, splintery. 2. small, thin, weak.
Sprout n1150–1200; (verb, verbal) Middle English spr(o)uten, Old English -sprūtan, in āsproten (past participle; see a-3); cognate with Middle Dutch sprūten, German spriessen to sprout; akin to Greek speírein to scatter; (noun, nominal) Middle English; compare Middle Dutch, Middle Low German spruteAny new growth of a plant such as a new branch or a bud. 2: a newly grown bud (especially from a germinating seed). 3. the shoot of a plant; a shoot from the seed, from the stump, or from the root or tuber, of a plant or tree; more rarely, a shoot from the stem of a plant, or the end of a branch. 2. pl. young coleworts.
Sprout vb[OE. sprouten, spruten; sprit a spar, spout, v. t., spurt. 2. produce buds, branches, or germinate; shoot, spud, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sprout. 3. put forth and grow sprouts or shoots; "the plant sprouted early this year"; sprout, stock. 4. to shoot, as the seed of a plant; to germinate; to push out new shoots; hence, to grow like shoots of plants. 5. to shoot into ramifications. [Obs.] 6. to cause to sprout. 7. to deprive of sprouts; as, to sprout potatoes.
Sprouting nThe act of putting forth and grow sprouts or shoots.
Sprouty adjBuddy, growing, blossoming, germinative, seedy.
Sprung nA term applied to a curved member that is distorted. 2. a flexible member that is forced into position by bending.
Sprung weight nIn motor cars, the weight supported by the suspension system, as opposed to unsprung weight.
Sprouty adjBuddy, growing, blossoming, germinative, seedy.
Spun out nIn a mentally altered state, due to medication, narcotics, poison or a psychiatric condition.
Spun silk nA cheap material made of short-fibered and waste silk.
Spun yarn nA line formed by rope-yarns twisted together.
Spur nSpur OE. spure, spore, AS. spura, spor a trace, footstep, spyrian to trace, track, examine, and E. spurn; sparrow, spere, spoor, spurn. A verbalization that encourages you to attempt something; goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spurring. 2. any sharply pointed projection; spine, acanthi. 3. tubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers. 4. a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward; spur, gad. 5. a railway line connected to a trunk line; branch line, spur track. 6. An implement secured to the heel, or above the heel, of a horseman, to urge the horse by its pressure. Modern spurs have a small wheel, or rowel, with short points. Spurs were the badge of knighthood. 7. that which goads to action; an incitement. 8. something that projects; a snag. 9.one of the large or principal roots of a tree. 10. any stiff, sharp spine, as on the wings and legs of certain birds, on the legs of insects, etc.; especially, the spine on a cock's leg. 11. a mountain that shoots from any other mountain, or range of mountains, and extends to some distance in a lateral direction, or at right angles. 12. a spiked iron worn by seamen upon the bottom of the boot, to enable them to stand upon the carcass of a whale, to strip off the blubber. 8. (Carp.) A brace strengthening a post and some connected part, as a rafter or crossbeam; a strut. 13. (arch). the short wooden buttress of a post. 14. a projection from the round base of a column, occupying the angle of a square plinth upon which the base rests, or bringing the bottom bed of the base to a nearly square form. 15. any projecting appendage of a flower looking like spur; ergotized rye or other grain 16. a wall that crosses a part of a rampart and joins to an inner wall. 17. (shipbuilding) a piece of timber fixed on the bilge ways before launching, having the upper ends bolted to the vessel's side. 18. a curved piece of timber serving as a half beam to support the deck where a whole beam can not be placed a cogwheel having teeth which project radially and stand parallel to the axis; a spur wheel. 19. a sparrow; a tern.
Spur vbIncite or stimulate. 2. give heart or courage, to spur, goad. 3. strike with a spur. 4. goad with spurs. 5. equip with spurs. 4. to prick with spurs; to incite to a more hasty pace; to urge or goad; as, to spur a horse. 5. to urge or encourage to action, or to a more vigorous pursuit of an object; to incite; to stimulate; to instigate; to impel; to drive. 6. to put spurs on; as, a spurred boot. 7. to spur on one's horse; to travel with great expedition; to hasten; hence, to press forward in any pursuit.
Spur phr"Spur On" - drive, strongly encourage someone to try harder, do better, to achieve more.
Spur phr"Win One's Spurs" - formerly to be made a knight. 2.to establish, by outstanding effort one's claim to distinction
Spur beams nshort timbers in turrets, domes, steeples etc., for carrying the feet of angle ribs, rafters, etc.
Spur-less adjWithout a spur or spurs.
Spur-line nA railway line connecte to a trunk line; a branch-line.
Spurred adjWearing or having spurs. 2. having sharp spikes, claws or shoots.
Spurway nA bridle path.
Spurn vbTo strike against something with the foot. 2. to trip, to stumble. 3. to strike or thrust in a foot; to kick at something. 4. to strike with a weapon. 5. to dash, drive quickly. 6. to kick against or at something disliked or despised. 7. to manifest opposition or antipathy, esp. in a scornful or disdainful manner. 8. to strike or tread with a foot, trample, kick. 9. to reject, in contempt, to treat contemptously, to scorn, despise, to be spurned.
SpurnvbTo spurn, urge, incite.
Spurned adjRejected, scorned, disdained.
Spurner nOne who strikes with the foot. 2. one who rejects or despises
Spurning nThe action of striking with the foot.
Spurny adjInclined to spurn, reject or disdain.
Spurred adjWearing or provided with spurs, hoofed, hosed. 2. furnished with sharp and hard spikes, claws. 3. of nature provided spur or calcarate. 3. instigated, incited, stimulated.
Spur wheelnA cogwheel having teeth which project radially and stand parallel to the axis; a spur wheel.
Spurwort nA flowering plant in the Rubiacacae family, Sherardia arvensis.
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