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spade Explained

spade at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


spade at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n spade// [Sense: 1,3; Origin: Old English spadu]// [Sense: 2, 4-5; Date: 1500-1600; Language: Italian; Origin: spada or Spanish espada 'broad sword' (used as a mark on cards), from Latin spatha; SPATULA]//
1 [C] a tool for digging that has a long handle and a broad metal blade that you push into the ground: shovel//
2 also spades: [U] a playing card belonging to the set of cards that have one or more black shapes that look like pointed leaves printed on them// --the queen of spades//
3 call a spade a spade: to speak about things in a direct and honest way, even though it may be impolite to do this//
4 in spades: to a great degree, or in large amounts// --Beauty, intelligence, wealth - my mother had all of them in spades .//
5 [C] taboo old-fashioned a very offensive word for a black person. Do not use this word.:

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spade at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

138 Moby Thesaurus words for "spade":
American Indian, Amerind, Australian aborigine, Bushman, Caucasian,
Indian, Malayan, Mister Charley, Mongolian, Negrillo, Negrito,
Negro, Oriental, Red Indian, WASP, ace, backset, bail, best bower,
black, black man, blackfellow, bore, bower, boy, brown man, bucket,
burrhead, burrow, cards, clubs, colored person, coon, cultivate,
culture, cup, cut, darky, decant, deck, delve, deuce, diamonds,
dig, dig out, dike, dip, dish, dish out, dish up, dredge, dress,
drill, drive, dummy, excavate, face cards, fallow, fertilize,
flush, force, fork, full house, furrow, gook, gouge, gouge out,
groove, grub, hand, harrow, hearts, hoe, honky, jack, jigaboo,
joker, jungle bunny, king, knave, ladle, left bower, list, lower,
mine, mulch, nigger, niggra, ofay, pack, pair, paleface,
picture cards, playing cards, plow, pour, prune, pygmy, quarry,
queen, rake, red man, redskin, round, royal flush, rubber, ruff,
sap, scoop, scoop out, scrabble, scrape, scratch, shovel,
singleton, sink, slant-eye, spades, spoon, straight, the Man, thin,
thin out, till, till the soil, trench, trey, trick, trough, trump,
tunnel, weed, weed out, white, white man, whitey, work,
yellow man

spade at Danish => English Of Explained:


spade at Dutch => English Of Explained:

spade [spadə]

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spade at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:


1 [C] a garden tool with a broad metal blade and a long handle, used for digging:
Turn the soil over with a spade. * The children took their buckets and spades to the beach.
compare SHOVEL

2 (spades) [pl., U] one of the four sets of cards (called SUITS) in a pack/deck of cards. The cards have a black design shaped like pointed leaves with short stems:
the five / queen / ace of spades

3 [C] a card from the set of spades:
You must play a spade if you have one.
in spades (informal) in large amounts or to a great degree:
He'd got his revenge now, and in spades.
more at CALL v.

Spade at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Spade \Spade\, n. [AS. sp[ae]d; spada; akin to D. spade, G.
spaten, Icel. spa[eth]i, Dan. & Sw. spade, L. spatha a
spatula, a broad two-edged sword, a spathe, Gr. spa`qh. Cf.
{Epaulet}, {Spade} at cards, {Spathe}, {Spatula}.]
1. An implement for digging or cutting the ground, consisting
usually of an oblong and nearly rectangular blade of iron,
with a handle like that of a shovel. ``With spade and
pickax armed.'' --Milton.

2. [Sp. espada, literally, a sword; -- so caused because
these cards among the Spanish bear the figure of a sword.
Sp. espada is fr. L. spatha, Gr. spa`qh. See the Etymology
above.] One of that suit of cards each of which bears one
or more figures resembling a spade.

``Let spades be trumps!'' she said. --Pope.

3. A cutting instrument used in flensing a whale.

{Spade bayonet}, a bayonet with a broad blade which may be
used digging; -- called also {trowel bayonet}.

{Spade handle} (Mach.), the forked end of a connecting rod in
which a pin is held at both ends. See Illust. of {Knuckle
joint}, under {Knuckle}.

Spade \Spade\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spaded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
To dig with a spade; to pare off the sward of, as land, with
a spade.

Spade \Spade\, n. [Cf. {Spay}, n.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A hart or stag three years old. [Written also
{spaid}, {spayade}.]

2. [Cf. L. spado.] A castrated man or beast.

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spade at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a playing card in the major suit of spades
2: a sturdy hand shovel that can be pushed into the earth with
the foot
3: (ethnic slur) offensive name for a Black person; "only a
Black can call another Black a nigga" [syn: {nigger}, {nigga},
{coon}, {jigaboo}, {nigra}]
v : dig (up) with a spade; "I spade compost into the flower

spade at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


From Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » spadu|lang=ang, Inter: term » spada|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en. Cognate with Old Frisian Inter: term » spada|lang=ofs, Old Saxon Inter: term » spado|lang=osx, German Inter: term » Spaten|lang=de. Ultimately from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » sph₂-dʰ-|lang=ine-pro, whence also Ancient Greek Inter: term » σπάθη||blade|tr=spathē|lang=grc, Hittite Inter: term » |išpatar|spear Inter: rfscript » Cuneiform.


* Inter: audio » en-us-spade.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪd


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A garden tool with a handle and a flat blade for digging. Not to be confused with a shovel which is used for moving earth or other materials.
    1. 1898, Inter: w » J. Meade Falkner, Inter: w » Moonfleet Chapter 4
    2. : 'Make your mind easy,' Ratsey said; 'I have dug too often in this graveyard for any to wonder if they see me with a spade.'
    3. A playing card marked with the symbol ♠.
    4. : Ive got only one spade in my hand.''
    5. Inter: offensive » ethnic slur A black person.

      Related terms

      * in spades

  • call a spade a spade


    Inter: trans-top » a garden tool with a handle and a flat blade for digging
  • Afrikaans: graaf
  • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|lopatë|f, Inter: t- » sq|kaci|m
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|مجرفة|f|tr=míjrafa|sc=Arab
  • Armenian: Inter: t+ » hy|բահ|tr=bah|sc=Armn
  • Azeri: Inter: t- » az|kürək
  • Bashkir: Inter: tø » ba|көрәк|tr=körək|sc=Cyrl
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|рыдлёўка|f|tr=rydljóŭka, Inter: t- » be|лапата|f|tr=lapáta
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|лопата|f|tr=lopáta
  • Chechen: Inter: tø » ce|баьхьа|tr=bäẋa|sc=Cyrl, Inter: tø » ce|бел|tr=bel|sc=Cyrl
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|鏟|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|铲|tr=chǎn|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|鏟子|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|铲子|tr=chǎnzi|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|鍬|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|锹|tr=qiāo|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|鐵鍬|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|铁锹|tr=tiěqiāo|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|鐵杴|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|铁锨|tr=tiěxiān|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|鍤|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|锸|tr=chā|sc=Hani
  • Chuvash: Inter: tø » cv|кĕреçе|tr=kĕreśe|sc=Cyrl
  • Crimean Tatar: Inter: tø » crh|kürek
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|rýč|m
  • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|spade|c
  • Dutch: schop {{f}}, spade {{f}}, schup {{f}} Inter: qualifier » Flemish, Inter: t+ » nl|schep|f
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|labidas
  • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|spaki|m, Inter: t- » fo|spaði|m
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|lapio
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|bêche|f, Inter: t+ » fr|pelle|f
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ბარი|tr=bari|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Spaten
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|φτυάρι|n
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|את|tr=et|sc=Hebr
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|ásó
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|skófla
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|sekop
  • Interlingua: pala
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|pala, Inter: t+ » it|vanga|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|鋤|tr=すき, suki, Inter: t+ » ja|スペード|tr=supēdo|sc=Jpan
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|bêque|f
  • Karachay-Balkar: Inter: tø » krc|кюрек|tr=kürek|sc=Cyrl
  • Kazakh: Inter: t » kk|күрек|tr=kürek|sc=Cyrl
  • Khakas: Inter: tø » kjh|кÿрӌек|tr=kürcek|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|가래|tr=garae|sc=Kore
    • Kumyk: Inter: tø » kum|кюрек|tr=kürek|sc=Cyrl
    • Kurdish: Inter: t+ » ku|merr|f, Inter: t+ » ku|mer|f
    • Kyrgyz: Inter: t- » ky|күрөк|tr=kürök|sc=Cyrl
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|rutrum|n|alt=rūtrum
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|lāpsta|f
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|kastuvas|m
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|ашов|m|tr=ášov
    • Maltese: mgħażqa {{f}}
    • Mongolian: Inter: t- » mn|хүрз|tr=hürz|sc=Cyrl
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|spade|m
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|بیل|tr=bil|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|szpadel|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|pá|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|lopată|f
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|штыковая лопата|f|tr=štykovája lopáta, Inter: t+ » ru|лопата|f|tr=lopáta, Inter: t+ » ru|заступ|m|tr=zástup
    • Scottish Gaelic: spaid {{f}}
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|лопата|f, Inter: t- » sh|lopata|f, Inter: t- » sh|ашов|m, Inter: t- » sh|ašov|m
    • Shor: Inter: tø » cjs|кÿрек|tr=kürek|sc=Cyrl, Inter: tø » cjs|кÿрчек|tr=kürçek|sc=Cyrl
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|rýľ|m
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|lopata|f
    • Southern Altai: Inter: tø » alt|кӱрек|tr=kürek|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|pala|f, Inter: t+ » es|azada|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|spade|c
    • Tajik: Inter: t- » tg|бел|tr=bel|sc=Cyrl
    • Talysh:
    • : Asalemi: Inter: tø » tly|خلیک|tr=xəlik
    • Tatar: Inter: t+ » tt|көрәк|tr=köräk
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|kürek, Inter: t+ » tr|bel
    • Turkmen: Inter: t- » tk|bel
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|лопата|f|tr=lopáta
    • Uzbek: Inter: t+ » uz|kurak, Inter: t- » uz|belkurak, Inter: t+ » uz|bel
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|xẻng, Inter: t+ » vi|xuồng
    • Yakut: Inter: tø » sah|күрдьэх|tr=kürcex|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » one of the black suits in a deck of cards
    • Albanian: maç {{m}}
    • Arabic: Inter: Arab » البستوني (al-bastūni) {{m}}
    • Armenian: Inter: qualifier » formal Inter: t+ » hy|ագռավ|tr=agṙav|sc=Armn, Inter: qualifier » informal Inter: t- » hy|ղառ|tr=łar|sc=Armn
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|пика|f
    • Chinese: Inter: qualifier » Hong Kong 揆扇 (kuí shàn)
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|spar|c
    • Dutch: schoppen {{p}}, schuppen {{p}} Inter: qualifier » Flemish
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|poti, Inter: t- » et|pada
    • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|spaðari|m, Inter: t- » fo|spaðar|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|pata
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|pique|f
    • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ყვავი|tr=qvavi|sc=Geor
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Pik
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|μπαστούνι|n|tr=bastouni
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|pikk
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|spaði|m
    • Interlingua: spada

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|picche
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|スペード|tr=supēdo
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|picl'ye|f
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|пик|m|tr=pik, Inter: t- » mk|лист|m|tr=list|sc=Cyrl
  • Maltese: spadi
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|spar|m
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|pik|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|espada|f
  • Romanian: pică {{f}}
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|пика|f|tr=píka
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|spaid|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|pica|f
  • Swahili: Inter: t- » sw|shupaza
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|spader|c
  • Telugu: ఇస్పేటు (ispaeTu)
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|maça

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » a black person
    • Bulgarian: чернилка
    • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|negró, Inter: qualifier » very offensive Inter: t- » hu|feka
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|surtur|m, Inter: t- » is|negri|m, Inter: t- » is|niggari|m, Inter: t- » is|svertingjahundur|m, Inter: t- » is|blámaður|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Interlingua: negro
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|crioulo|m
  • Romanian: cioroi {{m}}
  • Spanish: Inter: qualifier » offensive Inter: t+ » es|negro, Inter: t- » es|mulato|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » cmn: 鍬, 锹 (qiāo), 黑桃 (hēi táo)
    • Inter: ttbc » ia: picca

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » ko: 삽 (sap)
  • Inter: ttbc » es: pala {{f}}

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » spad|ed
  • To turn over soil with a spade to loosen the ground for planting.
    1. Inter: context » videogaming To collect and statistically analyze data, for the purpose of determining the underlying random number generator structure or numeric formula.


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    Inter: head » fi|noun
  • Inter: military slang » lang=fi field cook

  • Italian


    spade {{f}}
  • Inter: plural of » spada|lang=it

  • Norwegian


    Inter: head » no|noun|g=m
  • spade (tool)


    Inter: no-noun-infl » nb-class=m1|nn-class=m1|stem=spad

  • Swedish


    Inter: sv-noun » g=c
  • spade Inter: gloss » tool


    Inter: sv-noun-reg-ar » 2=spad

  • Translation: ar » spade
    Translation: cs » spade
    Translation: cy » spade
    Translation: da » spade
    Translation: de » spade
    Translation: et » spade
    Translation: el » spade
    Translation: eo » spade
    Translation: fr » spade
    Translation: ko » spade
    Translation: io » spade
    Translation: it » spade
    Translation: kn » spade
    Translation: li » spade
    Translation: hu » spade
    Translation: mg » spade
    Translation: ml » spade
    Translation: my » spade
    Translation: nl » spade
    Translation: pl » spade
    Translation: ru » spade
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    Translation: fi » spade
    Translation: sv » spade
    Translation: ta » spade
    Translation: te » spade
    Translation: tr » spade
    Translation: vi » spade
    Translation: zh » spade

    späde at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Inter: head » sv|adjective form
  • Inter: sv-adj-form-abs-def-m » späd

  • Translation: fr » späde
    Translation: sv » späde