Spade nA tool for digging, paring or cutting ground, turf, etc.
Spadeful nQuantity that fills a spade can hold.
Spademan nOne who uses a spade or works with a spade.
Spade-work nWork, lit., done with a spade; fig. pioneer(ing) work. 2. the action of doing spade-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, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad. 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.
Spanlong adjHaving the length of the span; hence brief, short.
Spanning nThat act of drawing tight; making close etc; the result of this.
Spar nA vitreous, crystalline, easily cleavable lustrous mineral.
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. 6. meagre.
Spareness nThe quality of being spare.
Spareless adjUnstinted, unlimited. 2. unsparing, merciless.
Spareful adjSparing, frugal.
Sparefulness nThe quality or state of being frugal.
Sparely advIn a sparing, frugal way or stinted manner. 2. not fully, amply or copiously.
Sparesome adjEconomical
Sparily advModerately, with restraint.
Sparingness nState or quality of being economical, frugal, sparing.
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.
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"Make Sparks fly." - cause rapid activity to take place. 2. to cause trouble or argument.
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.
Spark phr"Spark Out" - utterly extinguished, forgotten (completely), unconscious.
Sparkful adjSmart, lively, brisk.
Sparking nThe action of emitting or sending out sparks. 2. the quality of being elegant, beauty or handsome.
Sparkish adjOf a person: having a character, airs or manners of a "spark" or gallant. 2. of things characterised, appropriate to, or of a spark; of a smart or elegant make.
Sparkiness nThe state or quality of being sparky, emitting sparks or sparkle, being gay, brisk or sprucy.
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
SparklessadjFree or devoid of sparks or sparkle; emitting no sparks, without sparks.
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 billn a small nail; a castiron shoe nail; a sparable.
Sparrow-dom nThe region of sparrows; sparrowdom.
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.
Spattle nSpittle, saliva.
Spawl vbOE:spit copiously, or coarsely. 2. to expectorate. 3. to utter or speak in a coarse manner.
Spawler nA spitter, expectorater.
Spawling nThe action of spitting, expectorating, spitting saliva.
Speak vbExpress in speech; talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise. 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"Speak by the book" - to speak formally, authoritatively or accurately.
Speak phr"Speak for itself" -- to have the power to persuade someone to believe completely in its truth, worth etc., needing no further additional details or explanation. 2. to be evident or obvious.
Speak phr"Speak for yourself" - state your opinion, not somebody else's.
Speak phr"Speak of" to take account of, to make mention of.
Speakphr"Speak on." - address or talk about.
Speak phr"Speak one's mind." - to express one's views frankly and forcefully.
Speak phr"Speak out." - to speak loudly and distinctly; also, to speak unreservedly.
Speak phr"Speak the King's English." - to speak English fair accuracy, tolerably well, both in pronunciation and idiom.
Speak phr"To speak well for." - to commend; to be favorable to.
Speaker nSomeone who expresses in language; someone who talks, especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone esp. garrulous; speaker, talker, utterer, verbaliser. 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).
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.
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.
Spear nA long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon; spear, lance, shaft 2. an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish spear, gig, fizgig, fishgig, lance. 3. 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. 4. A sharp-pointed instrument with barbs, used for stabbing fish and other animals. 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.
Spear hand n the 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 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.
Speariness nThe quality or state of being speary or sharp-pointed
Speariness nThe character of being speary 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.
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.
Spear sidenThe male line of a family. Nb: "Spindle-side."
Spear thistlenThe common thistle (Cnicus lanceolatus).
Spearwort nInula hellenium; elecampane. 2. any of several species of crowfoot having lanced-shaped or linear leaves, esp. the lesser spearwort, Ranunculus flammula.
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; 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 discolouration.
Speckedness nState of being covered with specks, blemishes, maculates. 2. a specked or unsound place; " a speck home."
Speckiness nThe state of being specked or specky.
Speckled adjMarked with specks or speckles. 2. of motley appearance or mixed character.
Speckless adjHaving no speck or speckle, free from speckles, blemishes, flaws, dirt, dust. 2. scrupously clean, immaculate, spotless.
Speckleness nThe quality or condition of being speckled, spotted, stained or of a discoloration.
Speckly advFull or covered with speckles, spotted, freckled.
Speckstone nSoapstone, or a chinese variety of this; figure-stone.
Specky adjCovered or marked with specks, spotted, having specks,; discoloured.
Speech break nThe confusion or break down of communication, such as Babel.
Speechcraft nThe science or knowledge of speech.
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 parlour.
Speech island nA small area inhabited by speakers of a language or dialect other than is spoken in thhe surrounding areas.
Speechless adjDevoid, lacking or without speech.
Speechlessness nThe state or condition of being speechless. 2. the lack or loss of speech.
Speech-maker nOne who makes or delivers in public. 2. an orator.
Speechman nAppointed to speak for others. 2. a spokesman.
Speech reading nThe action on the part of deaf mutes in comphrehending speech by watching the movement of speaker's mouths.
Speechways nIdiom, colloquialism, manners of speaking. 2. ways of speaking by a community.
Speechman nAppointed to speak for others. 2. a spokesman.
Speed nDistance travelled 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. 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"Speed the plough"- to get on with something as quickly as you can.
Speed phr"To come to good speed." - to be successful.
Speed phr"Up to speed" - operating at full or optimium speed or efficiency. 2. functioning or producing at an expected, acceptable, or competitive level
Speeder nSomeone or something that speeds; specifically a driver who drives at a speed exceeding the speed limit.
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, helter-skelter, 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 travelling quickly. 2. Acting quickly or decisely in various situations.
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.
Speedless adjThe state of being without speed; devoid of speed, motionless, still, travellingg slowly.
Speedwalk nA moving walkway for conveying passengers.
Speedway nA specially reserved or prepared road for vehicles travelling at high speed.
Speedy adjCharacterised by speed; rapidity, swift, fast, without delay. 2. coming, going, arriving quickly or soon, not delayed. 3. quick, expeditious.
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.
Speerer nAn inquirer, asker, one who questions and asks question.
SpeeringnThe action of speering or 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; occas. 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.
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"to break the spell" - spoil the effect.
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.
Spell-monger nOne who deals in spellcraft, spells or performs or uses a "magic" formula as a charm; incantationer, charmer; hence one who fascinates.
Spell-soaked adjEnslaved or saturated mentally by spells.
Spell-word nMagic words, incantations and esoterica.
Spelt nThe plant "Triticum spelia."
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-all nA prodigal or wasteful person; a spendthrift.
Spete vbTo spit, expectorate.
Spettle nSpittle, spittle, saliva, spet.
Spew vbExpel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth; spit, ptyalize, ptyalise, 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, regorge, 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 frost nIce-needle.
Spider nOE. spi[thorn]re, from. AS. spinnan to spin; -- so named from spinning its web. 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 [syn: spider, wanderer. 3. a skillet made of cast iron.
Spider phr"To swallow a spider." - to go bankrupt.
Spiderdom nThe world of spiders and arachnids.
Spiderhood nThe existence of spiders.
Spiderish adjResembling a spider,
Spiderish-ness nThe quality or condition of resembling or being like a spider.
Spiderman nOne employed by a building contractor to work on the highest structures. 2. a steeple-jack.
Spider-shanks nHaving long, thin, slender legs like a spider.
Spider web nThe network of delicate threads spun by a spider to entrap its prey; a cobweb.
Spiderwort nOf the plants: Illiaceous; genus "Anthericum, earlier Phalangum.
Spidery adjRelating to or resembling a member of the class Arachnida, arachnoid, arachnidian, spiderlike, spiderly.
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 organisation 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.
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 beans" - be forthright; tell all; spill one's guts.
Spiller na shedder of 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"Spin one's wheel." -- to waste time or work fruitlessly."
Spin phr"Spin street-yarn." -- to wander from house to house, chatting and exchanging gossip.
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 .
Spindling nThe action of providing with a spindle. 2. formation of a stem, stalk, shoot in plants. 3. a splindling plant or animal. 4. the tapering of various things, such as aeroplane wings, machinery, rigs etc.
Spindling adjOf plants: slender and weakly in growth. 2. elongated implying or suggestive of weakness. 3. generally, slender, elongated, weak.
Spindle-shank nOf legs long and slender (usu. contemptuously.)
Spindle-side nThe female line of descent - NB: male side of the descent: Spear-side.
Spindrift nSometimes spelt "Spoondrift." -- Spray swept from the tops of waves by the wind and driven continuously along the surface of the sea. 2. the continious driving of snow in drifts.
Spindrift-laden adjBeing full or soakened with spindrift; spindrift-soaken.
Spin-dry vbTo dry clothes by spinning tand making use of centrifugal force.
Spin-house nA building in which persons are employed in spinning. 2. a workhouse. 3. a house of correction or penitentiary for women. 4. 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.
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 rotatinfg device. 9. A spider, esp. one who spin a web. 10. a caterpillar which spins a cocoon.
Spinning adjThat spins or produces thread. 2. that revolves, gyrates or turns around. 3. rapid, fast.
Spinningly advIn the manner of rotating or turning. 2. (slang)- in a very positive way or manner.
Spinning wheel nA household implement used for a spinning yarn or thread, consisting of a rotating spindle operated by a trendle of fly-wheel.
Spin-off nThe production as a by-product side-effect, or indirect result.
Spin out vbA skidding spin by a vehicle out of control.
Spinster nAn unmarried woman, usu. one middle-aged and living alone.
Spinsterdom nThe world or demographic of womem, unmarried, middle-aged and living alone.
Spinsterhood nA condition of being an unmarried woman; an old maid.
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.
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 sedges. 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.
Spire-steeple nA steeple surmounted by a spire; a church spire.
Spirewise advIn the manner of a tapering spire, pyramidically.
Spiring nThe action of the tapering pyramidically. 2. shooting, sprouting. summiting, rising dramatically. 3. that spires or rises up tapering to a point; soaring aloft or reaching a great height.
Spiry adjFine, slender, towering, soaring, shooting or pointing up, rising.
Spit nOE. a cooking implement. 2. a slender or sharp pointing rod. 3. rod or skewer on which fish are strung and hung out to dry. 3. a sword. 4. a 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 denotion of anger, malice, hatred. 2. to extrude or lay eggs. 3. to dig with a spade. 4. plant 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 phr"Dead spit of." - identical to.
Spit phrSpit it out --To spit on or to spit upon, to insult grossly; to treat with contempt. 2. to say it; unburden oneself.
Spitscop nA sharp-pointed hill.
Spitted adjBeing transfixed or impaled with a spit.
Spitten pplSkewered, impaled, run-through
Spitting nThe actuion of eject saliva.
Spittle nA clear, the thick, moist liquid ormatter 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, spet, spottle. 3. a quantity of salive 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.
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 phr"Put a spoke in one's wheels." -- action tended to thwart, obstruct some person or proceeding.
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 of speech, "smooth-spoken".
Spokenness nThe fact or quality of having been spoken or uttered.
Spokesman nSpokeswoman; sokeslady: one who speaks in the name of and on the behalf of another or others.
Spoky 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, spete, spit.
Spoon nA thin piece of wood, chip, splinter or sliver.
Spoor nTrack, trail, trace of wild animal, person or vehicle. 2. footprint.
Spoor vbTo track, trace, follow by spoor.
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, circularise, 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 wildfire." - so very rapidly.
Spread phr"Spread oneself" - to be indulgent, be lavish
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.
Spread phr"Spread the net more widely." - to be more comprehensive.
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.
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.
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."
Springful adjFull of spring.
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.
Springless adjHaving no motive power. 2. of persons inert, lethargic.
Springy adjSpringish soft of ground, somewhat wet through the spring.
Springtide nSpringtime; formerly called "Lent"
Springwell nSpring-head of a fountain.
Springwort nA mysterious herb having magic powers.
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 nAny 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.
Sprouty adjBuddy, growing, blossoming, germinative, seedy.
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. 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-line nA railway line connecte to a trunk line; a branch-line.
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.
Spurner nOne who strikes with the foot. 2. one who rejects or despises
Spurning nThe action of striking with the foot.
Spurred adjWearing or provided with spurs, hoofed, hosed. 2. furnished with sharp and hard spikes, claws. 3. of nature provided spur or calcarate.
Spur wheelnA cogwheel having teeth which project radially and stand parallel to the axis; a spur wheel.

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