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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

spicespaɪs(n.; v.)spiced, spic•ing.

  1. (n.)a pungent or aromatic vegetable substance, as pepper or cinnamon, used to season food.

    Category: Cooking

  2. such substances collectively.

    Category: Cooking

  3. a spicy or aromatic odor or fragrance.

  4. something that gives zest or piquancy:

    The anecdotes added spice to the speech.

  5. Archaic. a small quantity; trace.

  6. (v.t.)to season with spice.

    Category: Cooking

  7. to give zest, piquancy, or interest to.

Origin of spice:

1175–1225; (n.) ME, aph. form of OF espice < L speciēs appearance, sort, kind (see species ), in LL (pl.): wares, spices, drugs

Princeton's WordNet

  1. spice(noun)

    aromatic substances of vegetable origin used as a preservative

  2. spice(noun)

    any of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food

  3. spiciness, spice, spicery(verb)

    the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored

  4. spice, spice up(verb)

    make more interesting or flavorful

    "Spice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer"

  5. zest, spice, spice up(verb)

    add herbs or spices to

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. spice(noun)ɪs

    a strong hot-tasting substance used to give food flavor

    Indian spices

  2. spiceɪs

    interest or excitement

    Variety is the spice of life.

  3. spice(verb)ɪs

    to season food with spices

    banana bread spiced with cinnamon

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spice(noun)

    species; kind

  2. Spice(noun)

    a vegetable production of many kinds, fragrant or aromatic and pungent to the taste, as pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, allspice, ginger, cloves, etc., which are used in cookery and to flavor sauces, pickles, etc

  3. Spice(noun)

    figuratively, that which enriches or alters the quality of a thing in a small degree, as spice alters the taste of food; that which gives zest or pungency; a slight flavoring; a relish; hence, a small quantity or admixture; a sprinkling; as, a spice of mischief

  4. Spice(verb)

    to season with spice, or as with spice; to mix aromatic or pungent substances with; to flavor; to season; as, to spice wine; to spice one's words with wit

  5. Spice(verb)

    to fill or impregnate with the odor of spices

  6. Spice(verb)

    to render nice or dainty; hence, to render scrupulous


  1. SPICE

    SPICE is a general-purpose, open source analog electronic circuit simulator. It is a powerful program that is used in integrated circuit and board-level design to check the integrity of circuit designs and to predict circuit behavior.

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Translations for SPICE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a usually strong-smelling, sharp-tasting vegetable substance used to flavour food (eg pepper or nutmeg)

We added cinnamon and other spices.

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