aromatic substances of vegetable origin used as a preservative
any of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food
spiciness, spice, spicery(verb)
the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored
spice, spice up(verb)
make more interesting or flavorful
"Spice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer"
zest, spice, spice up(verb)
add herbs or spices to
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
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
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
to fill or impregnate with the odor of spices
to render nice or dainty; hence, to render scrupulous
Origin: [OE. spice, spece, spice, species, OF. espice, espece, F. pice spice, espce species, fr. L. species particular sort or kind, a species, a sight, appearance, show, LL., spices, drugs, etc., of the same sort, fr. L. specere to look. See Spy, and cf. Species.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
spīs, n. an aromatic and pungent vegetable substance used as a condiment and for seasoning food—pepper, cayenne pepper, pimento, nutmeg, mace, vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, cassia, &c.: a characteristic touch or taste, smack, flavour: anything that adds piquancy or interest: an aromatic odour.—v.t. to season with spice: to tincture, vary, or diversify.—ns. Spice′-box, an ornamental box for keeping spices: (coll.) a hot-tempered person; Spice′-bush, an aromatic American shrub of the laurel family; Spice′-cake, a cake flavoured with spice of some kind.—adjs. Spiced, impregnated with a spicy odour: over-scrupulous; Spice′ful, aromatic.—ns. Spī′cer, one who seasons with spice; Spī′cery, spices in general: a repository of spices: spiciness; Spice′-tree, an evergreen tree of the Pacific United States, yielding a fine hard wood—the Mountain-laurel, California-laurel, Olive- or Bay-tree, and Cajeput; Spice′-wood, the spice-bush. [O. Fr. espice (Fr. épice)—Late L. species, kinds of goods, spices—L. species, a particular kind, &c.]
The numerical value of SPICE in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of SPICE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Oregano is the spice of life.
I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.
Compromise, if not the spice of life, is its solidity. It is what makes nations great and marriages happy.
As a digestive disease specialist I frequently recommend the spice ginger in the form of tea for nausea and abdominal discomfort.
New characters spice things up and it's also natural to the storytelling, because they're going to need people that have skill sets that can help them.
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Translations for SPICE
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- بهار, تابلArabic
- espèciaCatalan, Valencian
- Gewürz, Würze, würzenGerman
- καρύκευμα, καρυκεύω, νοστιμεύωGreek
- aliño, aderezar, aliñar, sazonar, condimento, aderezo, especia, condimentarSpanish
- mauste, maustaaFinnish
- kryddarí, kryddFaroese
- épicer, épices, épiceFrench
- spìosradhScottish Gaelic
- spezie, spezia, speziareItalian
- スパイス, 香辛料Japanese
- arōma, condītūraLatin
- GewierzLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- зачин, зачинуваMacedonian
- халуун ногооMongolian
- kruid, kruiden, specerijDutch
- krydder, krydreNorwegian
- przyprawiać, przyprawa, przyprawićPolish
- tempero, especiariaPortuguese
- пряность, специяRussian
- začimba, začinitiSlovene
- gia vịVietnamese
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