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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bicker, bickering, spat, tiff, squabble, pettifoggery, fuss(noun)

    a quarrel about petty points

  2. spat, gaiter(noun)

    a cloth covering (a legging) that covers the instep and ankles

  3. spat(verb)

    a young oyster or other bivalve

  4. spat(verb)

    come down like raindrops

    "Bullets were spatting down on us"

  5. spat(verb)

    become permanently attached

    "mollusks or oysters spat"

  6. spat(verb)

    strike with a sound like that of falling rain

    "Bullets were spatting the leaves"

  7. applaud, clap, spat, acclaim(verb)

    clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval

  8. spat(verb)

    engage in a brief and petty quarrel

  9. spat(verb)


    "oysters spat"

  10. clap, spat(verb)

    clap one's hands together

    "The children were clapping to the music"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spat

    imp. of Spit

    Etymology: [Short for Spatterdash.]

  2. Spat(noun)

    a young oyster or other bivalve mollusk, both before and after it first becomes adherent, or such young, collectively

    Etymology: [Short for Spatterdash.]

  3. Spat

    to emit spawn; to emit, as spawn

    Etymology: [Short for Spatterdash.]

  4. Spat(noun)

    a light blow with something flat

    Etymology: [Short for Spatterdash.]

  5. Spat(noun)

    hence, a petty combat, esp. a verbal one; a little quarrel, dispute, or dissension

    Etymology: [Short for Spatterdash.]

  6. Spat(verb)

    to dispute

    Etymology: [Short for Spatterdash.]

  7. Spat(verb)

    to slap, as with the open hand; to clap together; as the hands

    Etymology: [Short for Spatterdash.]

  8. Spat

    of Spit

    Etymology: [Short for Spatterdash.]


  1. Spat

    The spat, from the Latin Spatium is the unit of solid angle. 1 spat is equal to 4pi steredians of solid angle. The spat is also an obsolete unit of distance used in astronomy. It is equal to one billion kilometres. It is about 1.057×10^-4 light-years or 3.240×10^-5 parsecs.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spat

    spat, pa.t. of spit, to throw from the mouth.

  2. Spat

    spat, n. the spawn of shellfish.—v.i. to shed spawn. [From root of spit.]

  3. Spat

    spat, n. a slap: a large drop, as of rain: a petty quarrel.—v.t. to slap, to strike lightly.—v.i. to engage in a petty quarrel.

  4. Spat

    spat, n. a gaiter or legging—usually in pl. [Spatter-dashes.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. spat

    The spawn or ova of the oyster.

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Anagrams for SPAT »

  1. APTS

  2. Pats

  3. Taps

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SPAT in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SPAT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of SPAT in a Sentence

  1. Emeasoba George:

    Whether it is a simple spat with your spouse or long-held resentment towards a family member or friend, unresolved conflict can go deeper than you can think or imagine. As a matter of fact, unforgivingness may be affecting your physical health unknowingly. Nevertheless, there is good news. Studies have shown that the act of forgiveness can reap huge rewards for your health, lowering the risk of heart attack, improving cholesterol levels and sleep, and reducing pain, blood pressure, and levels of anxiety, depression and stuffs like that. Besides, as you forgive your health is bound to improve, as well as your relationship with God Almighty (mark you). -Emeasoba George

  2. Donald Trump:

    We're having a little spat with China and we'll win it, we put a lot of tariffs on China today, as President Donald Trump on Friday know. They put some on us, we put a lot on them.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Asses only believe the verbal spat or blame game between Wolf and Jackal and the crafty foxes support or propagate it to make own profits or benefits from it; whereas the alert dogs know that both are the same and just doing the drama to be against each other to befool other animals

  4. Stephen Innes:

    The U.S.-China trade spat has been at the center of the oil market demise, which has sent the global economy to the brink of recession and negatively impacted oil demand forecasts.

  5. David Weinberg:

    The process that Secretary of State Kerry has been working very hard to put together was poised for failure before this Gulf spat, it is poised for failure after this Gulf spat.

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