What does Spaghetti mean?

Definitions for Spaghetti
spəˈgɛt iSpaghet·ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spaghettinoun

    spaghetti served with a tomato sauce

  2. spaghettinoun

    pasta in the form of long strings


  1. spaghettinoun

    A type of pasta made in the shape of long thin strings.

    Etymology: (see Italian etymology below)

  2. spaghettinoun

    A dish that has spaghetti as a main part of it, such as spaghetti bolognese.

    Etymology: (see Italian etymology below)

  3. spaghettinoun

    Informally, any type of pasta.

    Etymology: (see Italian etymology below)

  4. spaghettinoun

    Electrical insulating tubing.

    Etymology: (see Italian etymology below)

  5. spaghettinoun

    Anything tangled or confusing.

    Etymology: (see Italian etymology below)

  6. spaghettinoun

    A short form of spaghetti code.

    Etymology: (see Italian etymology below)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spaghettinoun

    a variety or macaroni made in tubes of small diameter

    Etymology: [It.]


  1. Spaghetti

    Spaghetti is a long, thin, cylindrical pasta of Italian and Sicilian origin. Spaghetti is made of semolina or flour and water. Italian dried spaghetti is made from durum wheat semolina, but outside of Italy and Sicily it may be made with other kinds of flour. Traditionally, most spaghetti was 50 cm long, but shorter lengths gained in popularity during the latter half of the 20th century and now spaghetti is most commonly available in 25–30 cm lengths. A variety of pasta dishes are based on it, from spaghetti alla Carbonara or garlic and oil to a spaghetti with tomato sauce, meat and other sauces. Spaghetti is the plural form of the Italian word spaghetto, which is a diminutive of spago, meaning "thin string" or "twine".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spaghetti

    spa-get′ti, n. an Italian cord-like paste intermediate in size between macaroni and vermicelli. [It., pl. of spaghetto, dim. of spago, a cord.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    A table-dish eaten only by Italians and jugglers. From Lat. _spadix_, branch, or fork, and _gestamen_, burden. A burden for the fork.

Editors Contribution

  1. spaghetti

    A type of food and product.

    Spaghetti is a form of pasta and is sold as a fresh food product, dried food product and a processed food in a can.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 28, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Spaghetti in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Spaghetti in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Spaghetti in a Sentence

  1. Steven Dring:

    There’s such a huge disconnect between people and where their food comes from, some kids in London probably think spaghetti grows on trees.

  2. Sinclair Lewis:

    In other countries, art and literature are left to a lot of shabby bums living in attics and feeding on booze and spaghetti, but in America the successful writer or picture-painter is indistinguishable from any other decent businessman.

  3. Sophia Loren:

    Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.

  4. Peter Compton:

    It's hard, but it's also a great thing, there's two sides to me. I'm a competitor and a sports person, and I'm also the recipient of two transplants, and I know what that involves. So when you put them together, it does make a little bit of spaghetti in my mind sometimes you know.

  5. Mitch McConnell:

    The Democrats are barely even pretending to negotiate, the Speaker's latest spin is that it is some heroic sacrifice to lower The Democrats demand from a made-up $ 3.5 trillion marker that was never going to become law, to an equally made-up $ 2.5 trillion marker. The Democrats calls this meeting in the middle. That's not negotiating. That's throwing spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks.

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    a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
    • A. aspiration
    • B. cycling
    • C. drought
    • D. substitute

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