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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spade(noun)

    a playing card in the major suit that has one or more black figures on it

    "she led a low spade"; "spades were trumps"

  2. spade(noun)

    a sturdy hand shovel that can be pushed into the earth with the foot

  3. spade(verb)

    dig (up) with a spade

    "I spade compost into the flower beds"

Wiktionary

  1. spade(Noun)

    A garden tool with a handle and a flat blade for digging. Not to be confused with a shovel which is used for moving earth or other materials.

  2. spade(Noun)

    A playing card marked with the symbol u2660.

    I've got only one spade in my hand.

  3. spade(Noun)

    A black person.

  4. spade(Verb)

    To turn over soil with a spade to loosen the ground for planting.

  5. Origin: From spadu, spada, of origin. Cognate with Old Frisian spada, Old Saxon spado, German Spaten. Ultimately from spə-dh-, whence also Ancient Greek σπάθη, Hittite .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spade(noun)

    a hart or stag three years old

  2. Spade(noun)

    a castrated man or beast

  3. Spade(noun)

    an implement for digging or cutting the ground, consisting usually of an oblong and nearly rectangular blade of iron, with a handle like that of a shovel

  4. Spade(noun)

    one of that suit of cards each of which bears one or more figures resembling a spade

  5. Spade(noun)

    a cutting instrument used in flensing a whale

  6. Spade(verb)

    to dig with a spade; to pare off the sward of, as land, with a spade

  7. Origin: [Cf. Spay, n.]

Freebase

  1. Spade

    A spade is a tool designed primarily for the purpose of digging or removing earth and spreading the soil. Early spades were made of riven wood. After the art of metalworking was discovered, spades were made with sharper tips of metal. Before the introduction of metal spades manual labor was less efficient at moving earth, with picks being required to break up the soil in addition to a spade for moving the dirt. With a metal tip, a spade can both break and move the earth in most situations, increasing efficiency.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spade

    spād, n. a broad blade of iron with a handle, used for digging: a playing-card of one of the two black suits, shaped like a heart with a triangular handle.—v.t. to dig with a spade.—ns. Spade′-bone, the scapula; Spade′-foot, a scaphiopod or spade-footed toad; Spade′ful, as much as a spade will hold; Spade′-guin′ea, a guinea coined 1787-99, so called from the shield on the reverse side having the shape of the spade in playing-cards.—Call a spade a spade, to call things by their plain names, without softening: to speak out plainly. [A.S. spadu, spædu; L. spatha—Gr. spathē, any broad blade.]

  2. Spade

    spād, n. a eunuch: a gelding.—Also Spā′do. [Gr. spadōn, a eunuch.]

Editors Contribution

  1. spade

    A type of tool and product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes and sizes and used for a variety of purposes.

    Some people use a spade in their garden to dig or turn over soil, its is also used a tool many areas of the construction industry.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on December 27, 2015
  2. spade

    A type of tool and product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes and sizes and used for a variety of purposes.

    Some people use a spade in their garden to dig or turn over soil, its is also used a tool many areas of the construction industry.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on December 27, 2015

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spade in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of spade in a Sentence

  1. Michelle Main:

    Threw a spade and got a heart.

  2. Menander:

    I call a fig a fig, a spade a spade.

  3. Surrogacy Lawyers:

    I think we need to call a spade a spade.

  4. Kamini Lane:

    Kate Spade was so accessible to so many people and therefore desired by a broader base.

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