What does spate mean?

Definitions for spate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad(noun)

    (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

    "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"

  2. rush, spate, surge, upsurge(noun)

    a sudden forceful flow

  3. freshet, spate(noun)

    the occurrence of a water flow resulting from sudden rain or melting snow


  1. spate(Noun)

    A river flood; an overflow or inundation.

  2. spate(Noun)

    A sudden rush or increase.

  3. Origin: Of Celtic origin; compare Irish speid.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spate(noun)

    a river flood; an overflow or inundation

  2. Origin: [Of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. speid.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spate

    Spait, spāt, n. a sudden flood, as in a stream after heavy rain. [Prob. Ir. speid.]

Anagrams for spate »

  1. septa

  2. pates, pâtés

  3. peats

  4. paste

  5. tapes

  6. stape

  7. Pates

How to pronounce spate?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of spate in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Yannick Bollore:

    We are challengers rather than incumbents, so this spate of reviews is more of an opportunity than a risk.

  2. The Ministry:

    The Education Ministry is taking the recent spate of 'poisoned track' cases on campuses in a number of locations very seriously.

  3. Rick Ector:

    A huge reason was that there was a huge spate of homeowners using their guns against intruders. More people have guns and it’s making burglars cautious.

  4. Jill Adams:

    This is a trend we only anticipate growing in light of many factors, including this spate of state-level provisions on access that are resulting in clinic closures.

  5. President Muhammadu Buhari:

    The recent spate of attacks by militants disrupting oil and power installations will not distract us from engaging leaders in the region in addressing Niger Delta problems.

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Translations for spate

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  • FlutGerman
  • crue, recrudescenceFrench
  • toevloed, overstroming, bandjir, stroomDutch
  • powódźPolish
  • паводок, наводнениеRussian
  • ström, störtflod, flod, skur, svall, flödeSwedish

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