What does spate mean?

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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, wadnoun

    (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, upsurgenoun

    a sudden forceful flow

  3. freshet, spatenoun

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


  1. spatenoun

    A river flood; an overflow or inundation.

    Etymology: Of Celtic origin; compare Irish speid.

  2. spatenoun

    A sudden rush or increase.

    Etymology: Of Celtic origin; compare Irish speid.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spatenoun

    a river flood; an overflow or inundation

    Etymology: [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

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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. Scott Kennedy:

    The true test will come with implementation, given the recent spate of AML-related (anti-monopoly law) cases against foreign firms, the regulations about the banking sector, and the reduction of foreign firms' products on government procurement lists, there is good reason for foreign firms to be highly concerned.

  2. Darrell Standberry:

    Home invasions have gone down, 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.

  3. Elvis Picardo:

    It's essentially followthrough selling from last week because OPEC's decision not to cut output has had a catastrophic impact on the energy producers, the continued spate of bad news on crude oil has spooked investors.

  4. Anne Neuberger:

    The most important takeaway from the recent spate of ransomware attacks on US, Irish, German and other organizations around the world is that companies that view ransomware as a threat to their core business operations rather than a simple risk of data theft will react and recover more effectively.

  5. The Ministry:

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

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    out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance
    • A. pecuniary
    • B. inexpiable
    • C. askant
    • D. flabby

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