What does spate mean?

Definitions for spate

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word spate.

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.

  2. spatenoun

    A sudden rush or increase.

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


  1. spate

    A spate is a large number or amount of something, typically a sudden or outburst of something in large amounts. It can also refer to a sudden flood or rush of water, especially after heavy rain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spatenoun

    a river flood; an overflow or inundation

  2. 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.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SPATE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Spate is ranked #75799 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Spate surname appeared 254 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Spate.

    75.9% or 193 total occurrences were White.
    20.8% or 53 total occurrences were Black.
    2.7% or 7 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

Anagrams for spate »

  1. paste

  2. pates

  3. pâtés

  4. peats

  5. septa

  6. stape

  7. tapes

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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. 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.

  2. Francois Perrin:

    We have been hit by a steady spate of bad news since the year began and I think the markets will remain in a state of flux in the near term until we see global bank shares stabilising.

  3. Scott Kennedy:

    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.

  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. Michael Kugelman:

    We shouldn't overstate the importance of this letter. It may be a case of the Taliban trying to earn some legitimacy and goodwill by playing the role of good guy and proposing nonviolent solutions, at the end of the day, The Taliban has no incentive to propose talks unless it's starting to feel major pressure on the battlefield. Though U.S. forces have ramped up their fight, I think it's too early for The Taliban to suddenly conclude it's not worth fighting anymore. Michael Kugelman said the Taliban offer could nonetheless be useful to the President Trump administration. Even if the letter is just a bluff, and I assume it is, the White House can say - Look, our strategy is already paying off. A spate of bombings last month in Kabul fueled anger against The Taliban across the country, and prompted the President Trump administration to close the doors for peace talks with the Islamic insurgents. Taliban fighters( Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) But The Taliban knows President Trump does n’t want the U.S. to be in Special Representative for Afghanistan. The Taliban will be banking on the belief the U.S. and the West have lost the will to remain there. US ADDING AIR POWER, INTELLIGENCE GATHERING IN AFGHANISTAN US AND PAKISTAN CLASH AT United Nations ' OVER Special Representative for Afghanistan In a recent visit to eastern Special Representative for Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, who commands the U.S. and NATO’s Resolute Support mission in the Special Representative for Afghanistan, said the intensified U.S. offensive is producing results.

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