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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spice(noun)

    aromatic substances of vegetable origin used as a preservative

  2. spice(noun)

    any of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food

  3. spiciness, spice, spicery(verb)

    the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored

  4. spice, spice up(verb)

    make more interesting or flavorful

    "Spice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer"

  5. zest, spice, spice up(verb)

    add herbs or spices to

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spice(noun)

    species; kind

  2. Spice(noun)

    a vegetable production of many kinds, fragrant or aromatic and pungent to the taste, as pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, allspice, ginger, cloves, etc., which are used in cookery and to flavor sauces, pickles, etc

  3. Spice(noun)

    figuratively, that which enriches or alters the quality of a thing in a small degree, as spice alters the taste of food; that which gives zest or pungency; a slight flavoring; a relish; hence, a small quantity or admixture; a sprinkling; as, a spice of mischief

  4. Spice(verb)

    to season with spice, or as with spice; to mix aromatic or pungent substances with; to flavor; to season; as, to spice wine; to spice one's words with wit

  5. Spice(verb)

    to fill or impregnate with the odor of spices

  6. Spice(verb)

    to render nice or dainty; hence, to render scrupulous

  7. Origin: [OE. spice, spece, spice, species, OF. espice, espece, F. pice spice, espce species, fr. L. species particular sort or kind, a species, a sight, appearance, show, LL., spices, drugs, etc., of the same sort, fr. L. specere to look. See Spy, and cf. Species.]


  1. SPICE

    SPICE is a general-purpose, open source analog electronic circuit simulator. It is a powerful program that is used in integrated circuit and board-level design to check the integrity of circuit designs and to predict circuit behavior.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spice

    spīs, n. an aromatic and pungent vegetable substance used as a condiment and for seasoning food—pepper, cayenne pepper, pimento, nutmeg, mace, vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, cassia, &c.: a characteristic touch or taste, smack, flavour: anything that adds piquancy or interest: an aromatic odour.—v.t. to season with spice: to tincture, vary, or diversify.—ns. Spice′-box, an ornamental box for keeping spices: (coll.) a hot-tempered person; Spice′-bush, an aromatic American shrub of the laurel family; Spice′-cake, a cake flavoured with spice of some kind.—adjs. Spiced, impregnated with a spicy odour: over-scrupulous; Spice′ful, aromatic.—ns. Spī′cer, one who seasons with spice; Spī′cery, spices in general: a repository of spices: spiciness; Spice′-tree, an evergreen tree of the Pacific United States, yielding a fine hard wood—the Mountain-laurel, California-laurel, Olive- or Bay-tree, and Cajeput; Spice′-wood, the spice-bush. [O. Fr. espice (Fr. épice)—Late L. species, kinds of goods, spices—L. species, a particular kind, &c.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spice in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of spice in a Sentence

  1. Eddy M Reyes:

    God is the spice of my life

  2. Henry J. Tillman:

    Oregano is the spice of life.

  3. Christopher Morley:

    The plural of spouse is spice.

  4. George Bernard Shaw:

    I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.

  5. Victoria Beckham:

    I ’m not going on tour. Spice Girls are n’t going on tour.

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