What does spice mean?

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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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Spice(verb)

    to fill or impregnate with the odor of spices

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Spice(verb)

    to render nice or dainty; hence, to render scrupulous

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. spice

    A type of product created and designed in various colors, flavors and styles.

    Spices are popular.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 24, 2020  

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Numerology

  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. Christie Brinkley:

    I urge people to make your workout fun, currently, I’m doing a lot of bike riding. I like to do the Soul Cycle [spinning classes], and it’s just so fun. You don’t always have to get an expensive gym membership. The important thing is to keep moving, and to make it fun and have variety – it’s the spice of life.

  2. Lisa Drayer:

    I think the bottom line is that cinnamon is a perfect pantry staple, a pleasant spice that can add flavor to foods for minimal calories, with antioxidant properties that may give an edge to those looking to better control their blood sugar, but we need to see more research before we can make any solid health claims linking cinnamon to reduce risk of disease or improved health.

  3. Hank Steinberg:

    New characters spice things up and it's also natural to the storytelling, because they're going to need people that have skill sets that can help them.

  4. Lily James:

    The Bennet sisters were like Spice Girls with swords. We were so kick ass, the women pull the shots in this movie. It's all about girl power and it was really fun.

  5. George Bernard Shaw:

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

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