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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spicenoun

    aromatic substances of vegetable origin used as a preservative

  2. spicenoun

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

  3. spiciness, spice, spiceryverb

    the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored

  4. spice, spice upverb

    make more interesting or flavorful

    "Spice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer"

  5. zest, spice, spice upverb

    add herbs or spices to

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spicenoun

    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. Spicenoun

    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. Spicenoun

    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. Spiceverb

    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. Spiceverb

    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. Spiceverb

    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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  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. Ben Knutson:

    I just wanted to make something to add a little spice to my [ Snapchat ] Story, i totally started out doing it for fun.

  2. RVM:

    Don't live a dull boring life. Spice it up. Have u realized that you wont live forever.-RVM

  3. Kevin Chun:

    7 WRINKLE-FIGHTING FOODS PROBABLY ALREADY IN YOUR KITCHEN Chef Kevin Chun, Honeybrains ’ executive chef and chief culinary officer, created a menu that garnishes those five food groups with herbs, spices, fermented foods and natural sweeteners from nature. Our main spice blend incorporates a couple of different paprikas, garlic, cumin, coriander seeds, a lot of spices that you might find in Mediterranean flavors.

  4. Victoria Beckham:

    I met Queen Bey a few years ago and Queen Bey actually said to me,' It was the Spice Girls that inspired me and made me want to do what I do and made me proud to be a girl and proud to be who I am,' and when someone like Queen Bey, who is so iconic and such a strong woman, says that Queen Bey was inspired by the Spice Girls, I think that that's quite something.

  5. Sanita Belgrave:

    I am not just a hint of spice, I’m the whole bark.

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