HyperDic: spate

English > 3 senses of the word spate:
NOUNquantityspate, 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, stack, tidy sum, wad(often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent
eventspate, rush, surge, upsurgea sudden forceful flow
eventspate, freshetthe occurrence of a water flow resulting from sudden rain or melting snow
spate > pronunciation
Soundsspey't
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > spate: 3 senses > noun 1, quantity
Meaning(often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent.
Synonymsbatch, 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, stack, tidy sum, wad
Narrowerflood, inundation, deluge, torrentAn overwhelming number or amount
haymowA mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation
Broaderlarge indefinite quantity, large indefinite amountAn indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
Spanishavalancha, barbaridad, bestialidad, burrada, cantidad, cúmulo, enormidad, fajo, lote, mogollón, montaña, montón, multitud, passel, pila
Catalanapilament, apilotament, castell, cúmul, estiba, feix, lot, manyoc, muntanya, munt, passel, pila, pilot, quantitat, tou
English > spate: 3 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA sudden forceful flow.
Synonymsrush, surge, upsurge
Narrowerdebris surge, debris stormThe sudden spread of dust and debris from a collapsing building
onrushA forceful forward rush or flow
Broaderflow, flowingThe motion characteristic of fluids (liquids / liquids or gases)
English > spate: 3 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningThe occurrence of a water flow resulting from sudden rain or melting snow.
Synonymfreshet
Broaderflow, flowingThe motion characteristic of fluids (liquids / liquids or gases)
Spanishaguaducho, avenida, crecida, riada

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