HyperDic: spruce

English > 5 senses of the word spruce:
NOUNplantsprucelight soft moderately strong wood of spruce trees
plantspruceany coniferous tree of the genus Picea
ADJECTIVEallspruce, dapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, snappymarked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners
VERBchangespruce, spruce up, titivate, tittivate, smarten up, slick up, spiff upmake neat, smart, or trim
bodyspruce, spruce up, slick up, smarten updress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion
spruce > pronunciation
Soundsspruw's
Rhymesabstruse ... Zeus: 40 rhymes with uws...
English > spruce: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmarked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners.
Synonymsdapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, snappy
Broaderfashionable, stylishBeing or in accordance with current social fashions
Spanishelegante, gallardo, pulcro
Nounssprucenessthe state of being neat and smart and trim
Adverbssprucelyin a stylish manner
English > spruce: 5 senses > noun 1, plant
Meaninglight soft moderately strong wood of spruce trees; used especially for timbers and millwork.
BroaderwoodThe hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
Substance ofspruceAny coniferous tree of the genus Picea
Spanishabeto rojo
Catalanavet roig
English > spruce: 5 senses > noun 2, plant
MeaningAny coniferous tree of the genus Picea.
Member ofPicea, genus PiceaA genus of temperate and Arctic evergreen trees (see spruce)
NarrowerColorado spruce, Colorado blue spruce, silver spruce, Picea pungenstall spruce with blue-green needles and dense conic crown
Engelmann spruce, Engelmann's spruce, Picea engelmanniitall spruce of Rocky Mountains and British Columbia with blue-green needles and acutely conic crown
Norway spruce, Picea abiestall pyramidal spruce native to northern Europe having dark green foliage on spreading branches with pendulous branchlets and long pendulous cones
Siberian spruce, Picea obovatatall spruce of northern Europe and Asia
Sitka spruce, Picea sitchensisA large spruce that grows only along the northwestern coast of the United States and Canada
black spruce, Picea mariana, spruce pinesmall spruce of boggy areas of northeastern North America having spreading branches with dense foliage
oriental spruce, Picea orientalisevergreen tree of the Caucasus and Asia Minor used as an ornamental having pendulous branchlets
red spruce, eastern spruce, yellow spruce, Picea rubensmedium-sized spruce of eastern North America
weeping spruce, Brewer's spruce, Picea brewerianamedium-sized spruce of California and Oregon having pendulous branches
white spruce, Picea glaucamedium-sized spruce of northeastern North America having short blue-green leaves and slender cones
Broaderconifer, coniferous treeAny gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones
Substancessprucelight soft moderately strong wood of spruce trees
Spanishabeto, picea, pícea
Catalanavet roig, pícea
English > spruce: 5 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake neat, smart, or trim.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"Spruce up your house for Spring"
Synonymsspruce up, titivate, tittivate, smarten up, slick up, spiff up
Broaderfancify, beautify, embellish, prettifymake more beautiful
Spanishacicalar, adornar, arreglar, ataviarse, ataviar, atildar, componer, emperejilar, emperifollar, engalanar
Catalanabillar-se, arreglar-se, arreglar, empolainar-se
English > spruce: 5 senses > verb 2, body
MeaningDress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"He spruced up for the party"
Synonymsspruce up, slick up, smarten up
Broadergroom, neatencare for one's external appearance
Spanisharreglarse, ataviarse
Catalanabillar-se, empolainar-se

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