HyperDic: spade

English > 3 senses of the word spade:
NOUNartifactspadea playing card in the major suit that has one or more black figures on it
artifactspadea sturdy hand shovel that can be pushed into the earth with the foot
VERBcontactspadedig (up) with a spade
spade > pronunciation
Soundsspey'd
Rhymesaccolade ... wade / Wade: 90 rhymes with eyd...
English > spade: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA playing card in the major suit that has one or more black figures on it.
Examples
  • "she led a low spade"
  • "spades were trumps"
Member ofmajor suit(bridge) a suit of superior scoring value, either spades or hearts
Broaderplaying cardOne of a pack of cards that are used to play card games
Spanishespada, pica, picas
Catalanpics
English > spade: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA sturdy hand shovel that can be pushed into the earth with the foot.
Narrowerditch spade, long-handled spadeA spade with a long handle for digging narrow ditches
garden spadeA spade used by gardeners
Broaderhand shovelA shovel that is operated by hand
Spanishlaya
Catalanfanga
Verbsspadedig (up) with a spade
English > spade: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningdig (up) with a spade.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example"I spade compost into the flower beds"
Narrowerridgespade into alternate ridges and troughs
Broaderdig, delve, cut into, turn overTurn up, loosen, or remove earth
Spanishcavar
Nounsspadea sturdy hand shovel that can be pushed into the earth with the foot

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