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spade

noun \ ˈspād \

Definition of spade

1 :a digging implement adapted for being pushed into the ground with the foot
2 :a spade-shaped instrument

spadeful

play \ˈspād-ˌfu̇l\ noun

Origin and Etymology of spade

Middle English, from Old English spadu; akin to Greek spathē blade of a sword or oar

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spade

verb

Definition of spade

spaded; spading
transitive verb
:to dig up or out or shape with or as if with a spade
intransitive verb
:to use a spade

spader

noun

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spade

noun

Definition of spade

1 a spades plural in form but singular or plural in construction :the suit comprising cards marked with spades
b :a black figure that resembles a stylized spearhead on each playing card of one of the four suits; also :a card marked with this figure
2 offensive used as an insulting and contemptuous term for a black person
in spades
:to an unusually great degree :in the extreme

Origin and Etymology of spade

Italian spada or Spanish espada broadsword; both from Latin spatha, from Greek spathē blade


SPADE Defined for Kids

spade

noun \ ˈspād \

Definition of spade for Students

:a digging tool with a long handle that has a flat blade which can be pushed into the ground with the foot


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