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spade 1

 (spād)
n.
1. A sturdy digging tool having a thick handle and a heavy, flat blade that can be pressed into the ground with the foot.
2. Any of various similar digging or cutting tools.
tr.v. spad·ed, spad·ing, spades
To dig or cut with a spade.
Idiom:
call a spade a spade
To speak plainly and forthrightly.

[Middle English, from Old English spadu.]

spad′er n.

spade 2

 (spād)
n.
1. Games
a. A black, leaf-shaped figure on certain playing cards.
b. A playing card with this figure.
c. also spades(used with a sing. or pl. verb) The suit of cards represented by this figure.
2. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a black person.
Idiom:
in spades
To a considerable degree: They had financial trouble in spades.

[Italian spade, pl. of spada, card suit, from Latin spatha, sword, broad-bladed stirrer, from Greek spathē, broad blade.]

spade

(speɪd)
n
1. (Tools) a tool for digging, typically consisting of a flat rectangular steel blade attached to a long wooden handle
2. (Tools)
a. an object or part resembling a spade in shape
b. (as modifier): a spade beard.
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a heavy metallic projection attached to the trail of a gun carriage that embeds itself into the ground and so reduces recoil
4. (Rowing) a type of oar blade that is comparatively broad and short. Compare spoon6
5. (Tools) a cutting tool for stripping the blubber from a whale or skin from a carcass
6. call a spade a spade to speak plainly and frankly
vb
(tr) to use a spade on
[Old English spadu; related to Old Norse spathi, Old High German spato, Greek spathē blade]
ˈspader n

spade

(speɪd)
n
1. (Card Games)
a. the black symbol on a playing card resembling a heart-shaped leaf with a stem
b. a card with one or more of these symbols or (when pl) the suit of cards so marked, usually the highest ranking of the four
2. (Peoples) a derogatory word for Black
3. in spades informal in an extreme or emphatic way
[C16: from Italian spada sword, used as an emblem on playing cards, from Latin spatha, from Greek spathē blade, broadsword]

spade1

(speɪd)

n., v. spad•ed, spad•ing. n.
1. a tool for digging, typically having a long handle and a narrow, flat metal blade that can be pressed into the ground with the foot.
2. an implement or part resembling this.
v.t.
3. to dig, cut, or remove with a spade.
Idioms:
call a spade a spade, to speak plainly and bluntly.
[before 900; Middle English (n.); Old English spadu, c. Old Frisian spada, Old Saxon spado]
spad′er, n.

spade2

(speɪd)

n.
1. a black figure shaped like an inverted heart with a short stem at the cusp opposite the point, used on playing cards.
2. a card of the suit bearing such figures.
3. spades,
a. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) the suit so marked.
b. (used with a pl. v.) (in casino) the winning of seven spades or more.
4. Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to a black person.)
Idioms:
in spades, Informal.
a. in the extreme; to the utmost.
b. without restraint.
[1590–1600; < Italian, pl. of spada orig., sword < Latin spatha < Greek spáthē; compare spade1]
usage: Definition 4 is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as highly insulting.

spade


Past participle: spaded
Gerund: spading

Imperative
spade
spade
Present
I spade
you spade
he/she/it spades
we spade
you spade
they spade
Preterite
I spaded
you spaded
he/she/it spaded
we spaded
you spaded
they spaded
Present Continuous
I am spading
you are spading
he/she/it is spading
we are spading
you are spading
they are spading
Present Perfect
I have spaded
you have spaded
he/she/it has spaded
we have spaded
you have spaded
they have spaded
Past Continuous
I was spading
you were spading
he/she/it was spading
we were spading
you were spading
they were spading
Past Perfect
I had spaded
you had spaded
he/she/it had spaded
we had spaded
you had spaded
they had spaded
Future
I will spade
you will spade
he/she/it will spade
we will spade
you will spade
they will spade
Future Perfect
I will have spaded
you will have spaded
he/she/it will have spaded
we will have spaded
you will have spaded
they will have spaded
Future Continuous
I will be spading
you will be spading
he/she/it will be spading
we will be spading
you will be spading
they will be spading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spading
you have been spading
he/she/it has been spading
we have been spading
you have been spading
they have been spading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spading
you will have been spading
he/she/it will have been spading
we will have been spading
you will have been spading
they will have been spading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spading
you had been spading
he/she/it had been spading
we had been spading
you had been spading
they had been spading
Conditional
I would spade
you would spade
he/she/it would spade
we would spade
you would spade
they would spade
Past Conditional
I would have spaded
you would have spaded
he/she/it would have spaded
we would have spaded
you would have spaded
they would have spaded

Spade

Another name for the Bull tongue, a cultivator plow point shaped somewhat like a tongue.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spade - a playing card in the major suit that has one or more black figures on itspade - a playing card in the major suit that has one or more black figures on it; "she led a low spade"; "spades were trumps"
major suit - (bridge) a suit of superior scoring value, either spades or hearts
playing card - one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games
2.spade - a sturdy hand shovel that can be pushed into the earth with the foot
ditch spade, long-handled spade - a spade with a long handle for digging narrow ditches
garden spade - a spade used by gardeners
hand shovel - a shovel that is operated by hand
3.spade - (ethnic slur) extremely offensive name for a Black person; "only a Black can call another Black a nigga"
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
ethnic slur - a slur on someone's race or language
Black person, blackamoor, Negro, Negroid, Black - a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
Verb1.spade - dig (up) with a spade; "I spade compost into the flower beds"
cut into, delve, dig, turn over - turn up, loosen, or remove earth; "Dig we must"; "turn over the soil for aeration"
ridge - spade into alternate ridges and troughs; "ridge the soil"

spade

verb
To break, turn over, or remove (earth or sand, for example) with or as if with a tool:
Translations
إحْدى أوراق البَسْتونيمِجْرَافمِعْوَل، مِجْراف
лопатапика
rýčpik
spadespar
lapiopata
lopata
ásó
skóflaspaîi
スペード踏鋤
가래
rutrum
lāpstapīķis
pikarýľ
lopatapik
spadespader
พลั่ว
bahçıvan belikürekmaça
cái mai

spade

[speɪd] N
1. (= tool) → pala f
to call a spade a spadellamar al pan pan y al vino vino
2. spades (Cards) → picas fpl, picos mpl; (in Spanish pack) → espadas fpl
the three of spadesel tres de espadas
to play spadesjugar espadas
to play a spadejugar una espada
3. (pej) → negro/a m/f

spade

[ˈspeɪd]
n
(= tool) → bêche f, pelle f; (child's)pelle f
to call a spade a spade (= speak frankly) → appeler un chat un chat
(CARDS)pique m spades
npl (CARDS)pique m
the ace of spades → l'as m de pique

spade

n
(= tool)Spaten m; (= children’s spade)Schaufel f; to call a spade a spade (Brit prov) → das Kind beim Namen nennen (Prov)
(Cards) → Pik nt; the Queen/two of Spadesdie Pikdame/Pikzwei; to play in spadesPik spielen; spades are trumpsPik ist Trumpf
(pej sl)Nigger m (pej sl)

spade

[speɪd] n
a. (tool) → vanga; (child's) → paletta
to call a spade a spade (fig) → dire pane al pane (e vino al vino)
b. (Cards) spades nplpicche fpl
the three of spades → il tre di picche
to play spades → giocare picche
to play a spade → giocare una carta di picche

spade1

(speid) noun
a tool with a broad blade and a handle, used for digging.

spade2

(speid) noun
one of the playing-cards of the suit spades.
spades noun plural
(sometimes treated as noun singular) one of the four card suits. the ten of spades.

spade

مِجْرَاف rýč spade Spaten μπαστούνι pala lapio bêche lopata vanga 가래 spade spade łopata лопата spade พลั่ว kürek cái mai 铁锹