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spice

 (spīs)
n.
1.
a. Any of various pungent, aromatic plant substances, such as cinnamon or nutmeg, used to flavor foods or beverages.
b. These substances considered as a group.
2. Something that adds zest or interest: The controversy added spice to the political campaign.
3. A pungent aroma.
tr.v. spiced, spic·ing, spic·es
1. To season with spices.
2. To add zest or interest to: uses witty rhymes to spice up the song.

[Middle English, from Old French espice, from Late Latin speciēs, wares, spices, from Latin, kind; see species.]

spice

(spaɪs)
n
1. (Cookery)
a. any of a variety of aromatic vegetable substances, such as ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, used as flavourings
b. these substances collectively
2. something that represents or introduces zest, charm, or gusto
3. rare a small amount
4. (Cookery) dialect Yorkshire confectionery
vb (tr)
5. (Cookery) to prepare or flavour (food) with spices
6. to introduce charm or zest into
[C13: from Old French espice, from Late Latin speciēs (pl) spices, from Latin speciēs (sing) kind; also associated with Late Latin spīcea (unattested) fragrant herb, from Latin spīceus having spikes of foliage; see spica]
ˈspicer n

spice

(spaɪs)

n., v. spiced, spic•ing. n.
1. a pungent or aromatic vegetable substance, as pepper or cinnamon, used to season food.
2. such substances collectively.
3. a spicy or aromatic odor or fragrance.
4. something that gives zest or piquancy: The anecdotes added spice to the speech.
5. Archaic. a small quantity; trace.
v.t.
6. to season with spice.
7. to give zest, piquancy, or interest to.
[1175–1225; (n.) Middle English, aph. form of Old French espice < Latin speciēs appearance, sort, kind (see species), in Late Latin (pl.): wares, spices, drugs]
herb, spice, seasoning - Herbs are, technically, plants with aerial parts used for seasoning foods, and a spice (also called seasoning) is any substance used for seasoning foods; many herbs are used as spices, but not all.
See also related terms for seasoning.

spice


Past participle: spiced
Gerund: spicing

Imperative
spice
spice
Present
I spice
you spice
he/she/it spices
we spice
you spice
they spice
Preterite
I spiced
you spiced
he/she/it spiced
we spiced
you spiced
they spiced
Present Continuous
I am spicing
you are spicing
he/she/it is spicing
we are spicing
you are spicing
they are spicing
Present Perfect
I have spiced
you have spiced
he/she/it has spiced
we have spiced
you have spiced
they have spiced
Past Continuous
I was spicing
you were spicing
he/she/it was spicing
we were spicing
you were spicing
they were spicing
Past Perfect
I had spiced
you had spiced
he/she/it had spiced
we had spiced
you had spiced
they had spiced
Future
I will spice
you will spice
he/she/it will spice
we will spice
you will spice
they will spice
Future Perfect
I will have spiced
you will have spiced
he/she/it will have spiced
we will have spiced
you will have spiced
they will have spiced
Future Continuous
I will be spicing
you will be spicing
he/she/it will be spicing
we will be spicing
you will be spicing
they will be spicing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spicing
you have been spicing
he/she/it has been spicing
we have been spicing
you have been spicing
they have been spicing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spicing
you will have been spicing
he/she/it will have been spicing
we will have been spicing
you will have been spicing
they will have been spicing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spicing
you had been spicing
he/she/it had been spicing
we had been spicing
you had been spicing
they had been spicing
Conditional
I would spice
you would spice
he/she/it would spice
we would spice
you would spice
they would spice
Past Conditional
I would have spiced
you would have spiced
he/she/it would have spiced
we would have spiced
you would have spiced
they would have spiced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spice - aromatic substances of vegetable origin used as a preservativespice - aromatic substances of vegetable origin used as a preservative
preservative - a chemical compound that is added to protect against decay or decomposition
stacte - (Old Testament) one of several sweet-smelling spices used in incense
2.spice - any of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food
flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoning, seasoner - something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
five spice powder - Chinese seasoning made by grinding star anise and fennel and pepper and cloves and cinnamon
allspice - ground dried berrylike fruit of a West Indian allspice tree; suggesting combined flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg and cloves
cinnamon - spice from the dried aromatic bark of the Ceylon cinnamon tree; used as rolled strips or ground
clove - spice from dried unopened flower bud of the clove tree; used whole or ground
fennel - fennel seeds are ground and used as a spice or as an ingredient of a spice mixture
powdered ginger, ginger - dried ground gingerroot
mace - spice made from the dried fleshy covering of the nutmeg seed
nutmeg - hard aromatic seed of the nutmeg tree used as spice when grated or ground
star aniseed, Chinese anise, star anise - anise-scented star-shaped fruit or seed used in Asian cooking and medicine
3.spice - the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored
taste property - a property appreciated via the sense of taste
raciness, pungency, sharpness, bite - a strong odor or taste property; "the pungency of mustard"; "the sulfurous bite of garlic"; "the sharpness of strange spices"; "the raciness of the wine"
piquance, piquancy, piquantness, tang, tanginess, zest, nip - a tart spicy quality
pepperiness, hotness - a hot spiciness
Verb1.spice - make more interesting or flavorful; "Spice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
salt - add zest or liveliness to; "She salts her lectures with jokes"
2.spice - add herbs or spices tospice - add herbs or spices to    
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
flavor, flavour, season - lend flavor to; "Season the chicken breast after roasting it"
ginger - add ginger to in order to add flavor; "ginger the soup"
pepper - add pepper to; "pepper the soup"

spice

noun
1. seasoning, condiment herbs and spices
2. excitement, kick (informal), zest, colour, pep, zip (informal), tang, zap (slang), gusto, zing (informal), piquancy The spice of danger will add to the lure.
spice something up make more interesting, enliven, liven up, animate, perk up, pep up, invigorate, vitalize, vivify, make more exciting Her publishers wants her to spice the stories up with sex. see herbs, spices and seasonings

spice

noun
A substance that imparts taste:
Translations
تَابِلتابِلتابِل، نَكْهَه، طَعْميُتَبِّل، يُعْطي نَكْهَه
kořeníokořenitoživení
krydderikrydre
maustemaustaa
začin
fűszer
bumbu
kryddkryddaupplífgun, krydd
香辛料スパイス
향신료
paskaninti prieskoniaissu prieskoniais
dzīvīgumsgaršvielapielikt garšvielaspikantums
začimbazačiniti
krydda
เครื่องเทศ
gia vị

spice

[spaɪs]
A. N
1. (Culin) → especia f
mixed spice(s)especias fpl mixtas
variety is the spice of lifeen la variedad está el gusto
2. (fig) → lo picante
the papers like stories with some spicea los periódicos les gustan los reportajes con algo de picante
the details add spice to the storylos detalles dan sabor a la historia
B. VT
1. (Culin) → condimentar, sazonar
2. (fig) a highly spiced accountun relato de mucho picante
gossip spiced with scandalcotilleos con el sabor picante que da el escándalo
C. CPD spice rack Nespeciero m
spice up VT + ADV
1. (= season) → condimentar, dar más sabor a
use it to spice up rice dishes and stewsúselo para condimentar or dar mas sabor a los platos de arroz y estofados
2. (= enliven) it could help spice up your sex lifepodría ayudar a estimular su vida sexual

spice

[ˈspaɪs]
n
(for cooking)épice f
(= excitement) → piquant m
to add spice to sth → ajouter du piquant à qch, pimenter qch
variety is the spice of life → la diversité est le sel de la vie
vt
[+ cooking, dish] → épicer
(= add excitement) [+ conversation, film] → donner du piquant à, corser
to be spiced with sth [+ humour, intrigue] → être agrémenté(e) de qch
spice up
vt sep (= add excitement to) [+ story, conversation] → donner du piquant à, donner du sel à

spice

n
Gewürz nt; spice rackGewürzbord or -regal nt; spice tradeGewürzhandel m; mixed spiceGewürzmischung f
(fig)Würze f; (= trace: of irony, humour) → Anflug m, → Hauch m; the spice of lifedie Würze des Lebens; stories with some spicepikante Geschichten pl
vt (lit, fig)würzen

spice

[spaɪs]
1. n (Culin) → droga, spezia (fig) → sapore m
mixed spice(s) → spezie miste
variety is the spice of life → la varietàsapore alla vita
2. vt (Culin) → condire (con spezie), aromatizzare
a highly spiced account → un racconto molto gustoso

spice

(spais) noun
1. a usually strong-smelling, sharp-tasting vegetable substance used to flavour food (eg pepper or nutmeg). We added cinnamon and other spices.
2. anything that adds liveliness or interest. Her arrival added spice to the party.
verb
to flavour with spice. The curry had been heavily spiced.
spiced adjective
containing spice(s). The dish was heavily spiced.
ˈspicy adjective
tasting or smelling of spices. a spicy cake; He complained that the sausages were too spicy for him.
ˈspiciness noun

spice

تَابِل koření krydderi Gewürz μπαχαρικό especia mauste épice začin spezia 香辛料 향신료 specerij krydder przyprawa especiaria специя krydda เครื่องเทศ baharat gia vị 香料

spice

n. especia, condimento.

spice

n especia, condimento
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Its garden, too, glowed with flowers: hollyhocks had sprung up tall as trees, lilies had opened, tulips and roses were in bloom; the borders of the little beds were gay with pink thrift and crimson double daisies; the sweetbriars gave out, morning and evening, their scent of spice and apples; and these fragrant treasures were all useless for most of the inmates of Lowood, except to furnish now and then a handful of herbs and blossoms to put in a coffin.
One of the maidens presented a silver cup, containing a rich mixture of wine and spice, which Rowena barely put to her lips.
And yet, on the faith of an honest man, I never spoke ill of any enchanter, and I am not so well off that I am to be envied; to be sure, I am rather sly, and I have a certain spice of the rogue in me; but all is covered by the great cloak of my simplicity, always natural and never acted; and if I had no other merit save that I believe, as I always do, firmly and truly in God, and all the holy Roman Catholic Church holds and believes, and that I am a mortal enemy of the Jews, the historians ought to have mercy on me and treat me well in their writings.
Our countesses, moreover, were adored by their husbands; these gentlemen were enslaved by the charm possessed by every woman who loves; and, with even supererogatory simplicity, afforded us that just sufficient spice of danger which increases pleasure.
But I excuse it, it is impossible to expect the son of a Girondin to be free from a small spice of the old leaven.
Here is an odd kind of spice in this dish," said one.
Palfrey, like other geniuses, wrought by instinct rather than by rule, and possessed no receipts--indeed, despised all people who used them, observing that people who pickled by book, must pickle by weights and measures, and such nonsense; as for herself, her weights and measures were the tip of her finger and the tip of her tongue, and if you went nearer, why, of course, for dry goods like flour and spice, you went by handfuls and pinches, and for wet, there was a middle-sized jug-- quite the best thing whether for much or little, because you might know how much a teacupful was if you'd got any use of your senses, and you might be sure it would take five middle-sized jugs to make a gallon.
In fact, she purposely avoided me, although her old manner to me had not changed: the same serene coolness was hers on meeting me -- a coolness that was mingled even with a spice of contempt and dislike.
Look, mother,' said the man, 'at the beautiful bird that is singing so magnificently; and how warm and bright the sun is, and what a delicious scent of spice in the air
As he ceased speaking he awaited in silence evidently for some outbreak of rage upon my part--something that would have added to the spice of his revenge.
Well, there was a spice of savage satisfaction in the thought that Raffles had been obliged to turn to me in the end.
Without electricity the air would rot, and without this violence of direction which men and women have, without a spice of bigot and fanatic, no excitement, no efficiency.