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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
References in classic literature ?
I hate tea and sild and spices, and every sort of rubbish his old ships bring, and I don't care how soon they go to the bottom when I own them.
As they leaned out of the window and inhaled the half-dead spices of the evergreens, they seemed to have entered the atmosphere of some exhausted passion--of some fierce excitement that was even now slowly burning itself out.
They dined like lords; they filled their bellies like Indian ships all day loading with spices.
Those narrow straits of Sunda divide Sumatra from Java; and standing midway in that vast rampart of islands, buttressed by that bold green promontory, known to seamen as Java Head; they not a little correspond to the central gateway opening into some vast walled empire: and considering the inexhaustible wealth of spices, and silks, and jewels, and gold, and ivory, with which the thousand islands of that oriental sea are enriched, it seems a significant provision of nature, that such treasures, by the very formation of the land, should at least bear the appearance, however ineffectual, of being guarded from the all-grasping western world.
All this ingenious mixture was ground up and flavored with spices to make it taste like something.
In that far-off mystic land of gold, and gems, and spices, and waving palms, and wondrous flowers, and miraculous fertility, will awake new forms of art, new styles of splendor; and the negro race, no longer despised and trodden down, will, perhaps, show forth some of the latest and most magnificent revelations of human life.
He remembered a certain warm and comfortable mixture of wine, eggs, sugar, and spices, which she had often been accustomed to make for him in former times, and which he thought he should relish exceedingly before he went to bed.
It was not alone that the scales descending on the counter made a merry sound, or that the twine and roller parted company so briskly, or that the canisters were rattled up and down like juggling tricks, or even that the blended scents of tea and coffee were so grateful to the nose, or even that the raisins were so plentiful and rare, the almonds so extremely white, the sticks of cinnamon so long and straight, the other spices so delicious, the candied fruits so caked and spotted with molten sugar as to make the coldest lookers-on feel faint and subsequently bilious.
I think I shall trade," said he, leaning back in his chair, "to the East Indies, for silks, shawls, spices, dyes, drugs, and precious woods.
At length down he came, with an unstable step and a strong flavour of wine and spices about his person.
The lady laughed, and told him she had not finished yet, but after choosing various kinds of scents and spices from a druggist's store, she halted before a magnificent palace, at the door of which she knocked gently.
We left this island early the next morning, and soon came in sight of Cape Gardafui, so celebrated heretofore under the name of the Cape of Spices, either because great quantities were then found there, or from its neighbourhood to Arabia the Happy, even at this day famous for its fragrant products.