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spat 1

 (spăt)
v.
A past tense and a past participle of spit1.

spat 2

 (spăt)
n. pl. spat or spats
A larva of an oyster or similar bivalve that has settled by attaching to a surface.

[Middle English.]

spat 3

 (spăt)
n.
A cloth or leather gaiter covering the shoe upper and the ankle and fastening under the shoe with a strap: The waiter wore spats as part of his uniform.

[Short for spatterdash : spatter + dash.]

spat 4

 (spăt)
n.
1. A brief quarrel.
2. Informal A slap or smack.
3. A spattering sound, as of raindrops.
v. spat·ted, spat·ting, spats
v.intr.
1. To engage in a brief quarrel.
2. To strike with a light spattering sound; slap.
v.tr. Informal
To slap.

[Origin unknown.]
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spat

(spæt)
n
1. rare a slap or smack
2. a slight quarrel
vb, spats, spatting or spatted
3. rare to slap (someone)
4. (intr) US and Canadian and NZ to have a slight quarrel
[C19: probably imitative of the sound of quarrelling]

spat

(spæt)
vb
a past tense and past participle of spit1

spat

(spæt)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) another name for gaiter2
[C19: short for spatterdash]

spat

(spæt)
n
1. (Zoology) a larval oyster or similar bivalve mollusc, esp when it settles to the sea bottom and starts to develop a shell
2. (Zoology) such oysters or other molluscs collectively
[C17: from Anglo-Norman spat; perhaps related to spit1]
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spat1

(spæt)

n., v. spat•ted, spat•ting. n.
1. a petty quarrel.
2. a light blow; slap; smack.
v.i.
3. to engage in a petty quarrel or dispute.
4. to splash or spatter.
[1795–1805, Amer.; perhaps imitative]

spat2

(spæt)

v.
a pt. and pp. of spit 1.

spat3

(spæt)

n.
a short gaiter worn over the instep and usu. fastened under the foot with a strap.
[1795–1805; short for spatterdash gaiter]

spat4

(spæt)

n.
1. the spawn of an oyster or similar shellfish.
2. young oysters collectively.
3. a young oyster.
[1350–1400; Middle English; orig. uncertain]
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spat


Past participle: spatted
Gerund: spatting

Imperative
spat
spat
Present
I spat
you spat
he/she/it spats
we spat
you spat
they spat
Preterite
I spatted
you spatted
he/she/it spatted
we spatted
you spatted
they spatted
Present Continuous
I am spatting
you are spatting
he/she/it is spatting
we are spatting
you are spatting
they are spatting
Present Perfect
I have spatted
you have spatted
he/she/it has spatted
we have spatted
you have spatted
they have spatted
Past Continuous
I was spatting
you were spatting
he/she/it was spatting
we were spatting
you were spatting
they were spatting
Past Perfect
I had spatted
you had spatted
he/she/it had spatted
we had spatted
you had spatted
they had spatted
Future
I will spat
you will spat
he/she/it will spat
we will spat
you will spat
they will spat
Future Perfect
I will have spatted
you will have spatted
he/she/it will have spatted
we will have spatted
you will have spatted
they will have spatted
Future Continuous
I will be spatting
you will be spatting
he/she/it will be spatting
we will be spatting
you will be spatting
they will be spatting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spatting
you have been spatting
he/she/it has been spatting
we have been spatting
you have been spatting
they have been spatting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spatting
you will have been spatting
he/she/it will have been spatting
we will have been spatting
you will have been spatting
they will have been spatting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spatting
you had been spatting
he/she/it had been spatting
we had been spatting
you had been spatting
they had been spatting
Conditional
I would spat
you would spat
he/she/it would spat
we would spat
you would spat
they would spat
Past Conditional
I would have spatted
you would have spatted
he/she/it would have spatted
we would have spatted
you would have spatted
they would have spatted
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spat - a quarrel about petty pointsspat - a quarrel about petty points  
dustup, quarrel, run-in, wrangle, row, words - an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words"
2.spat - a cloth covering (a legging) that covers the instep and anklesspat - a cloth covering (a legging) that covers the instep and ankles
leg covering, legging, leging - a garment covering the leg (usually extending from the knee to the ankle)
3.spat - a young oyster or other bivalve
young, offspring - any immature animal
Verb1.spat - come down like raindrops; "Bullets were spatting down on us"
come down, precipitate, fall - fall from clouds; "rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum"
2.spat - become permanently attached; "mollusks or oysters spat"
attach - become attached; "The spider's thread attached to the window sill"
3.spat - strike with a sound like that of falling rain; "Bullets were spatting the leaves"
collide with, impinge on, hit, run into, strike - hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"
4.spat - clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approvalspat - clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
bravo - applaud with shouts of `bravo' or `brava'
gesticulate, gesture, motion - show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave"
5.spat - engage in a brief and petty quarrel
altercate, argufy, quarrel, scrap, dispute - have a disagreement over something; "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something"
6.spat - spawn; "oysters spat"
spawn - lay spawn; "The salmon swims upstream to spawn"
7.spat - clap one's hands together; "The children were clapping to the music"
gesticulate, gesture, motion - show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

spat

noun quarrel, dispute, squabble, controversy, contention, bickering, tiff, altercation, turf war (informal) a spat over interest rates and currencies
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spat

noun
1. A discussion, often heated, in which a difference of opinion is expressed:
Informal: hassle, rhubarb, tangle.
2. Informal. A quick, sharp blow, especially with the hand:
Informal: clip.
verb
2. Informal. To hit with a quick, sharp blow of the hand:
Informal: clip.
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Translations

spat

2 [spæt] N (= overshoe) → polaina f

spat

3 [spæt] (US)
A. Nriña f, disputa f (sin trascendencia)
B. VIreñir

spat

4 [spæt] N (= oyster) → freza f; [of oysters] → hueva f de ostras
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

spat

[ˈspæt]
pt
pp of spit
n
(= quarrel) → prise f de bec
(worn over shoe)guêtre f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

spat

1
n (of oyster etc)Muschellaich m
vi (oyster etc)laichen

spat

2
nHalbgamasche f

spat

3
n (inf: = quarrel) → Knatsch m (inf), → Krach m (inf)
vi (US inf: = quarrel) → zanken, streiten
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spat

2 [spæt] n (Am) → battibecco
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

spat

pret & pp de spit
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References in classic literature ?
And the leopards, bitter-wise of the taste of the iron, remained crouched, although they still spat and whipped their tails angrily.
But the cat, not understanding this joke, sprang at his face, and spat, and scratched at him.
He continued his walk, but he had scarcely gone a hundred paces, when a furious fellow, leaning between two soldiers, spat in the king's face, as once an infamous and accursed Jew spit in the face of Jesus of Nazareth.
But when the cowardly insulter spat in the face of the captive monarch Athos grasped his dagger.
He looked across at me, and his eye appraised my watch-chain, and then he incidentally spat and said something to the other convict, and they laughed and slued themselves round with a clink of their coupling manacle, and looked at something else.
There were no more spats and squabbles, no more tiny rages nor attempts at growling; while the adventures toward the far white wall ceased altogether.
2 Fabien Barthez, WAC Casablanca v Marseille, 2005 French shot-stopper Fabien Barthez managed somehow to get himself sent o, picking up a six-month ban (three months suspended) after he spat at a referee.
I don't know if he's spitting at Papiss Cisse, but it certainly looks like he spat down.
Cisse and Evans were involved in an altercation during Manchester United's 1-0 win at St James' Park and images appeared to suggest that the two had spat at each other.
margaritifera spat (Southgate & Beer 1997, Southgate & Beer 2000, Friedman & Southgate 1999).
The Blades boss was restrained by Sammy Lee while shouting abuse at Henchoz and demonstrating to Jamie Carragher that he believed he was spat at, then later admitted he wasn't surprised at Henchoz's alleged conduct because ``he's not English, and you expect one or two things like that''.
KEY WORDS: Pecten maximus, great scallop, spat, intermediate primary culture, stocking density, mesh size, predation, Galicia