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spade1 a tool shaped like a shovel and used for digging. A spade has a long handle and a flat blade that can be pushed into the ground with a foot. [2 definitions]
spade2 a black figure shaped like a pointed leaf with a short stem, used on playing cards. [3 definitions]
spaghetti a form of pasta made in long, thin strings. Spaghetti is often served with a sauce that may contain meat or tomatoes.
Spain a country in southern Europe. Madrid is the capital of Spain.
Spam (Trademark) Spam is the brand name for a kind of canned meat made from pork pieces and seasoning. [3 definitions]
span1 the stretch or reach between two points. [4 definitions]
spangle a small, thin piece of shiny metal used for decoration on clothing.
Spaniard a person from the country of Spain.
spaniel any of several breeds of dogs. Spaniels are small to medium in size with short legs, long ears, and long, silky hair.
Spanish of or having to do with Spain, or its people or language. [3 definitions]
spank1 to hit with the open hand or a hard object as punishment.
spare to handle gently; to not hurt. [12 definitions]
spark a very small bit of hot and glowing material thrown off by burning wood. [5 definitions]
sparkle to throw off or reflect little flashes of light; glitter. [4 definitions]
sparrow a small, common songbird with brown or gray feathers. There are several kinds of sparrows and they can be found in many different areas.
sparse not thick or dense; scattered in thin amounts.
spat1 a short, slight quarrel.
spat2 a past tense and past participle of "spit1."
spatter to splash or scatter in small bits or drops. [4 definitions]
spatula a cooking tool used for spreading or mixing soft substances, or for lifting and turning over foods that are cooking. Spatulas have a wide, flat blade on one end that can bend easily.
spawn the large number of eggs produced by fish, frogs, and other water animals. [2 definitions]