spade Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "spade" - English Dictionary

See all translations

spadenoun

uk   us   /speɪd/

spade noun (TOOL)

C2 [C] a tool used for digging especially soil or sand, with a long handle and a flat blade: a garden spade The kids took their buckets and spades to the beach.

spade noun (CARD)

spades [plural or U] one of the four suits in playing cards, which has one or more black symbols like a pointed leaf with a short stem: the ace/queen of spades [C] a playing card from the suit of spades: Don't you have any spades?

spade noun (PERSON)

[C] offensive old-fashioned an offensive word for a black person
Idioms
Translations of “spade”
in Arabic رَفْش…
in Korean 삽…
in Malaysian penyodok‘…
in French bêche, pelle…
in Turkish bel, bahçıvan beli/küreği…
in Italian vanga…
in Chinese (Traditional) 工具, 鏟,鍬…
in Russian лопата…
in Polish łopata…
in Vietnamese cái thuổng, cái xẻng…
in Spanish pala…
in Portuguese pá para cavar…
in Thai พลั่ว…
in German der Spaten…
in Catalan pala…
in Japanese (土を掘る)すき, シャベル…
in Indonesian sekop…
in Chinese (Simplified) 工具, 铲,锹…
(Definition of spade from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of spade?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “spade” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
meme

an idea, image, video, etc. that is spread very quickly on the internet

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More