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Meaning of “spade” in the English Dictionary

"spade" in British English

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spadenoun

uk   us   /speɪd/
  • spade noun (CARD)

spades [plural or U] one of the four suits in ​playingcards, ​represented by a ​blacksymbol like a ​pointedleaf with a ​shortstem: the ​ace/​queen of spades [C] a ​playingcard from the suit of spades: Don't you have any spades?
  • spade noun (PERSON)

[C] offensive old-fashioned an ​offensive word for a ​blackperson
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(Definition of spade from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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spadenoun [C]

 us   /speɪd/
a ​tool with a ​blade for ​digging, esp. one with a ​longhandle
(Definition of spade from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “spade”
in Korean 삽…
in Arabic رَفْش…
in Malaysian penyodok‘…
in French bêche, pelle…
in Russian лопата…
in Chinese (Traditional) 工具, 鏟,鍬…
in Italian vanga…
in Turkish bel, bahçıvan beli/küreği…
in Polish łopata…
in Spanish pala…
in Vietnamese cái thuổng, cái xẻng…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 工具, 铲,锹…
in Indonesian sekop…
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