Dictionary Results for spats


1. spat - noun

· a quarrel about petty points

Synonym(s): bicker, bickering, tiff, squabble, pettifoggery, fuss

Hypernym(s): quarrel, wrangle, row, words, run-in, dustup




2. spat - noun

· a cloth covering (a legging) that covers the instep and ankles

Synonym(s): gaiter

Hypernym(s): legging, leging, leg_covering




3. spat - noun

· a young oyster or other bivalve

Hypernym(s): young, offspring




4. spat - verb

· come down like raindrops; "Bullets were spatting down on us"

Hypernym(s): precipitate, come_down, fall




5. spat - verb

· become permanently attached; "mollusks or oysters spat"

Hypernym(s): attach




6. spat - verb

· strike with a sound like that of falling rain; "Bullets were spatting the leaves"

Hypernym(s): hit, strike, impinge_on, run_into, collide_with




7. spat - verb

· clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval

Synonym(s): applaud, clap, acclaim

Hypernym(s): gesticulate, gesture, motion




8. spat - verb

· engage in a brief and petty quarrel

Hypernym(s): quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercate




9. spat - verb

· spawn; "oysters spat"

Hypernym(s): spawn




10. spat - verb

· clap one's hands together; "The children were clapping to the music"

Synonym(s): clap

Hypernym(s): gesticulate, gesture, motion





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