Dictionary Results for spates

1. spate - noun

· (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"

Synonym(s): batch, deal, flock, good_deal, great_deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite_a_little, raft, sight, slew, stack, tidy_sum, wad

Hypernym(s): large_indefinite_quantity, large_indefinite_amount

2. spate - noun

· a sudden forceful flow

Synonym(s): rush, surge, upsurge

Hypernym(s): flow, flowing

3. spate - noun

· the occurrence of a water flow resulting from sudden rain or melting snow

Synonym(s): freshet

Hypernym(s): flow, flowing

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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