Dictionary Results for spike


1. spike - noun

· a transient variation in voltage or current

Hypernym(s): electrical_discharge




2. spike - noun

· sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes; "spikes provide greater traction"

Hypernym(s): sports_equipment




3. spike - noun

· fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn

Synonym(s): ear, capitulum

Hypernym(s): fruit




4. spike - noun

· (botany) an indeterminate inflorescence bearing sessile flowers on an unbranched axis

Hypernym(s): inflorescence




5. spike - noun

· a sharp rise followed by a sharp decline; "the seismograph showed a sharp spike in response to the temblor"

Hypernym(s): rise




6. spike - noun

· a very high narrow heel on women's shoes

Synonym(s): spike_heel, stiletto_heel

Hypernym(s): heel




7. spike - noun

· each of the sharp points on the soles of athletic shoes to prevent slipping (or the shoes themselves); "the second baseman sharpened his spikes before every game"; "golfers' spikes damage the putting greens"

Hypernym(s): point




8. spike - noun

· a sharp-pointed projection along the top of a fence or wall (or a dinosaur)

Hypernym(s): projection




9. spike - noun

· a long, thin sharp-pointed implement (wood or metal); "one of the spikes impaled him"

Hypernym(s): implement




10. spike - noun

· any holding device consisting of a rigid, sharp-pointed object; "the spike pierced the receipts and held them in order"

Synonym(s): spindle

Hypernym(s): holding_device




11. spike - noun

· a large stout nail; "they used spikes to fasten the rails to a railroad tie"

Hypernym(s): nail




12. spike - verb

· stand in the way of

Hypernym(s): banish, relegate, bar




13. spike - verb

· pierce with a sharp stake or point; "impale a shrimp on a skewer"

Synonym(s): transfix, impale, empale

Hypernym(s): pierce, thrust




14. spike - verb

· secure with spikes

Hypernym(s): fasten, fix, secure




15. spike - verb

· bring forth a spike or spikes; "my hyacinths and orchids are spiking now"

Synonym(s): spike_out

Hypernym(s): develop




16. spike - verb

· add alcohol to (beverages); "the punch is spiked!"

Synonym(s): lace, fortify

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




17. spike - verb

· manifest a sharp increase; "the voltage spiked"

Hypernym(s): increase





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