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Meaning of SHOVEL

Pronunciation:  'shuvul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a machine for excavating
  2. [n]  a hand tool for lifting loose material; consists of a curved container or scoop and a handle
  3. [n]  a fire iron consisting of a small shovel used to scoop coals or ashes in a fireplace
  4. [n]  the quantity a shovel can hold
  5. [v]  dig with or as if with a shovel; "shovel sand"; "he shovelled in the backyard all afternoon long"

SHOVEL is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: digger, excavator, power shovel, shovelful, spadeful
 See Also: backhoe, bolt down, containerful, cut into, delve, dig, dredge, fire iron, gobble up, hand shovel, hand tool, machine, posthole digger, post-hole digger, rake in, scoop, scoop shovel, shovel in, steam shovel, turn over



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Shov"el\, n. [OE. shovele, schovele, AS. scoft, sceoft;
    akin to D. schoffel, G. schaufel, OHG. sc?vala, Dan. skovl,
    Sw. skofvel, skyffel, and to E. shove. [root]160. See
    {Shove}, v. t.]
    An implement consisting of a broad scoop, or more or less
    hollow blade, with a handle, used for lifting and throwing
    earth, coal, grain, or other loose substances.
    {Shovel hat}, a broad-brimmed hat, turned up at the sides,
       and projecting in front like a shovel, -- worn by some
       clergy of the English Church. [Colloq.]
    {Shovelspur} (Zo["o]l.), a flat, horny process on the tarsus
       of some toads, -- used in burrowing.
    {Steam shovel}, a machine with a scoop or scoops, operated by
       a steam engine, for excavating earth, as in making railway
  2. \Shov"el\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shoveled}or {Shovelled};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Shoveling} or {Shovelling}.]
    1. To take up and throw with a shovel; as, to shovel earth
       into a heap, or into a cart, or out of a pit.
    2. To gather up as with a shovel.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a shovel in your dream, suggests that you are seeking your self-identity, knowledge, insight, and inner intellect. You are on a quest for a new understanding of your waking life and true Self. Alternatively, you may be trying too hard in finding the truth to a problem.