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Meaning of SPAT

Pronunciation:  spat

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a young oyster or other bivalve
  2. [n]  a cloth covering (a legging) that provides covering for the instep and ankles
  3. [n]  petty quarrel
  4. [v]  clap one's hands together; "The children were clapping to the music"
  5. [v]  spawn; "oysters spat"
  6. [v]  engage in a brief and petty quarrel
  7. [v]  clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
  8. [v]  strike with a sound like that of falling rain; "Bullets were spatting the leaves"
  9. [v]  become permanently attached, as of mollusks or oysters
  10. [v]  come down like raindrops; "Bullets were spatting down on us"

SPAT is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: acclaim, applaud, bicker, bickering, clap, clap, fuss, gaiter, spats, squabble, tiff
 Antonyms: boo, hiss
 See Also: altercate, approve, argufy, attach, Bivalvia, bravo, class Bivalvia, class Lamellibranchia, class Pelecypoda, collide with, come down, dispute, dustup, fall, gesticulate, gesticulate, gesture, gesture, hit, impinge on, Lamellibranchia, leg covering, legging, legin, motion, motion, O.K., offspring, okay, precipitate, quarrel, quarrel, row, run into, run-in, sanction, scrap, spawn, strike, words, wrangle, young



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Spat\, n. [Short for {Spatterdash}.]
    1. A legging; a gaiter. [Scot. & Dial. Eng.]
    2. A kind of short cloth or leather gaiter worn over the
       upper part of the shoe and fastened beneath the instep; --
       chiefly in pl.
  2. \Spat\,
    imp. of {Spit}. [Obs. or R.]
  3. \Spat\, n. [From the root of spit; hence, literally, that
    which is ejected.]
    A young oyster or other bivalve mollusk, both before and
    after it first becomes adherent, or such young, collectively.
  4. \Spat\, v. i. & t.
    To emit spawn; to emit, as spawn.
  5. \Spat\, n. [Cf. {Pat}.]
    1. A light blow with something flat. [U.S. & Prov. Eng.]
    2. Hence, a petty combat, esp. a verbal one; a little
       quarrel, dispute, or dissension. [U. S.]
  6. \Spat\, v. i.
    To dispute. [R.] --Smart.
  7. \Spat\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spatted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To slap, as with the open hand; to clap together; as the
    hands. [Local, U.S.]
          Little Isabel leaped up and down, spatting her hands.