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Meaning of SPATE

Pronunciation:  speyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the occurrence of a water flow resulting from sudden rain or melting snow
  2. [n]  a sudden forceful flow
  3. [n]  (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"; "it must have cost plenty"
 

SPATE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: batch, deal, flock, freshet, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, rush, sight, slew, stack, surge, tidy sum, upsurge, wad, whole lot, whole slew
 
 See Also: deluge, flood, flow, flowing, inundation, large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity, onrush, torrent

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Spate\, n. [Of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. speid.]
A river flood; an overflow or inundation. --Burns.

      Gareth in a showerful spring Stared at the spate.
                                               --Tennyson.

 

 

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