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Meaning of SPICE

Pronunciation:  spIs

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored
  2. [n]  any of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food
  3. [n]  aromatic substances of vegetable origin used as a preservative
  4. [v]  make more interesting or flavorful, either in the literal or in a metaphorical sense; "Spice the soup"; "Spice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer"
  5. [v]  add herbs or spices to

SPICE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: spice up, spice up, spicery, spiciness, zest
 See Also: allspice, alter, bite, change, Chinese anise, cinnamon, clove, five spice powder, flavor, flavorer, flavoring, flavour, flavourer, flavouring, ginger, ginger, hotness, mace, nip, nutmeg, pepper, pepperiness, piquance, piquancy, powdered ginger, preservative, pungency, season, seasoner, seasoning, sharpness, stacte, star anise, star aniseed, tang, tanginess, taste property, zest



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Spice\, n. [OE. spice, spece, spice, species, OF. espice,
    espece, F. ['e]pice spice, esp[`e]ce species, fr. L. species
    particular sort or kind, a species, a sight, appearance,
    show, LL., spices, drugs, etc., of the same sort, fr. L.
    specere to look. See {Spy}, and cf. {Species}.]
    1. Species; kind. [Obs.]
             The spices of penance ben three.      --Chaucer.
             Abstain you from all evil spice.      --Wyclif (1.
                                                   Thess,v. 22).
             Justice, although it be but one entire virtue, yet
             is described in two kinds of spices. The one is
             named justice distributive, the other is called
             commutative.                          --Sir T.
    2. A vegetable production of many kinds, fragrant or aromatic
       and pungent to the taste, as pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg,
       mace, allspice, ginger, cloves, etc., which are used in
       cookery and to flavor sauces, pickles, etc.
             Hast thou aught in thy purse [bag] any hot spices?
    3. Figuratively, that which enriches or alters the quality of
       a thing in a small degree, as spice alters the taste of
       food; that which gives zest or pungency; a slight
       flavoring; a relish; hence, a small quantity or admixture;
       a sprinkling; as, a spice of mischief.
             So much of the will, with a spice of the willful.
  2. \Spice\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spiced}; p. p. & vb. n.
    1. To season with spice, or as with spice; to mix aromatic or
       pungent substances with; to flavor; to season; as, to
       spice wine; to spice one's words with wit.
             She 'll receive thee, but will spice thy bread With
             flowery poisons.                      --Chapman.
    2. To fill or impregnate with the odor of spices.
             In the spiced Indian air, by night.   --Shak.
    3. To render nice or dainty; hence, to render scrupulous.
       [Obs.] ``A spiced conscience.'' --Chaucer.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of spice, suggests your need for variety in your life. You need to look at a situation/relationship from a different perspective/angle.