Definition of Spades

1. Noun. (plural of spade) ¹



2. Noun. One of the four suits of playing cards, marked with the symbol ?. ¹

3. Noun. A card game in which the spade suit cards are trumps. ¹

4. Verb. (third-person singular of spade) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spades

1. spade [v] - See also: spade

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spades

spadebones
spaded
spadefish
spadefishes
spadefoot
spadefoot toad
spadefoots
spadeful
spadefuls
spadeless
spadelike
spademan
spademen
spader
spaders
spades (current term)
spadesful
spadetail
spadewise
spadework
spadeworks
spadger
spadgers
spadiceous
spadices
spadicose
spadille
spadilles
spadillo
spadillos

Literary usage of Spades

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1874)
"Belinda leads Basto, the Baron plays the seven of spades, and the third player throws away anything, say the seven of Clubs. TRICK IV. ..."

2. Farm Drainage: The Principles, Processes, and Effects of Draining Land with by Henry Flagg French (1859)
"We have used common long-handled spades, cut down with shears at a machine-shop, ... Very strong spades, of various width, from three to eight inches, ..."

3. Publications by Western Reserve Historical Society (1892)
"CHERT spades AND HOES. Some remarkably excellent agricultural implements were ... These spades and hoes were attached to handles, and fastened in place by ..."

4. Hoyle's Games: Containing the Rules for Playing Fashionable Games, with by Edmond Hoyle (1887)
"8 Manille, haslo, king, and two small clubs or spades, three small hearts, ... Manille, hasto, queen, and two small clubs os spades, thiee small hearts, ..."

5. The American Hoyle: Or, Gentleman's Hand-book of Games, Containing All the by William Brisbane Dick (1894)
"C plays Four of spades, placing it to the left of the Five of spades. ... C plays Seven of spades, upon the Six of spades. D plays Six of Clubs, ..."

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