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English noun: spade

1. spade (artifact) a playing card in the major suit that has one or more black figures on it


SamplesShe led a low spade.
Spades were trumps.


Broader (hypernym)playing card


Member meronymmajor suit

2. spade (artifact) a sturdy hand shovel that can be pushed into the earth with the foot


Broader (hypernym)hand shovel


Narrower (hyponym)ditch spade, garden spade, long-handled spade

3. spade (person) (ethnic slur) extremely offensive name for a Black person


SamplesOnly a Black can call another Black a nigga.


Synonymscoon, jigaboo, nigga, nigger, nigra


Broader (hypernym)Black, Black person, blackamoor, Negro, Negroid


Domain usagedepreciation, derogation, disparagement, ethnic slur


English verb: spade

1. spade (contact) dig (up) with a spade


SamplesI spade compost into the flower beds.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut into, delve, dig, turn over


Narrower (hyponym)ridge









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