Complete Definition of "spike"

English

Etymology
L. spica#Latin|spīca "ear of grain"

Pronunciation
IPA|/spaɪk/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-aɪk|-aɪk

Noun
en-noun

  1. A sort of very large nail; also, a piece of pointed iron set with points upward or outward.
  2. Anything resembling such a nail in shape.
  3. An ear of grain.
  4. context|botany A kind of inflorescence in which sessile flowers are arranged on an unbranched elongated axis.
  5. (in plural spikes; informal) Running shoes with spikes in the soles.
  6. A sharp peak in a graph.
  7. volleyball An attack from, usually, above the height of the net performed with the intent to send the ball straight to the floor of the opponent or off the hands of the opposing block.
  8. context|zoology An adolescent male deer.

Coordinate terms
i-c|botany: kind of inflorescence catkin, raceme; cluster, corymb; umbel

Translations
trans-top|very large nail
Danish: spiger, nagle
Finnish: t-|fi|piikki
German: t+|de|Nagel|m, t+|de|Spitze|f
trans-mid
Japanese: t|ja|scJpan|é|trhari
Russian: ÑÑÑÑÑ (Å¡tyr') m, коÑÑÑÐ»Ñ (kostýl') f, Ð½Ð°Ð³ÐµÐ»Ñ (nágel) m
Spanish: t+|es|clavo|m, t-|es|pincho|m
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trans-top|anything resembling like a nail in shape
Danish: t-|da|spids, t-|da|pig
Finnish: t-|fi|piikki
German: t+|de|Spitze|f, t+|de|Stachel|m
trans-mid
Japanese: t|ja|scJpan|é|trhari
Russian: ÑÑÑÑÑ m, ÑÐ¿Ð¸Ð»Ñ (Å¡pil') m, Ñип (Å¡yp) m
Spanish: t-|es|pincho|m, t+|es|punta|f
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trans-top|ear of grain
trans-mid
Japanese: t|ja|scJpan|ç©|trho
Spanish: t|es|espiga|f
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trans-top|botany: kind of inflorescence
Danish: t-|da|aks
Finnish: t+|fi|tähkä
trans-mid
Japanese: t|ja|scJpan|ç©ç¶è±åº|trhojÅ-kajo
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trans-top|informal: running shoes with spikes in the soles
Danish: pigsko
trans-mid
Japanese: t|ja|scJpan|ã¹ãã¤ã¯é´|trsupaiku-gutsu
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trans-top|sharp peak in a graph
Danish: t-|da|spids, t-|da|top
trans-mid
Japanese: t|ja|scJpan|é|trhari
Spanish: t+|es|pico|m
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trans-top|volleyball
trans-mid
Japanese: t|ja|scJpan|ã¹ãã¤ã¯|trsupaiku
Russian: аÑакa f, аÑакÑÑÑий ÑÐ´Ð°Ñ m, нападаÑÑий ÑÐ´Ð°Ñ m, ÑÐ´Ð°Ñ m
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trans-top|zoology: an adolescent male deer
trans-mid
Japanese: t|ja|scJpan|ç¡é¹¿|trojika
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Verb
en-verb|spik|ing

  1. To put alcohol or another intoxicating substance in a drink that previously did not contain such substances.
  2. volleyball To attack from, usually, above the height of the net with the intent to send the ball straight to the floor of the opponent or off the hands of the opposing block.
  3. military To hammer an iron spike into the touch hole so as to render a gun unusable.

#:He jumped down, wrenched the hammer from the armourerâs hand, and seizing a nail from the bag, in a few moments he had spiked the gun. â w:Frederick Marryat|Frederick Marryat, "Peter Simple", 1834

  1. (journalism) To decide not to publish or make public.

#*October 14, 2002, Jonathan Sale, The Guardian, Edward VIII news blackout.
#*:Instead, the "Beaver" declared he would spike the story about Wallis Simpson and make sure his fellow media moguls sat on it too.

Synonyms
italbrac|volleyball: attack, hit

Translations

mid
Russian: аÑаковаÑÑ, нападаÑÑ, ÑдаÑиÑÑ

Category:English words with multiple etymologies


German

Noun
Spike m

{| align"right" border"1"
! Glossar:case|case
! Glossar:singular|singular
! Glossar:plural|plural
|-
|Glossar:nominative|nominative
| der Spike || die Spikes
|-
|Glossar:genitive|genitive
| des Spikes || der Spikes
|-
|Glossar:dative|dative
| dem Spike || den Spikes
|-
|Glossar:accusative|accusative
| den Spike || die Spikes
|}

  1. spike (nail or something similar to it)

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