Apays vs Spays - What's the difference?

apays | spays |


As verbs the difference between apays and spays

is that apays is (apay) while spays is (spay).

apays

English

Verb

(head)
  • (apay)

  • apay

    English

    Alternative forms

    * appay

    Verb

  • (archaic) To satisfy, please.
  • *, II.12:
  • *:It was a strange conceit, with our owne affliction to goe about to please and appay divine goodnesse.
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    spays

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (spay)

  • spay

    English

    Etymology 1

    From the (etyl) espeier, equivalent to the (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * (l) * (l)

    Verb

  • To remove or destroy the ovaries (of an animal) so that it cannot become pregnant.
  • Synonyms
    * castrate, emasculate (for a male) * geld * neuter * sterilize (used for all species and for both genders)

    References

    * “ spay, v.'']” listed in the '' [2nd Ed.; 1989

    Etymology 2

    See spayard.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • References

    * “ spay]” listed as a variant spelling of “[http://dictionary.oed.com/cgi/entry/50232517 spaya(r)d, spayd]”, listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989