Spade vs Spede - What's the difference?

spade | spede |

As an adjective spade

is .

As a noun spede is




(wikipedia spade)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) spadu, spada, from (etyl) .


(en noun)
  • A garden tool with a handle and a flat blade for digging. Not to be confused with a shovel which is used for moving earth or other materials.
  • * 1898 , , Chapter 4
  • 'Make your mind easy,' Ratsey said; 'I have dug too often in this graveyard for any to wonder if they see me with a spade .'
  • A playing card marked with the symbol .
  • I've got only one spade in my hand.
  • (offensive, ethnic slur) A black person.
  • A cutting instrument used in flensing a whale.
  • Verb

  • To turn over soil with a spade to loosen the ground for planting.
  • (videogaming) To collect and statistically analyze data, for the purpose of determining the underlying random number generator structure or numeric formula.
  • Etymology 2

    Compare spay, noun.

    Alternative forms

    * spaid * spayade


    (en noun)
  • A hart or stag three years old.
  • A castrated man or animal.
  • (Webster 1913)


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  • * {{quote-book, year=1560, author=Peter Whitehorne, title=Machiavelli, Volume I, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Those capitaines whiche come to faight a field, cannot stand behind a wal, or behind bankes, nor where thei maie not be reached: therfore it is mete for them, seyng thei cannot finde a waie to defende them, to finde some mean, by the whiche thei maie be least hurte: nor thei cannot finde any other waie, then to prevente it quickly: the waie to prevent it, is to go to finde it out of hande, and hastely, not at leasure and in a heape: for that through spede , the blowe is not suffered to bee redoubled, and by the thinnesse, lesse nomber of menne maie be hurt. }}