Spiled vs Spiced - What's the difference?

spiled | spiced |


As verbs the difference between spiled and spiced

is that spiled is (spile) while spiced is (spice).

As an adjective spiced is

having spice added, spicy.

spiled

English

Verb

(head)
  • (spile)
  • Anagrams

    *

    spile

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) or (etyl) , (etyl) spile.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A splinter.
  • A spigot or plug used to stop the hole in a barrel or cask.
  • *1898 , , (Moonfleet) Chapter 4
  • *:So I felt my way down the passage back to the vault, and recked not of the darkness, nor of Blackbeard and his crew, if only I could lay my lips to liquor. Thus I groped about the barrels till near the top of the stack my hand struck on the spile of a keg, and drawing it, I got my mouth to the hold.
  • (US) A spout inserted in a maple (or other tree) to draw off sap.
  • Verb

    (spil)
  • To plug (a hole) with a spile.
  • To draw off (a liquid) using a spile.
  • To provide (a barrel, tree etc.) with a spile.
  • Etymology 2

    Alteration of (pile), after Etymology 1, above.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A pile; a post or girder.
  • Verb

    (spil)
  • To support by means of spiles.
  • Etymology 3

    Alteration of (l).

    Verb

    (spil)
  • (US, dialect, ambitransitive) spoil.
  • Anagrams

    * * * ----

    spiced

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having spice added, spicy.
  • Fred preferred spiced rum to plain.

    Verb

    (head)
  • (spice)
  • See also

    * spiced up