(Space"ful) a. Wide; extensive. Sandys.
(Space"less), a. Without space. Coleridge.
(Spa"cial) a. See Spatial.
(Spa"cial*ly), adv. See Spatially. Sir W. Hamilton.
(Spa"cious) a. [L. spatiousus: cf. F. spacieux. See Space, n.]
1. Extending far and wide; vast in extent. "A spacious plain outstretched in circuit wide." Milton.
2. Inclosing an extended space; having large or ample room; not contracted or narrow; capacious; roomy; as,
spacious bounds; a spacious church; a spacious hall. Spa"cious*ly, adv. Spa"cious*ness, n.
(||Spa`das`sin") n. [F., fr. It. spadaccino a swordsman, from spada a sword.] A bravo; a
bully; a duelist. Ld. Lytton.
(Spad"dle) n. A little spade. [Obs.]
(Spade) n. [Cf. Spay, n.]
1. (Zoöl.) A hart or stag three years old. [Written also spaid, spayade.]
2. [Cf. L. spado.] A castrated man or beast.
(Spade), n. [AS. spæd; spada; akin to D. spade, G. spaten, Icel. spaði, Dan. & Sw. spade,
L. spatha a spatula, a broad two-edged sword, a spathe, Gr. spa`qh. Cf. Epaulet, Spade at cards,
1. An implement for digging or cutting the ground, consisting usually of an oblong and nearly rectangular
blade of iron, with a handle like that of a shovel. "With spade and pickax armed." Milton.
2. [Sp. espada, literally, a sword; so caused because these cards among the Spanish bear the figure
of a sword. Sp. espada is fr. L. spatha, Gr. spa`qh. See the Etymology above.] One of that suit of
cards each of which bears one or more figures resembling a spade.
"Let spades be trumps!" she said.Pope.
3. A cutting instrument used in flensing a whale.
Spade bayonet, a bayonet with a broad blade which may be used digging; called also trowel bayonet.
Spade handle (Mach.), the forked end of a connecting rod in which a pin is held at both ends.
See Illust. of Knuckle joint, under Knuckle.
(Spade) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Spading.] To dig with a spade; to pare
off the sward of, as land, with a spade.
(Spade"bone`) n. Shoulder blade. [Prov. Eng.]
(Spade"fish`) n. (Zoöl.) An American market fish (Chætodipterus faber) common on the southern
coasts; called also angel fish, moonfish, and porgy.
(Spade"foot`) n. (Zoöl.) Any species of burrowing toads of the genus Scaphiopus, esp. S.
Holbrookii, of the Eastern United States; called also spade toad.
(Spade"ful) n.; pl. Spadefuls [Spade + full.] As much as a spade will hold or lift.