(Spay) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spayed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Spaying.] [Cf. Armor. spac'hein, spaza to
geld, W. dyspaddu to geld, L. spado a eunuch, Gr. .] To remove or extirpate the ovaries of, as a sow
or a bitch; to castrate
(Spay), n. [Cf. Spade a spay, Spay, v. t.] (Zoöl.) The male of the red deer in his third year; a
(Spay"ad Spay"ade) , n. (Zoöl.) A spay.
(Speak) v. i. [imp. Spake Archaic); p. p. Spoke, Obs. or Colloq.); p. pr. & vb. n. Speaking.]
[OE. speken, AS. specan, sprecan; akin to OF.ries. spreka, D. spreken, OS. spreken, G. sprechen,
OHG. sprehhan, and perhaps to Skr. sphurj to crackle, to thunder. Cf. Spark of fire, Speech.]
1. To utter words or articulate sounds, as human beings; to express thoughts by words; as, the organs
may be so obstructed that a man may not be able to speak.
Till at the last spake in this manner.Chaucer.
Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth.1 Sam. iii. 9.
2. To express opinions; to say; to talk; to converse.
That fluid substance in a few minutes begins to set, as the tradesmen speak.Boyle.
An honest man, is able to speak for himself, when a knave is not.Shak.
During the century and a half which followed the Conquest, there is, to speak strictly, no English history.Macaulay.
3. To utter a speech, discourse, or harangue; to adress a public assembly formally.
Many of the nobility made themselves popular by speaking in Parliament against those things which
were most grateful to his majesty.Clarendon.
4. To discourse; to make mention; to tell.
Lycan speaks of a part of Cæsar's army that came to him from the Leman Lake.Addison.
5. To give sound; to sound.
Make all our trumpets speak.Shak.
6. To convey sentiments, ideas, or intelligence as if by utterance; as, features that speak of self-will.
Thine eye begins to speak.Shak. To speak of, to take account of, to make mention of. Robynson To speak out, to speak loudly
and distinctly; also, to speak unreservedly. To speak well for, to commend; to be favorable to.
To speak with, to converse with. "Would you speak with me?" Shak.
Syn. To say; tell; talk; converse; discourse; articulate; pronounce; utter.
(Speak) v. t.