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Definition 1: sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where spike or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • spikes provide greater traction

(spike is a kind of ...) equipment needed to participate in a particular sport

(... is a kind of spike ) an iron spike attached to the shoe to prevent slipping on ice when walking or climbing

(... is a kind of spike ) a metal spike with a hole for a rope; mountaineers drive it into ice or rock to use as a hold

(... is a kind of spike ) a sharp metal spike to hold a candle

(... is part of spike) footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material

Definition 2: a large stout nail - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where spike or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they used spikes to fasten the rails to a railroad tie

(spike is a kind of ...) a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

Definition 3: any holding device consisting of a rigid, sharp-pointed object - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where spike or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the spike pierced the receipts and held them in order

Synonyms for spike in the sense of this definition

(spike is a kind of ...) a device for holding something

Definition 4: a long, thin sharp-pointed implement (wood or metal) - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where spike or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • one of the spikes impaled him

(spike is a kind of ...) instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end

Definition 5: a sharp-pointed projection along the top of a fence or wall (or a dinosaur) - [noun denoting artifact]

(spike is a kind of ...) any structure that branches out from a central support

Definition 6: a very high narrow heel on women's shoes - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for spike in the sense of this definition

(spike is a kind of ...) the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation

Definition 7: each of the sharp points on the soles of athletic shoes to prevent slipping (or the shoes themselves) - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where spike or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the second baseman sharpened his spikes before every game
  • golfers' spikes damage the putting greens

(spike is a kind of ...) sharp end

"he stuck the point of the knife into a tree" "he broke the point of his pencil"

(... is a kind of spike ) a sharp metal spike or spur that is fastened to the leg of a gamecock

Definition 8: a transient variation in voltage or current - [noun denoting event]

(spike is a kind of ...) a discharge of electricity

Definition 9: a sharp rise followed by a sharp decline - [noun denoting event]

Samples where spike or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the seismograph showed a sharp spike in response to the temblor

(spike is a kind of ...) a growth in strength or number or importance

Definition 10: (botany) an indeterminate inflorescence bearing sessile flowers on an unbranched axis - [noun denoting plant]

(spike is a kind of ...) the flowering part of a plant or arrangement of flowers on a stalk

(spike is a part of ...) the fleshy axis of a spike often surrounded by a spathe

(spike belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies plants

Definition 11: fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for spike in the sense of this definition

(spike is a kind of ...) the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant

(... is a kind of spike ) an ear of corn

(... is part of spike) tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times

Definition 12: add alcohol to (beverages) - [verb of change]

Samples where spike or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the punch is spiked!

Synonyms for spike in the sense of this definition

(spike is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(spike belongs to category ...) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

"cooking can be a great art" "people are needed who have experience in cookery" "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

Definition 13: bring forth a spike or spikes - [verb of change]

Samples where spike or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my hyacinths and orchids are spiking now

Synonyms for spike in the sense of this definition

(spike is a kind of ...) grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment

"A flower developed on the branch" "The country developed into a mighty superpower" "The embryo develops into a fetus" "This situation has developed over a long time"

Definition 14: manifest a sharp increase - [verb of change]

Samples where spike or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the voltage spiked

(spike is a kind of ...) become bigger or greater in amount

"The amount of work increased"

Definition 15: pierce with a sharp stake or point - [verb of contact]

Samples where spike or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • impale a shrimp on a skewer

Synonyms for spike in the sense of this definition

(spike is a kind of ...) penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument

(... is a kind of spike ) pierce with a pin

"pin down the butterfly"

(... is a kind of spike ) pierce with a spear

"spear fish"

Definition 16: secure with spikes - [verb of contact]

(spike is a kind of ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

(spike is a kind of ...) expel, as if by official decree

"he was banished from his own country"

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