Associations to the word «Spike»


SPIKE, noun. A sort of very large nail; also, a piece of pointed iron set with points upward/outward.
SPIKE, noun. Anything resembling such a nail in shape.
SPIKE, noun. An ear of corn or grain.
SPIKE, noun. (botany) A kind of inflorescence in which sessile flowers are arranged on an unbranched elongated axis.
SPIKE, noun. (in plural spikes; informal) Running shoes with spikes in the soles.
SPIKE, noun. A sharp peak in a graph.
SPIKE, noun. The long, narrow part of a woman's high-heeled shoe that elevates the heel.
SPIKE, noun. (volleyball) An attack from, usually, above the height of the net performed with the intent to send the ball straight to the floor of the opponent or off the hands of the opposing block.
SPIKE, noun. (zoology) An adolescent male deer.
SPIKE, noun. A surge in power.
SPIKE, noun. (slang) The casual ward of a workhouse.
SPIKE, noun. Spike lavender
SPIKE, verb. To covertly put alcohol or another intoxicating substance into a drink.
SPIKE, verb. To add a small amount of one substance to another.
SPIKE, verb. (volleyball) To attack from, usually, above the height of the net with the intent to send the ball straight to the floor of the opponent or off the hands of the opposing block.
SPIKE, verb. (military) To render (a gun) unusable by driving a metal spike into its touch hole.
SPIKE, verb. (journalism) To decide not to publish or make public.
SPIKE, verb. To prevent or frustrate.
SPIKE, verb. To increase sharply.
SPIKE, verb. To fasten with spikes, or long, large nails.
SPIKE, verb. To set or furnish with spikes.
SPIKE, verb. To fix on a spike.
SPIKE, verb. (football slang) To slam the football to the ground, usually in celebration of scoring a touchdown, or to stop expiring time on the game clock after snapping the ball as to save time for the losing team to attempt to score the tying or winning points.
SPIKE, proper noun. A male nickname.
SPIKE ADDITION, noun. (chemistry) calibration technique for quantification that consists in adding known amounts of a substance to an aliquot of an analyte
SPIKE FIDDLE, noun. (music) Any of a number of stringed instruments in which the handle passes diametrically through the resonator and which are played with a bow.
SPIKE FIDDLES, noun. Plural of spike fiddle
SPIKE LAVENDER, noun. A strongly aromatic species of lavender, Lavandula latifolia, native to the Mediterranean.
SPIKE MOSS, noun. Any of various simple vascular plants, of the family Selaginellaceae, that resemble mosses and produce spores.
SPIKE MOSSES, noun. Plural of spike moss
SPIKE SOMEONE'S GUNS, verb. To frustrate a person's efforts or designs; to undercut, to render helpless.
SPIKE STRIP, noun. A device consisting of a portable bed of nails used by police and armed forces to puncture car tires.
SPIKE STRIPS, noun. Plural of spike strip
SPIKE TEAM, noun. (US) Three horses, or a horse and a yoke of oxen, harnessed together, a horse leading the oxen or the span.
SPIKE TRAIN, noun. (cognitive science) A binary waveform representation of neuronal activity, where an action potential is represented as a single '1' separated by a stream of zeros.

Dictionary definition

SPIKE, noun. A transient variation in voltage or current.
SPIKE, noun. Sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes; "spikes provide greater traction".
SPIKE, noun. Fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn.
SPIKE, noun. (botany) an indeterminate inflorescence bearing sessile flowers on an unbranched axis.
SPIKE, noun. A sharp rise followed by a sharp decline; "the seismograph showed a sharp spike in response to the temblor".
SPIKE, noun. A very high narrow heel on women's shoes.
SPIKE, noun. Each of the sharp points on the soles of athletic shoes to prevent slipping (or the shoes themselves); "the second baseman sharpened his spikes before every game"; "golfers' spikes damage the putting greens".
SPIKE, noun. A sharp-pointed projection along the top of a fence or wall (or a dinosaur).
SPIKE, noun. A long, thin sharp-pointed implement (wood or metal); "one of the spikes impaled him".
SPIKE, noun. Any holding device consisting of a rigid, sharp-pointed object; "the spike pierced the receipts and held them in order".
SPIKE, noun. A large stout nail; "they used spikes to fasten the rails to a railroad tie".
SPIKE, verb. Stand in the way of.
SPIKE, verb. Pierce with a sharp stake or point; "impale a shrimp on a skewer".
SPIKE, verb. Secure with spikes.
SPIKE, verb. Bring forth a spike or spikes; "my hyacinths and orchids are spiking now".
SPIKE, verb. Add alcohol to (beverages); "the punch is spiked!".
SPIKE, verb. Manifest a sharp increase; "the voltage spiked".

Wise words

Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
Napoleon Hill