Associations to the word «Spruce»

Pictures for the word «Spruce»


SPRUCE, noun. Any of various large coniferous evergreen trees from the genus Picea, found in northern temperate and boreal regions; originally and more fully spruce fir.
SPRUCE, noun. (uncountable) The wood of a spruce.
SPRUCE, noun. (used attributively) Made of the wood of the spruce.
SPRUCE, noun. (obsolete) Prussia or Prussian leather; pruce.
SPRUCE, adjective. (comparable) Smart, trim, and elegant in appearance; fastidious (said of a person).
SPRUCE, verb. (usually with up) To arrange neatly; tidy up.
SPRUCE, verb. (usually with up)) To make oneself spruce (neat and elegant in appearance).
SPRUCE, verb. To tease.
SPRUCE, noun. (obsolete) Prussia.
SPRUCE BEER, noun. A kind of beer which is tinctured or flavoured with spruce, either by means of the extract or by decoction.
SPRUCE UP, verb. (idiomatic) To dress or arrange smartly, elegantly, and neatly; to smarten
SPRUCE UP, verb. (idiomatic) To refresh, revamp; to freshen or improve something, especially its appearance

Dictionary definition

SPRUCE, noun. Light soft moderately strong wood of spruce trees; used especially for timbers and millwork.
SPRUCE, noun. Any coniferous tree of the genus Picea.
SPRUCE, verb. Make neat, smart, or trim; "Spruce up your house for Spring"; "titivate the child".
SPRUCE, verb. Dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion; "He spruced up for the party".
SPRUCE, adjective. Marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners; "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat".

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