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Meaning & Definition of Shovel in English

English

Shovel

/ʃəvəl/

noun

1. A hand tool for lifting loose material

  • Consists of a curved container or scoop and a handle
    synonym:
  • shovel

2. The quantity a shovel can hold

    synonym:
  • shovel
  • ,
  • shovelful
  • ,
  • spadeful

3. A fire iron consisting of a small shovel used to scoop coals or ashes in a fireplace

    synonym:
  • shovel

4. A machine for excavating

    synonym:
  • power shovel
  • ,
  • excavator
  • ,
  • digger
  • ,
  • shovel

verb

1. Dig with or as if with a shovel

  • "Shovel sand"
  • "He shovelled in the backyard all afternoon long"
    synonym:
  • shovel

Examples of using

Do you have a shovel I can borrow?
It'll take some time to shovel all the snow off the roof.
Throw the shovel!