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Meaning & Definition of Spike in English

English

Spike

/spaɪk/

noun

1. A transient variation in voltage or current

    synonym:
  • spike

2. Sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes

  • "Spikes provide greater traction"
    synonym:
  • spike

3. Fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn

    synonym:
  • ear
  • ,
  • spike
  • ,
  • capitulum

4. (botany) an indeterminate inflorescence bearing sessile flowers on an unbranched axis

    synonym:
  • spike

5. A sharp rise followed by a sharp decline

  • "The seismograph showed a sharp spike in response to the temblor"
    synonym:
  • spike

6. A very high narrow heel on women's shoes

    synonym:
  • spike heel
  • ,
  • spike
  • ,
  • stiletto heel

7. 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"
    synonym:
  • spike

8. A sharp-pointed projection along the top of a fence or wall (or a dinosaur)

    synonym:
  • spike

9. A long, thin sharp-pointed implement (wood or metal)

  • "One of the spikes impaled him"
    synonym:
  • spike

10. Any holding device consisting of a rigid, sharp-pointed object

  • "The spike pierced the receipts and held them in order"
    synonym:
  • spike
  • ,
  • spindle

11. A large stout nail

  • "They used spikes to fasten the rails to a railroad tie"
    synonym:
  • spike

verb

1. Stand in the way of

    synonym:
  • spike

2. Pierce with a sharp stake or point

  • "Impale a shrimp on a skewer"
    synonym:
  • transfix
  • ,
  • impale
  • ,
  • empale
  • ,
  • spike

3. Secure with spikes

    synonym:
  • spike

4. Bring forth a spike or spikes

  • "My hyacinths and orchids are spiking now"
    synonym:
  • spike
  • ,
  • spike out

5. Add alcohol to (beverages)

  • "The punch is spiked!"
    synonym:
  • spike
  • ,
  • lace
  • ,
  • fortify

6. Manifest a sharp increase

  • "The voltage spiked"
    synonym:
  • spike