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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
spice
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
island
▪ I essayed all the Disneylands of the world and a selection of tarmacked spice islands.
▪ The first 11 months of the conflict in the spice islands cost 750 lives.
■ VERB
add
▪ They add a bit of spice ... and I've got quite a nasty temper when it's roused.
▪ Gradually add potatoes and milk. Add salt and spice.
▪ They add spice to the mixture.
▪ In perspective, it is a healthy rivalry, adding spice to the game.
▪ The Skiptons had objected to the match, and this had added spice to the situation.
mix
▪ They are sometimes mixed with other spices, such as allspice or coriander seeds, for a table condiment.
▪ To serve, pour into 4 glasses and decorate with a shake of mixed spice.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
variety is the spice of life
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Add oregano and other Italian spices to the mixture.
▪ Adding real-life drama can add spice to a high school history lesson.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Along with spices, religious fervor also obsessed them.
▪ Get the habit of flavouring with mild spices, herbs and other natural seasonings.
▪ Sprinkle the spices over the hot fudge.
▪ Tastes almost too rich with the spices and brandy.
▪ There were spices - a small cloth pouch of cumin and a bigger one of turmeric.
▪ These products are usually 100 percent turkey meat with certain spices added.
▪ They are sometimes mixed with other spices, such as allspice or coriander seeds, for a table condiment.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
up
▪ To spice up some of their machines, parlor owners have been tinkering illegally with the odds.
▪ Some other ways salsa can spice up a dish: Top a baked potato or macaroni and cheese.
▪ The more versatile chickpea can be spiced up in salads or puréed with garlic for deep frying or serving in dips.
▪ Sprinkled over the curriculum, Ideas and Evidence could certainly spice up the science diet.
▪ You can spice up a document by drawing straight on to it.
▪ Tel: 071-409 6869 for stockist details. Spice up your life with a new fragrance that is exotic and thoroughly seductive.
▪ Flavour seafood rice with a generous sprinkling. Spice up tomato or cream sauces for fish and chicken.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ CBS spiced up its Monday night line-up with a new sexy drama.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Cook and serve with a sauce Pastrami p21/ Brisket of beef, salted and spiced then coated in peppercorns.
▪ If you are making your own sauce, spice it liberally but keep it thin.
▪ It is also seductive - the achingly boring days in the Co-operative were suddenly spiced by the conspiring behind the haberdashery counter.
▪ Some other ways salsa can spice up a dish: Top a baked potato or macaroni and cheese.
▪ This should be spiced with a little chilli paste, and poured over the squid which you have kept just warm.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Spice

Spice \Spice\, n. [OE. spice, spece, spice, species, OF. espice, espece, F. ['e]pice spice, esp[`e]ce species, fr. L. species particular sort or kind, a species, a sight, appearance, show, LL., spices, drugs, etc., of the same sort, fr. L. specere to look. See Spy, and cf. Species.]

  1. Species; kind. [Obs.]

    The spices of penance ben three.
    --Chaucer.

    Abstain you from all evil spice.
    --Wyclif (1. Thess,v. 22).

    Justice, although it be but one entire virtue, yet is described in two kinds of spices. The one is named justice distributive, the other is called commutative.
    --Sir T. Elyot.

  2. A vegetable production of many kinds, fragrant or aromatic and pungent to the taste, as pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, allspice, ginger, cloves, etc., which are used in cookery and to flavor sauces, pickles, etc.

    Hast thou aught in thy purse [bag] any hot spices?
    --Piers Plowman.

  3. Figuratively, that which enriches or alters the quality of a thing in a small degree, as spice alters the taste of food; that which gives zest or pungency; a slight flavoring; a relish; hence, a small quantity or admixture; a sprinkling; as, a spice of mischief.

    So much of the will, with a spice of the willful.
    --Coleridge.

Spice

Spice \Spice\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spiced; p. p. & vb. n. Spicing.]

  1. To season with spice, or as with spice; to mix aromatic or pungent substances with; to flavor; to season; as, to spice wine; to spice one's words with wit.

    She 'll receive thee, but will spice thy bread With flowery poisons.
    --Chapman.

  2. To fill or impregnate with the odor of spices.

    In the spiced Indian air, by night.
    --Shak.

  3. To render nice or dainty; hence, to render scrupulous. [Obs.] ``A spiced conscience.''
    --Chaucer.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
spice

c.1200, "something added to food or drink to enhance the flavor, vegetable substance aromatic or pungent to the taste," also "a spice used as a medication or an alchemical ingredient," from Old French espice (Modern French épice), from Late Latin species (plural) "spices, goods, wares," in classical Latin "kind, sort" (see species). From c.1300 as "an aromatic spice," also "spices as commodities;" from early 14c. as "a spice-bearing plant." Figurative sense of "attractive or enjoyable variation" is from 13c.; that of "slight touch or trace of something" is recorded from 1530s. Meaning "specimen, sample" is from 1790. Early druggists recognized four "types" of spices: saffron, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg.

spice

"to season with spices," early 14c. (implied in spiced), from spice (n.), or from Old French espicier, from the French noun. Figurative sense of "to vary, diversify" is from 1520s.

Wiktionary
spice

Etymology 1 n. 1 (context countable uncountable English) plant matter (usually dried) used to season or flavour food. 2 (context figurative uncountable English) appeal, interest; an attribute that makes something appealing, interesting, or engaging. 3 (context uncountable Yorkshire English) sweet, candy. 4 (context obsolete English) species; kind. vb. (context transitive English) To add spice or spices to. Etymology 2

n. (context nonce word English) (spouse English)

WordNet
spice
  1. v. make more interesting or flavorful; "Spice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer" [syn: spice up]

  2. add herbs or spices to [syn: zest, spice up]

spice
  1. n. aromatic substances of vegetable origin used as a preservative

  2. any of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food

  3. the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored [syn: spiciness, spicery]

Wikipedia
SPICE

SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis) is a general-purpose, open source analog electronic circuit simulator. It is a program used in integrated circuit and board-level design to check the integrity of circuit designs and to predict circuit behavior.

Spice (album)

Spice is the debut studio album by the British girl group the Spice Girls. It was first released on 19 September 1996 by Virgin Records. The album was recorded at Olympic Studios in Barnes, London between 1995 and 1996, by producers Matt Rowe and Richard Stannard, and the production duo Absolute. The album is a pop record with an inclusion of styles such as dance, R&B and hip hop. It is considered to be the record that brought teen pop back, opening the doors for a wave of teen pop artists. Conceptually, the album centered on the idea of Girl Power, and during that time was compared to Beatlemania.

Spice was a huge worldwide commercial success. The album peaked at number one in more than 17 countries across the world, and was certified multi-platinum in 27 countries, platinum in 14 countries and Gold in 3 countries, including a 10× Platinum certification in the UK and Canada by the British Phonographic Industry and the Canadian Recording Industry Association, 8× Platinum in Europe by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and 7× Platinum in the US by Recording Industry Association of America. It became the world's top-selling album of 1997 selling 19 million copies in over a year. In total the album sold 31 million copies worldwide, becoming the biggest-selling album in music history by a girl group and one of the most successful albums of all time.

Five singles were released from the album. The first single, " Wannabe", became a worldwide success went to number one in 31 countries, one of the best-selling singles of all time and selling over six million copies worldwide. The next two singles, " Say You'll Be There" and " 2 Become 1", reached number one in 53 countries. " Who Do You Think You Are" was released as the official Comic Relief single in the UK as a double A-side with " Mama" and both songs reached the top 20 in charts across Europe, Australia and New Zealand. In the band's native UK, all four singles went to number one on the UK singles chart and, in the Billboard Hot 100, the album produced three top five singles.

Spice (disambiguation)

Spice is a food additive used for flavoring.

Spice may also refer to:

Spice (bomb)

The "SPICE" (Smart, Precise Impact, Cost-Effective) is an Israeli-developed, EO/ GPS-guided guidance kit for converting air-droppable unguided bombs into precision guided bombs.

A derivative of the "Popeye" (AGM-142 Have Nap) air-to-surface missile, the "Spice" is a product of Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. It achieved initial operational capability during 2003, in Israeli Air Force F-16 squadrons.

Spice (oceanography)

In oceanography the term spice refers to spatial variations in the temperature and salinity of seawater whose effects on density cancel each other. Such density compensated thermohaline variability is ubiquitous in the upper ocean. Warmer, saltier water is more spicy while cooler, less salty water is more minty.

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Spice (wrestling)

Melissa Anne Grill Petersen (née Grill, formerly Bellin born May 29, 1973), also known by her ring nameSpice, is a former member of World Championship Wrestling's Nitro Girls dance team. She also worked for WCW as a valet and wrestler.

Spice (Canadian band)

Spice was a Winnipeg band of the 1970s. First known as Sugar 'n' Spice, the group had a hit in 1971 with "Cruel War."

Spice (musician)

Grace Latoya Hamilton (born 6 August 1982), known professionally as Spice, is a Jamaican dancehall recording artist, singer and songwriter.

Spice (British band)

Spice were a British pop rock and rhythm and blues band featuring David Byron (vocals), Mick Box (guitar), Paul Newton (bass guitar), Alex Napier (drums) and Colin Wood (keyboards). (Napier was a replacement for drummer Nigel Pegrum; Pegrum would later join folk rock stalwarts Steeleye Span).

In late 1969, organist Ken Hensley, formerly of The Gods and Toe Fat joined. The band's last concert was on 21 February 1970 at St Mary's College in Twickenham, supporting Deep Purple - the band changed its name to Uriah Heep shortly after. The first concert as Uriah Heep was on 20 March at the Technical College in Salisbury.

SPICE (protocol)

In computing, SPICE (the Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments) is a remote- display system built for virtual environments which allows users to view a computing "desktop" environment - not only on its computer-server machine, but also from anywhere on the Internet and using a wide variety of machine architectures.

Qumranet originally developed SPICE as a closed source codebase in 2007. Red Hat, Inc acquired Qumranet in 2008, and in December 2009 decided to release the code under an open-source license and treat the protocol as an open standard.

Spice (Perfume song)

is a song recorded by Japanese girl group Perfume for their third studio album, JPN (2011). It premiered on November 2, 2011 as the fifth and final single from the album in Japan. It was written, composed, arranged, and produced by Japanese musician and Capsule member Yasutaka Nakata. The single also included the B-side track "Glitter", which appeared on the parent album. It was also released on June 19, 2013 through European and Oceanic regions, and June 25 in North America. Musically, "Spice" is a house song.

Upon its release, the track garnered mixed reviews from music critics. Some critics highlighted the song as one of Perfume's best singles from their album, whilst some felt the composition was uninteresting. It was also successful in Japan, peaking at number two both on the Oricon Singles Chart and Billboard's Japan Hot 100 chart. It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) for physical shipments of 100,000 units. An accompanying music video was shot by Shimada Daisuke; it features the girls performing the song in a dining room. It was performed on the groups 2011 JPN concert tour.

Usage examples of "spice".

Our cooks employ it with vinegar for making the mint sauce which we eat with roast lamb, because of its condimentary virtues as a spice to the immature meat, whilst the acetic acid of the vinegar serves to help dissolve the crude albuminous fibre.

The requisites for chewing are: a small piece of areca nut, a leaf of the Sirih or betel pepper, a little moistened lime, and, if you wish to be very luxurious, a paste made of spices.

Sal Simmons kept a little shop, An bacca seld, an spice, An traitle drink, an ginger pop, An other things as nice.

September 1509 Sequeira anchored at Malacca, the great emporium of the east, to which were brought cloves from the Moluccas, nutmegs from Banda, sandalwood from Timor, camphor from Borneo, gold from Sumatra and Loo Choo, and gums, spices and other precious commodities from China, Japan, Siam, Pegu, etc.

When green and unripe, Gooseberries are employed in a sauce, together with bechamel, and aromatic spices, this being taken with mackerel and other rich fish, as an acid corrective condiment.

No pressure of the Bene Gesserit, no trickery or artifice could pry them completely free from Arrakis: the spice was addictive.

Mexicans consisted of a mixture of maize and cacao with hot spices like chillies, and contained no sugar.

The emotional perfume was delicious, spiced by the fresh, tangy aroma of cilantro and sharpness of onion and garlic coming from the open kitchen window below him.

CHAPTER 119 The Candles Warmest climes but nurse the cruellest fangs: the tiger of Bengal crouches in spiced groves of ceaseless verdure.

Rogue on the tremble of detection Rumour for the nonce had a stronger spice of truth than usual She can make puddens and pies The born preacher we feel instinctively to be our foe There is for the mind but one grasp of happiness Those days of intellectual coxcombry Troublesome appendages of success Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man End of this Project Gutenberg Etext of Ordeal Richard Feverel, v1 by George Meredith THE ORDEAL OF RICHARD FEVEREL By GEORGE MEREDITH 1905 BOOK 2.

I tried to recall the names of both the spices I had known and those I had only heard of, words that would intoxicate him like perfumes, and for him I listed malabaster, incense, nard, lycium, sandal, saffron, ginger, cardamom, senna, zedoaria, laurel, marjoram, coriander, dill, thyme, clove, sesame, poppy, nutmeg, citronella, curcuma, and cumin.

Then nought would do but he must say farewell to several of the children who had become especial favorites: the Dalt boy and Lady Blackmonts brood and the round-faced orphan girl whose father had sold cloth and spices up and down the Greenblood.

Besides the dumplings and the beer, we also had a dish of freshly caught fish, stewed with soy sauce, vinegar and different spices, cooked until the bones were soft enough to eat.

The swollen Rice soon stops up the holes of the inner pot, and the Rice within becomes of a firm consistence, like pudding, and is eaten with butter, sugar, and spices.

Mixing with scents carried by the moist, heavy wind, they made a stew for the senses, spiced with fecund exudates of life.