The definition of a spade is a flat-bladed tool used for digging, or a suit of cards marked with an image of an upside down heart such as this image - ♠(noun)
Spade means to dig.(verb)
An example of spade is to dig into the ground.
See spade in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE spadu, akin to Ger spaten < IE base *spē-, long flat piece of wood > spoon, Gr spathē
Origin: Sp espada, sword (the sign used on Spanish cards) < L spatha, flat blade < Gr spathē: see spade
See spade in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English spadu.
Origin: Italian spade
Origin: , pl. of spada, card suit
Origin: , from Latin spatha, sword, broad-bladed stirrer
Origin: , from Greek spathē, broad blade.
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