- 1[countable] a garden tool with a broad metal blade and a long handle, used for digging Turn the soil over with a spade. compare shovel
- 2spades [plural] one of the four sets of cards (calledsuits) in a deck of cards. The cards have a black design shaped like pointed leaves with a short stem the five/queen/ace of spades
- 3 [countable] a card from the set of spades You must play a spade if you have one. Idioms
to say exactly what you think without trying to hide your opinion
call a spade a spadejump to other results
in large amounts or to a great degree He'd got his revenge now, and in spades.
in spades (informal)jump to other results