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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 spike /ˈspaɪk/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 spike /ˈspaɪk/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spike, n.  Bot. Spike lavender. See Lavender.
 Oil of spike Chem., a colorless or yellowish aromatic oil extracted from the European broad-leaved lavender, or aspic (Lavendula Spica), used in artist's varnish and in veterinary medicine. It is often adulterated with oil of turpentine, which it much resembles.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spike n.
 1. A sort of very large nail; also, a piece of pointed iron set with points upward or outward.
 2. Anything resembling such a nail in shape.
    He wears on his head the corona radiata . . . ; the spikes that shoot out represent the rays of the sun.   --Addison.
 3. An ear of corn or grain.
 4. Bot. A kind of flower cluster in which sessile flowers are arranged on an unbranched elongated axis.
 Spike grass Bot., either of two tall perennial American grasses (Uniola paniculata, and Uniola latifolia) having broad leaves and large flattened spikelets.
 Spike rush. Bot. See under Rush.
 Spike shell Zool., any pteropod of the genus Styliola having a slender conical shell.
 Spike team, three horses, or a horse and a yoke of oxen, harnessed together, a horse leading the oxen or the span. [U.S.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spike, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spiked p. pr. & vb. n. Spiking.]
 1. To fasten with spikes, or long, large nails; as, to spike down planks.
 2. To set or furnish with spikes.
 3. To fix on a spike. [R.]
 4. To stop the vent of (a gun or cannon) by driving a spike nail, or the like into it.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a transient variation in voltage or current
      2: sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of
         a shoe worn by athletes; "spikes provide greater traction"
      3: fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn [syn: ear,
      4: (botany) an indeterminate inflorescence bearing sessile
         flowers on an unbranched axis
      5: a sharp rise followed by a sharp decline; "the seismograph
         showed a sharp spike in response to the temblor"
      6: a sharp-pointed projection along the top of a fence or wall
      7: a long sharp-pointed implement (wood or metal)
      8: any holding device consisting of a long sharp-pointed object
      9: a long metal nail
      v 1: stand in the way of
      2: pierce with a sharp stake or point; "impale a shrimp on a
         skewer" [syn: transfix, impale, empale]
      3: secure with spikes
      4: bring forth a spike or spikes; "my hyacinths and orchids are
         spiking now" [syn: spike out]
      5: add alcohol beverages [syn: lace, fortify]
      6: manifest a sharp increase; "the voltage spiked"