Synonyms of spike


1. spike, electrical discharge

usage: a transient variation in voltage or current

2. spike, sports equipment

usage: sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes; "spikes provide greater traction"

3. ear, spike, capitulum, fruit

usage: fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn

4. spike, inflorescence

usage: (botany) an indeterminate inflorescence bearing sessile flowers on an unbranched axis

5. spike, rise

usage: a sharp rise followed by a sharp decline; "the seismograph showed a sharp spike in response to the temblor"

6. spike heel, spike, stiletto heel, heel

usage: a very high narrow heel on women's shoes

7. spike, point

usage: 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"

8. spike, projection

usage: a sharp-pointed projection along the top of a fence or wall (or a dinosaur)

9. spike, implement

usage: a long, thin sharp-pointed implement (wood or metal); "one of the spikes impaled him"

10. spike, spindle, holding device

usage: any holding device consisting of a rigid, sharp-pointed object; "the spike pierced the receipts and held them in order"

11. spike, nail

usage: a large stout nail; "they used spikes to fasten the rails to a railroad tie"


1. spike, banish, relegate, bar

usage: stand in the way of

2. transfix, impale, empale, spike, pierce, thrust

usage: pierce with a sharp stake or point; "impale a shrimp on a skewer"

3. spike, fasten, fix, secure

usage: secure with spikes

4. spike, spike out, develop

usage: bring forth a spike or spikes; "my hyacinths and orchids are spiking now"

5. spike, lace, fortify, change, alter, modify

usage: add alcohol to (beverages); "the punch is spiked!"

6. spike, increase

usage: manifest a sharp increase; "the voltage spiked"

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Definition and meaning of spike (Dictionary)