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Meaning of "spadework" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SPADEWORK

spadework  [ˈspeɪdˌwɜːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPADEWORK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Spadework is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SPADEWORK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Spadework

Spadework is a novel by Canadian writer Timothy Findley set in the theater world of Stratford, Ontario. It was first published in Canada by HarperCollins Publishers in 2001.

Definition of spadework in the English dictionary

The definition of spadework in the dictionary is dull or routine preparatory work.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SPADEWORK


artwork
ˈɑːtˌwɜːk
beadwork
ˈbiːdˌwɜːk
bladework
ˈbleɪdˌwɜːk
cold-work
ˈkəʊldˌwɜːk
fieldwork
ˈfiːldˌwɜːk
framework
ˈfreɪmˌwɜːk
groundwork
ˈɡraʊndˌwɜːk
handwork
ˈhændˌwɜːk
headwork
ˈhɛdˌwɜːk
homework
ˈhəʊmˌwɜːk
housework
ˈhaʊsˌwɜːk
leadwork
ˈlɛdˌwɜːk
network
ˈnɛtˌwɜːk
patchwork
ˈpætʃˌwɜːk
roadwork
ˈrəʊdˌwɜːk
studwork
ˈstʌdˌwɜːk
teamwork
ˈtiːmˌwɜːk
wickerwork
ˈwɪkəˌwɜːk
woodwork
ˈwʊdˌwɜːk
yardwork
ˈjɑːdˌwɜːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPADEWORK

spadassin
spade
spade foot
spade guinea
spadefish
spadeful
spadelike
spademan
spader
spades
spadger
spadiceous
spadices
spadicifloral
spadille
spadix
spado
spadroon
spae
spaeman

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPADEWORK

bridgework
casework
coursework
falsework
firework
lacework
latticework
lifework
needlework
out of work
piecework
pilework
pipework
prework
rework
ropework
stonework
telework
timework
trestlework
wirework

Synonyms and antonyms of spadework in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SPADEWORK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «spadework» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of spadework

Translation of «spadework» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPADEWORK

Find out the translation of spadework to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of spadework from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «spadework» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

艰难的准备工作
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

trabajo preliminar
570 millions of speakers

English

spadework
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

spadework
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أعمال تمهيدية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

подготовительные работы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

spadework
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

spader
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gros du travail
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Spader
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Vorarbeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

予備作業
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기초 작업
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Spader
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự xới đất
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

spader
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्पडर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Spader
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

grosso dei preparatori
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

czarnej roboty
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

підготовчі роботи
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

spadework
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

spadework
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aanvoorwerk
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

spadework
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spadework
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of spadework

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPADEWORK»

The term «spadework» is normally little used and occupies the 130.728 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPADEWORK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about spadework

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPADEWORK»

Discover the use of spadework in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to spadework and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Spadework
A story that ripples with ever-widening repercussions, a sensual and completely absorbing read, Spadework is another Timothy Findley winner.
Timothy Findley, 2012
2
Spadework
A book for men ... enquirers, new Christians, and for use in evangelism among men.
Carl Beech, 2007
3
The Pearson Guide to MCA Entrance Examinations
1 00 Spadework Exercise 1 11.103 Test of Spelling 11.104 How to Improve Your Sperling 1 1 . 1 05 Basic Rules of Spelling 1 1 . 1 05 Commonly Misspelt Words 11.107 Spadework Exercise 1 11.108 12. TEST OF COMPUTING 12.1 Number ...
Thorpe
4
Spadework: A Collection of "nameless Detective" Stories
The book includes an Introduction by Marcia Muller, an afterword by the author, and a checklist of "Nameless" stories and novels".
Bill Pronzini, 1996
5
The Facts on File Guide to Style
When we use the word spadework, however, we are more likely to be using it figuratively. We will, again in the vast majority of cases, be referring not to the work of turning over the ground with an actual spade but to the hard or routine ...
Martin H. Manser, Stephen Curtis, 2009
6
Participatory Learning and Action: With 100 Field Methods
For PRA/PLA type activities some spadework is essential so as to enable adequate background preparation and follow-up exercises. There are tools/ techniques and methods fostering better understanding of the topics to be probed , better ...
Neela Mukherjee, 2002
7
I've Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and ...
"Spadework" was a pet phrase of Ella Baker's, popping up with regularity in the reports she filed while traveling the South in the 1940s: I must leave now for one of those small church night meetings which are usually more exhausting than the  ...
Charles M. Payne, 2007
8
Samuel Beckett in Context
In David Hayman's introduction to a collection of essays on 'Genetic Studies in joyce', this implicit hierarchy shone through: 'Those who limit themselves to the philological tasks may perhaps see themselves as doing necessary spadework for ...
Anthony Uhlmann, 2013
9
The Empire of Signs: Semiotic Essays on Japanese Culture
It is important to note in this connection that nemawashi (Japanese- style spadework) plays an important role in making rules in Japanese society. The Japanese style of spadework is as follows: Since group decisions are made on the basis of ...
Yoshihiko Ikegami, 1991
10
The Japanese Mind
Thus, maneuvering behind the scenes is very important for the Japanese before proceeding, and this is called nemawashi. There isa similar typeof behavior in other countries, which iscalled “spadework.” Accordingto Naotsuka (ibid., p. 205)  ...
Roger Davies, Osamu Ikeno, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPADEWORK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term spadework is used in the context of the following news items.
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Govt starts spadework for second airport in Delhi NCR
The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), Government of India has commenced the process of setting up the second airport in the Delhi NCR. According to Dr ... «TravelBizMonitor, Jul 15»
2
Rugby: The spadework has been done - now time for the final step
They had slumped to an ignominious second-to-last finish and recorded their worst points differential in the process, while high-profile signings Ma'a Nonu and ... «New Zealand Herald, Jun 15»
3
Spadework by PM Helps Better Delhi-Dhaka Ties
He had done considerable spadework to make his first-ever Dhaka visit memorable. The high-water mark of his journey is the formalisation of the land boundary ... «The New Indian Express, Jun 15»
4
In the pipeline: Government doing spadework for child marriage …
In the pipeline: Government doing spadework for child marriage legislation. CPWC prepares draft; similar bill was rejected by lawmakers in 2013. By Our ... «The Express Tribune, Mar 15»
5
'One Rank, One Pension' spadework moving on fast-track: Parrikar
New Delhi, Jan 31: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said his Ministry would finalise modalities for the much delayed 'One Rank, One Pension' (OROP) ... «Oneindia, Jan 15»
6
Dig for Victory: Start your spadework now for a bumper crop in 2015
IF YOU want the garden to look fabulous – and keep you fed – in 2015, it's time to start the spadework now, says Alan. By Alan Titchmarsh. PUBLISHED: 11:19 ... «Express.co.uk, Dec 14»
7
Do spadework before you start landscaping
Do spadework before you start landscaping. If you're planning winter or spring landscaping improvements, you'll want to answer some basic questions first. «Fort Worth Star Telegram, Dec 14»
8
Mahatma spadework begins
London, Nov. 12: Quite simply, Parliament Square in London facing the Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster is waiting for the Mahatma. The spot where ... «Calcutta Telegraph, Nov 14»
9
Spadework complete on grow-your-own project
A GROUND-BREAKING scheme aimed at finding land and support for community food-growing projects has been launched. The new initiative, the first of its ... «LeaderLive, Oct 14»
10
Dublin's Euro 2020 spadework pays big dividends
After an anxious start to the day, there was an understandable sense of satisfaction among Dublin's successful bid team as they returned home from the Euro ... «Irish Times, Sep 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Spadework [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/spadework>. Jul 2020 ».
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