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If the same energy went into marketing movies to women as they do on the other demographics we might see more of a spike.
Callie Khouri

Meaning of "spike" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SPIKE

Spyk; related to Old English spīcing nail, Old Norse spīk splinter, Middle Low German spīker spike, Norwegian spīk spoke², Latin spīca sharp point.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SPIKE

spike  [spaɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPIKE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Spike is a verb and can also act as 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.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb spike in English.

WHAT DOES SPIKE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of spike in the English dictionary

The first definition of spike in the dictionary is a sharp point. Other definition of spike is any sharp-pointed object, esp one made of metal. Spike is also a long metal nail.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SPIKE

PRESENT

Present
I spike
you spike
he/she/it spikes
we spike
you spike
they spike
Present continuous
I am spiking
you are spiking
he/she/it is spiking
we are spiking
you are spiking
they are spiking
Present perfect
I have spiked
you have spiked
he/she/it has spiked
we have spiked
you have spiked
they have spiked
Present perfect continuous
I have been spiking
you have been spiking
he/she/it has been spiking
we have been spiking
you have been spiking
they have been spiking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I spiked
you spiked
he/she/it spiked
we spiked
you spiked
they spiked
Past continuous
I was spiking
you were spiking
he/she/it was spiking
we were spiking
you were spiking
they were spiking
Past perfect
I had spiked
you had spiked
he/she/it had spiked
we had spiked
you had spiked
they had spiked
Past perfect continuous
I had been spiking
you had been spiking
he/she/it had been spiking
we had been spiking
you had been spiking
they had been spiking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will spike
you will spike
he/she/it will spike
we will spike
you will spike
they will spike
Future continuous
I will be spiking
you will be spiking
he/she/it will be spiking
we will be spiking
you will be spiking
they will be spiking
Future perfect
I will have spiked
you will have spiked
he/she/it will have spiked
we will have spiked
you will have spiked
they will have spiked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been spiking
you will have been spiking
he/she/it will have been spiking
we will have been spiking
you will have been spiking
they will have been spiking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would spike
you would spike
he/she/it would spike
we would spike
you would spike
they would spike
Conditional continuous
I would be spiking
you would be spiking
he/she/it would be spiking
we would be spiking
you would be spiking
they would be spiking
Conditional perfect
I would have spike
you would have spike
he/she/it would have spike
we would have spike
you would have spike
they would have spike
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been spiking
you would have been spiking
he/she/it would have been spiking
we would have been spiking
you would have been spiking
they would have been spiking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you spike
we let´s spike
you spike
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to spike
Past participle
spiked
Present Participle
spiking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SPIKE


alike
əˈlaɪk
bike
baɪk
dislike
dɪsˈlaɪk
garpike
ˈɡɑːˌpaɪk
handspike
ˈhændˌspaɪk
like
laɪk
like-for-like
ˌlaɪkfəˈlaɪk
likes
ˈlaɪk
marlinespike
ˈmɑːlɪŋˌspaɪk
marlingspike
ˈmɑːlɪŋˌspaɪk
marlinspike
ˈmɑːlɪnˌspaɪk
mic
maɪk
mike
maɪk
muspike
ˈmʌspaɪk
pike
paɪk
rampike
ˈræmpaɪk
shunpike
ˈʃʌnˌpaɪk
strike
straɪk
turnpike
ˈtɜːnˌpaɪk
unlike
ʌnˈlaɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPIKE

spigot and socket joint
spik
spike heel
spike heels
spike lavender
spike someone´s guns
spike-rush
spiked
spikefish
spikelet
spikelike
spikenard
spiker
spikery
spikes
spikier
spikiest
spikily
spikiness
spiky

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPIKE

childlike
dike
dirt bike
feel like
human-like
hunger strike
jack pike
kike
marlin(e) spike
motorbike
mountain bike
Nike
road bike
sunlike
superbike
the like
there´s nothing like
tike
trike
walleyed pike

Synonyms and antonyms of spike in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SPIKE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «spike» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of spike
adulterate · barb · bristle · contaminate · cut · dope · drug · impale · lace · nail · pin · point · prickle · prong · spear · spine · spit · spur · stake · stick · thorn · tine

Translation of «spike» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPIKE

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

Translator English - Chinese

长金属锥
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

punta
570 millions of speakers

English

spike
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कील
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ارتفاع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

шип
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ponta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গজাল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pointe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lonjakan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Spitze
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

大くぎ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

대못
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Spike
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tăng đột biến
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஸ்பைக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उंचावलेला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

başak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

punta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kolec
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шип
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Spike
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ακίδα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

piek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

spike
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spike
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of spike

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPIKE»

The term «spike» is very widely used and occupies the 10.575 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPIKE» OVER TIME

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

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «SPIKE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word spike.
1
Dick Armey
Spike Lee is obviously more stupid than anyone can be by accident.
2
Steve Bartlett
This filing spike is a result of bad information being pushed on people, and then they file for bankruptcy out of fear.
3
Judy Biggert
Mr. Speaker, high natural gas prices and the summer spike in gasoline prices serve as a stark reminder that the path to energy independence is a long and arduous one.
4
Jonah Goldberg
And it's the President of the United States who said he wasn't going to spike the football and all this, we shouldn't gloat about it, running campaign ads, gloating about it and saying the other guy isn't good enough to do the tough things that I did, which I think is, one reprehensible.
5
Callie Khouri
If the same energy went into marketing movies to women as they do on the other demographics we might see more of a spike.
6
Aaron Klein
The Obama administration has issued numerous orders essentially suspending deportations, prompting a major spike in illegal crossings.
7
Bob Ney
Along with you, I have witnessed the unfortunate rise in gasoline prices that has accompanied the summer driving season and the more recent spike in prices due to Hurricane Katrina.
8
Jodi Rell
This continuing spike in gas prices is bad for consumers, bad for our economy, and bad for all other businesses. It is hurting us and costing us jobs.
9
David Remnick
Very rarely is there a spike in news-stand sales.
10
Gary Sheffield
When McGwire started the home run mania, attendance came back. The owners understood that the sudden spike in homers wasn't accidental. All baseball knew it. But baseball is run on money, and home runs meant money. Baseball turned a blind eye.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPIKE»

Discover the use of spike in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to spike and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Spike Lee: Interviews
The collection features interviews with such luminaries as Charlie Rose, Elvis Mitchell, Michael Sragow, and actor Delroy Lindo.
Cynthia Fuchs, 2002
2
Fight the Power!: The Spike Lee Reader
This book seeks to stimulate continued debate by examining the complexities in Lee's various sociopolitical claims and their ideological impacts.
Janice D. Hamlet, Robin R. Means Coleman, 2009
3
How to Analyze the Films of Spike Lee
This title explores the creative works of famous filmmaker Spike Lee.
Mike Reynolds, 2010
4
Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing
Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" brings together essays, freshly written for this edition, that analyze this controversial film from a variety of methodological perspectives.
Mark A. Reid, 1997
5
Do the Right Thing: A Spike Lee Joint
This book reveals Spike Lee as a Hollywood iconoclast and gifted visionary and takes us though the dramatic sequence of events that brought the movie Do The Right Thing to fruition.
Spike Lee, 1989
6
Spike the Rebel!
"Everywhere Spike the rebel goes he causes trouble. All the kids were afraid of him, except one. After Spike hits one of his bike traps, his life is radically transformed"--
Carl Sommer, 2014
7
The Philosophy of Spike Lee
In The Philosophy of Spike Lee, editor Mark T. Conard and an impressive list of contributors delve into the rich philosophy behind this filmmaker’s extensive work.
Mark Conard, 2011
8
250 Grams of Poetry
During the experimental sixties, Spike Hawkins's literary voice was first heard in "The Lost Fire Brigade.
Spike Hawkins, 2001
9
Please, Baby, Please
A toddler's antics keep her mother busy as she tries to feed her, watch her on the playground, give her a bath, and put her to bed.
Spike Lee, Tonya Lewis Lee, 2007
10
Degrassi Junior High: Spike
Fourteen-year-old Spike is pregnant after a mistake at a party, and now she must decide what to do with the baby and deal with reactions from everyone around her, especially her boyfriend, Shane, who wants nothing to do with any baby.
Loretta Castellarin, Ken Roberts, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPIKE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term spike is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Executions In Iran Undergo 'Unprecedented Spike,' Amnesty Says
Amnesty International has identified what it says is an "unprecedented spike" in executions in Iran in recent months, writing in a new report that at least 743 ... «NPR, Jul 15»
2
Spike Lee directs Amazon's first ever movie
Spike Lee's next film will be Amazon's first original movie and will be shown in movie theaters and online, the e-commerce giant announced Wednesday, as it ... «CNBC, Jul 15»
3
Spike Lee Is Writing A Video Game Campaign
Director Spike Lee has signed a deal with 2K where he'll be writing the singleplayer campaign for NBA2K16. The game's cover will even carry his trademark ... «Kotaku, Jun 15»
4
Usain Bolt cruises to 200m victory at the Golden Spike in Ostrava
Usain Bolt eased to victory on his first race on European soil this year in the 200 metres at the Golden Spike event in Ostrava. The larger-than-life Jamaican lived ... «Daily Mail, May 15»
5
'Chiraq' director Spike Lee speaks on upcoming film about Chicago …
"Chiraq" director Spike Lee is speaking about his controversial film in the city's ... Followed by mothers who have lost children to gun violence, director Spike Lee ... «WLS-TV, May 15»
6
Spike TV's Lip Sync Battle renewed for second season
Spike TV's Lip Sync Battle has been renewed for 20 more episodes, the network announced Wednesday. The celebrity-driven musical competition is the ... «Entertainment Weekly, Apr 15»
7
How Spike's Lip Sync Battle Became Such a Stunning Success
Just two weeks in, the Spike TV series version of Jimmy Fallon's Lip Sync Battle is looking like a legitimate hit, both on TV and online. The celebrity air-vocal ... «Vulture, Apr 15»
8
Amazon Nabs Spike Lee Movie 'Chiraq'; Samuel L. Jackson, Kanye …
Spike Lee is making his next movie for Amazon Studios and the Oscar-nominated filmmaker is courting Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Piven, Common and Kanye ... «TheWrap, Apr 15»
9
'Lip Sync Battle' Premiere Delivers Ratings Record for Spike
In the 18-49 demographic most important to advertisers, the debut of “Lip Sync Battle” posted a 1.3 rating — also a Spike record for an unscripted series ... «TheWrap, Apr 15»
10
Watch Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Channel Taylor Swift on Spike
Spike TV has been doing plenty of its own promotion for the coming new series “Lip Sync Battle,” based on the popular “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” bit. «Wall Street Journal, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Spike [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/spike>. Apr 2020 ».
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