Definition of SPATES

noun : SPATES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 3. (

    ) the occurrence of a water flow resulting from sudden rain or melting snow ;

verb : SPATES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) come down like raindrops; "Bullets were spatting down on us" ;

  • 2. (

    ) become permanently attached; "mollusks or oysters spat" ;

  • 3. (

    ) strike with a sound like that of falling rain; "Bullets were spatting the leaves" ;

  • 5. (

    ) engage in a brief and petty quarrel ;

  • 6. (

    ) spawn; "oysters spat" ;

  • 7. (

    ) clap one's hands together; "The children were clapping to the music" ;


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