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SPCA abbreviation of "Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals."
speak to utter words in one's usual voice; talk. [8 definitions]
speakable able to be said.
speakeasy a bar or nightclub where alcoholic drinks are sold illegally, as during Prohibition in the United States.
speaker one who speaks. [4 definitions]
Speaker of the House the leader of the U.S. House of Representatives.
speaking the act of uttering words or communicating vocally. [4 definitions]
speaking in tongues an ecstatic utterance of largely unintelligible speechlike sounds that is viewed, esp. among Pentecostal groups, as a manifestation of profound religious experience; gift of tongues; glossolalia.
speak one's mind to express a personal opinion, esp. with directness.
speak out to publicly state one's opinion or reveal something previously hidden, usually with the intent of bringing about justice or reform.
speak up to talk louder. [2 definitions]
spear1 a weapon with a long wooden shaft and a sharp pointed tip, usu. thrown or thrust overhand, and used in warfare, hunting, or fishing. [5 definitions]
spear2 a pointed sprout or shoot of a plant.
spearhead the pointed, usu. metal head of a spear. [3 definitions]
spearman a warrior who is armed with, or a man who uses, a spear.
spearmint a common cultivated mint that yields an aromatic oil used for flavoring, as in candy and chewing gum.
spec.1 abbreviation of "specification."
spec.2 abbreviation of "speculation."
special having a distinct or singular character that makes something distinguishable from other members of the same category. [9 definitions]
special delivery a postal service that guarantees, for a fee, the delivery of a piece of mail by messenger.
special education educational programs that are modified to meet the needs of slow learners, handicapped students, exceptionally gifted students, and the like.