Synonyms for (noun) spike

Synonyms: spike

Definition: sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes

Usage: spikes provide greater traction

Similar words: sports equipment

Definition: equipment needed to participate in a particular sport


Synonyms: spike

Definition: a large stout nail

Usage: they used spikes to fasten the rails to a railroad tie

Similar words: nail

Definition: a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener


Synonyms: spike, spindle

Definition: any holding device consisting of a rigid, sharp-pointed object

Usage: the spike pierced the receipts and held them in order

Similar words: holding device

Definition: a device for holding something


Synonyms: spike

Definition: a long, thin sharp-pointed implement (wood or metal)

Usage: one of the spikes impaled him

Similar words: implement

Definition: instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end


Synonyms: spike

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

Similar words: projection

Definition: any structure that branches out from a central support


Synonyms: spike

Definition: each of the sharp points on the soles of athletic shoes to prevent slipping (or the shoes themselves)

Usage: the second baseman sharpened his spikes before every game; golfers' spikes damage the putting greens

Similar words: point

Definition: sharp end

Usage: he stuck the point of the knife into a tree; he broke the point of his pencil


Synonyms: spike, spike heel, stiletto heel

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

Similar words: heel

Definition: the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation


Synonyms: spike

Definition: a transient variation in voltage or current

Similar words: electrical discharge

Definition: a discharge of electricity


Synonyms: spike

Definition: a sharp rise followed by a sharp decline

Usage: the seismograph showed a sharp spike in response to the temblor

Similar words: rise

Definition: a growth in strength or number or importance


Synonyms: spike

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

Similar words: inflorescence

Definition: the flowering part of a plant or arrangement of flowers on a stalk


Synonyms: spike, capitulum, ear

Definition: fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn

Similar words: fruit

Definition: the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant

Synonyms for (verb) spike

Synonyms: spike

Definition: manifest a sharp increase

Usage: the voltage spiked

Similar words: increase

Definition: become bigger or greater in amount

Usage: The amount of work increased


Synonyms: spike, fortify, lace

Definition: add alcohol to (beverages)

Usage: the punch is spiked!

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: spike, spike out

Definition: bring forth a spike or spikes

Usage: my hyacinths and orchids are spiking now

Similar words: develop

Definition: grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment

Usage: A flower developed on the branch; The country developed into a mighty superpower; The embryo develops into a fetus; This situation has developed over a long time


Synonyms: spike

Definition: secure with spikes

Similar words: fix, fasten, secure

Definition: cause to be firmly attached

Usage: fasten the lock onto the door; she fixed her gaze on the man


Synonyms: empale, transfix, impale, spike

Definition: pierce with a sharp stake or point

Usage: impale a shrimp on a skewer

Similar words: thrust, pierce

Definition: penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument


Synonyms: spike

Definition: stand in the way of

Similar words: relegate, banish, bar

Definition: expel, as if by official decree

Usage: he was banished from his own country