Spangle Span"gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spangling}.] To set or sprinkle with, or as with, spangles; to adorn with small, distinct, brilliant bodies; as, a spangled breastplate. --Donne. [1913 Webster]

What stars do spangle heaven with such beauty? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Spangled coquette} (Zo["o]l.), a tropical humming bird ({Lophornis regin[ae]}). See {Coquette}, 2. [1913 Webster]

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  • Spangle — Spangle: = Meaning: Just talking absolute rubbish A definition of this word can often be heard in a school in Stoke on Trent, England. SpangleTo spangle is to make a mess of somethingSpangleTo spangle is to be a pillock.To Spangle whoever keeps… …   Wikipedia

  • Spangle — Span gle, n. [OE. spangel, dim. of AS. spange. See {Spang} a spangle.] 1. A small plate or boss of shining metal; something brilliant used as an ornament, especially when stitched on the dress. [1913 Webster] 2. Figuratively, any little thing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spangle — Spangle, WA U.S. town in Washington Population (2000): 240 Housing Units (2000): 113 Land area (2000): 0.383624 sq. miles (0.993582 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.383624 sq. miles (0.993582 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Spangle — Span gle, v. i. To show brilliant spots or points; to glisten; to glitter. [1913 Webster] Some men by feigning words as dark as mine Make truth to spangle, and its rays to shine. Bunyan. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spangle — Spangle. См. Блестка. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • spangle — index embellish Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • spangle — vb *spot, spatter, sprinkle, mottle, fleck, stipple, marble, speckle, bespangle …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • spangle — ► NOUN 1) a small thin piece of glittering material, used to ornament a garment; a sequin. 2) a spot of bright colour or light. ► VERB ▪ cover with spangles. DERIVATIVES spangly adjective. ORIGIN from obsolete spang «glittering ornament», from… …   English terms dictionary

  • spangle — [spaŋ′gəl] n. [ME spangel, dim. of spang, a buckle, clasp < OE, akin to Ger spange: for IE base see SPAN1] 1. a small piece of bright metal, esp. any of a number of these sewn on fabric for decoration 2. any small, bright object that glitters… …   English World dictionary

  • spangle — {{11}}spangle (n.) early 15c., dim. of spang glittering ornament, spangle, probably from M.Du. spange brooch, clasp, cognate with O.E. spang buckle, clasp, from P.Gmc. *spango, from an extended form of the root of SPAN (Cf. span) (2).… …   Etymology dictionary

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