Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: verb

To make oneself spruce.

Part of speech: adjective

Having a smart, trim appearance.

Part of speech: noun

A cone bearing evergreen tree also, its wood.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "spruce":

  1. No; we'll be upon the spruce- tops; the water will run under us. - "A Man and a Woman", Stanley Waterloo.
  2. Spruce boughs, with a spread blanket on top, gave a foundation for rest and cooking operations. - "Smoke Bellew", Jack London.
  3. My order for spruce boards was to be enlarged by twenty per cent by the old man's direction, and this, as it happened, led to a new arrangement of my piles of lumber on my vacant land. - "The-Brick-Moon-and-Other-Stories", Hale, Edward Everett.