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Definition of the noun spadework

What does spadework mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: spadeworks

  1. dull or routine preliminary work preparing for an undertaking
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: work = activity directed toward making or doing something

Alternative definition of the noun spadework


  1. Work done by digging with a spade.
  2. [figuratively] Work done in preparation for something else.


"Spadework" is 2011 album of Wardrum band.

  • released on (4 years ago)


"Spadework" is a novel by Canadian writer Timothy Findley set in the theater world of Stratford, Ontario. It was first published in Canada by HarperCollins Publishers in 2001.

  • language: English Language
  • genre: Fiction
  • subject: Theatre
  • released on (14 years ago)

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Google previewEncountering Cruelty: The Fracture of the Human Heart (2011)

by Michael Trice

Such spadework is the condition of possibility for intercultural encounter. Nonetheless, acts of cruelty are not, nor ever have been, restricted to a given cultural or civilizational area. Huntington's Clash of Civilizations, however one judges its ...

Google previewNew Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2012)

by Oxford University Press

spadework Try rhyming one word with a set of two: spadework, made work. . framework .brainwork . caseWork, lacework . paintwork .beadwork .fieldwork . needlework .teamwork .piecework . brickwork .handiwork ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition (2013)

by Christine Ammer

do the spadework Make the preliminary preparations or do the preliminary research for something. For example, The department head did all the spadework for this agreement. This expression transfers the heavy spading required ...

Google previewMongolian-English Dictionary (2013)

by Ferdinand D Lessing

Yet, because the Mongolian sector of this field of research is still little cultivated, although the spadework was done more than a hundred years ago, a few notes on the events that led to the compilation of this dictionary may be of interest.

Google previewThe Word Rhythm Dictionary (2014)

A Resource for Writers, Rappers, Poets, and Lyricists by Timothy Polashek


Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

lover—Romeo Ardent supporter—enthusiast Ardently active—zealous Ardor— zeal Arduous—gruelling, severe Arduous but necessary preparation— spadework Arduous journey/walk—trek Arduous task—chore Area—region, zone , district, ...

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Spadework Meaning

Video shows what spadework means. Work done by digging with a spade.. Work done in preparation for something else.. spadework synonyms: digging, prep, ...

Scrabble value of S1P3A1D2E1W4O1R1K5

The value of this 9-letter word is 19 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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