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spruce

spruce - Dictionary definition and meaning for word spruce

Definition
(noun) light soft moderately strong wood of spruce trees; used especially for timbers and millwork
Definition
(noun) any coniferous tree of the genus Picea
Definition
(verb) make neat, smart, or trim
Example Sentence
  • Spruce up your house for Spring
  • titivate the child

Definition
(verb) dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion
Synonyms : slick up , smarten up , spruce up
Example Sentence
  • He spruced up for the party

Definition
(adj) marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners
Synonyms : dapper , dashing , jaunty , natty , raffish , rakish , snappy , spiffy
Example Sentence
  • a dapper young man
  • a jaunty red hat

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for spruce

SPRUCE rhymes with CRUISE,TOM CRUISE who is NEAT AND TRIM IN APPEARANCE
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by imajeeth

++Imajeeth
It also sounds like: Bruce (Bruce Willis)
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by garrulous

sounds like BRUCE WAYNE(BATMAN) who is always NEAT AND TRIM IN APPEARANCE when he is not in batman character
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by lebshah

spruce = sp(special) + ruce (russian); special russian people are ways dressed with coat & tie which makes them very smart & aristocrat officers.
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by shaktipada

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