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shovel

noun

1 shovel

A hand tool for lifting loose material; consists of a curved container or scoop and a handle.

Roget 191: receptacle; inclosure etc. 232; recipient, receiver, reservatory.    compartment; cell, cellule; follicle; hole, corner, niche, ... show more

Roget 386: furnace, stove, kiln, oven; cracker; hearth, focus, combustion chamber; athanor, hypocaust, reverberatory; volcano; forge, fiery furnace; ... show more

Roget 652: cleanness, cleanliness etc. adj.; purity; cleaning etc. v.; purification, defecation etc. v.; purgation, lustration; ... show more

Roget 272: vehicle, conveyance, carriage, caravan, van; common carrier; wagon, waggon, wain, dray, cart, lorry.    truck, tram; ... show more

Dutch: schep, schepje, schop
Polish: łopata



2 shovel

The quantity a shovel can hold.

synonyms: shovelful, spadeful.

Dutch: schep, schepje
Polish: łopata

3 shovel

A fire iron consisting of a small shovel used to scoop coals or ashes in a fireplace.

4 shovel

A machine for excavating.

synonyms: digger, excavator, power shovel.

Dutch: graafmachine, graafwerktuig
Polish: koparka

verb

1 shovel

Dig with or as if with a shovel.

Roget 270: transfer, transmit, transport, transplace, transplant, translocate; convey, carry, bear, fetch and carry; carry over, ferry over; hand pass, forward; ... show more


Moby thesaurus: backhoe, bail, bar spade, bore, bucket, burrow, coal shovel, cup, decant, delve, dig, dig out, dike, dip, dish, dish out, dish up, dredge, drill, drive ... show more.

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