Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun spate

3 senses of spate

Sense 1
batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad -- ((often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money")
       => large indefinite quantity, large indefinite amount -- (an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude)

Sense 2
rush, spate, surge, upsurge -- (a sudden forceful flow)
       => flow, flowing -- (the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases))

Sense 3
freshet, spate -- (the occurrence of a water flow resulting from sudden rain or melting snow)
       => flow, flowing -- (the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases))

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