spruce
1. [ noun ] light soft moderately strong wood of spruce trees; used especially for timbers and millwork
Related terms: wood
2. [ verb ] dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion
Synonyms: slick_up smarten_up spruce_up
Examples:

"He spruced up for the party"

Related terms: groom
3. [ verb ] make neat, smart, or trim
Synonyms: titivate tittivate smarten_up slick_up spiff_up spruce_up
Examples:

"Spruce up your house for Spring" "titivate the child"

Related terms: beautify titivation
4. [ adjective ] marked by smartness in dress and manners
Synonyms: dapper jaunty snappy raffish natty smart rakish dashing
Examples:

"a dapper young man" "a jaunty red hat"

Related terms: fashionable
5. [ adjective ] marked by smartness in dress and manners
Synonyms: dapper jaunty snappy raffish natty smart rakish spiffy dashing
Examples:

"a dapper young man" "a jaunty red hat"

Related terms: fashionable
6. [ noun ] (botany) any coniferous tree of the genus Picea
Related terms: conifer Norway_spruce Engelmann_spruce white_spruce black_spruce Siberian_spruce oriental_spruce Colorado_spruce red_spruce weeping_spruce picea_sitchensis Picea
Similar spelling:   sprucely
  spruce_up
  spiracle
  spurge
  Spires
  sparge
  sparse
  sparker
  Sparkes
  Sparkle
  Spurgeon
  sparkler
  Spergula
  sparsely
  spork
  spark
  spore_sac
  sporocarp
  spur_gear
  Sparacino
  Sparks
  Spargo