- a pantry.
Origin of spence
1350–1400; Middle English spense, spence < Middle French despense pantry < Medieval Latin dīspēnsa, noun use of feminine of dīspēnsus, past participle of dīspendere to weigh out; see dispense
- a male given name, form of Spencer.
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Examples from the Web for spence
And Pastor Spence is also correct that the modern outrage artist owes an enormous debt to punk pioneers The Sex Pistols.The Cult of Outrage
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Spence is the leader of an aboriginal community called Attawapiskat in northern Ontario.
When reporters asked to spend the night in her tent with her, Spence refused.
Under pressure from senior governments to account for missing funds, Spence declared a hunger strike in early December 2012.
Two Kinds of Time by Graham Peck In contrast to Spence, Graham Peck is almost unknown.James Fallows: 5 Favorite ‘Outsiders In China’ Books
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Jim began backing off as soon as he had it in his hand, watching Spence alertly.The Duke Of Chimney Butte
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Mr. Spence visited Rome while Charles Edward was yet in his cradle.Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745
Give my kind regard to Spence, your wife and son, and to all my friends.General Gordon
Bluff Harry broke into the Spence And turn'd the cowls adrift.The Romance of Names
All right, Spence; get busy on some press stuff for the afternoon papers.The Making of Bobby Burnit
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- a larder or pantry
- any monetary allowance
- a parlour, esp in a cottage
C14: from Old French despense, from Latin dispendere to distribute; see dispense
- Sir Basil (Unwin). 1907–76, Scottish architect, born in India; designed Coventry Cathedral (1951)
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