spence

[spens]
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noun British Dialect.

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

Spence

[spens]

noun

a male given name, form of Spencer.
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spence

noun

dialect
  1. a larder or pantry
  2. any monetary allowance
  3. a parlour, esp in a cottage

Word Origin for spence

C14: from Old French despense, from Latin dispendere to distribute; see dispense

Spence

noun

Sir Basil (Unwin). 1907–76, Scottish architect, born in India; designed Coventry Cathedral (1951)
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