noun British Dialect.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of spence
Words nearby spence
Definition for spence (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for spence
Both Linda Perilstein, executive director of Cradle of Hope, and Leslie Case of Spence-Chapin, both declined to comment.Couple Sues Over Russian ‘Bait-and-Switch’ Adoption of Disabled Kids|Tina Traster|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 1940 he married Dorothy Spence and soon had two young sons, Jim and Chris, to support.The Stacks: Mr. Bad Taste and Trouble Himself: Robert Mitchum|Robert Ward|July 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And Pastor Spence is also correct that the modern outrage artist owes an enormous debt to punk pioneers The Sex Pistols.
Spence is the leader of an aboriginal community called Attawapiskat in northern Ontario.
Theresa Spence was elected chief of Attawapiskat in 2010, after long service in other governance positions.
“They tried the thumbscrews on me,” said Spence with a pitiful smile, glancing at his injured members.Hunted and Harried|R.M. Ballantyne
Such sympathy with slavery received its reward in the appointment of Mr. Spence as financial agent of the Confederacy.The Boys of '61|Charles Carleton Coffin.
Turning from the applause, he introduced Ben Spence as "a labor lawyer, with a union card in place of a heart."Mountain|Clement Wood
I 'ave a daughter as can give you a room, and there you become a widow, Mrs. Spence—just buried 'im in Sheffield.Workhouse Characters|Margaret Wynne Nevinson
When Brand spoke in this way, Jim Spence was far too wary to ask personal questions.The Pillar of Light|Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for spence (1 of 2)
- a larder or pantry
- any monetary allowance
- a parlour, esp in a cottage