"spruce" in the noun sense
light soft moderately strong wood of spruce trees used especially for timbers and millwork
any coniferous tree of the genus Picea
"spruce" in the verb sense
1. spruce up, spruce, titivate, tittivate, smarten up, slick up, spiff up
make neat, smart, or trim
"Spruce up your house for Spring"
"titivate the child"
2. spruce up, spruce, slick up, smarten up
dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion
"He spruced up for the party"
"spruce" in the adjective sense
1. dapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, snappy, spruce
marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners
"a dapper young man"
"a jaunty red hat"
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