HyperDic: lance

English > 6 senses of the word lance:
NOUNartifactlance, spear, shafta long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
artifactlance, spear, gig, fizgig, fishgigan implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
artifactlance, lanceta surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade
VERBmotionlancemove quickly, as if by cutting one's way
contactlancepierce with a lance, as in a knights' fight
contactlanceopen by piercing with a lancet
lance > pronunciation
Soundslae'ns
Rhymesadvance ... trance: 20 rhymes with aens...
English > lance: 6 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon.
Synonymsspear, shaft
PartsbarbA subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove
spearhead, spearpoint, spear-pointThe head and sharpened point of a spear
Narrowerassegai, assagaiThe slender spear of the Bantu-speaking people of Africa
javelinA spear thrown as a weapon or in competitive field events
tridentA spear with three prongs
Broaderweapon, arm, weapon systemAny instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
Spanishlancero, lanza
Catalanjavelina, llança
Verbslancepierce with a lance, as in a knights' fight
English > lance: 6 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAn implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish.
Synonymsspear, gig, fizgig, fishgig
Member offishing gear, tackle, fishing tackle, fishing rig, riggear used in fishing
NarrowerharpoonA spear with a shaft and barbed point for throwing
leisterA spear with three or more prongs
Broaderimplementinstrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
Spanisharpón
Catalanllança
English > lance: 6 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions.
Synonymlancet
Broadersurgical knifeA very sharp knife used in surgery
Spanishlanceta
Catalanllanceta
Verbslanceopen by piercing with a lancet
English > lance: 6 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove quickly, as if by cutting one's way.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"Planes lanced towards the shore"
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
English > lance: 6 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningpierce with a lance, as in a knights' fight.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Broaderpierce, thrustpenetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument
Spanishalancear, lancear
Nounslancea long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
English > lance: 6 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningopen by piercing with a lancet.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"lance a boil"
Broaderopen, open upCause to open or to become open
Nounslancea surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade

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