HyperDic: spar

English > 7 senses of the word spar:
NOUNsubstancesparany of various nonmetallic minerals (calcite or feldspar) that are light in color and transparent or translucent and cleavable
artifactspara stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging
actspar, sparringmaking the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms
VERBpossessionsparfurnish with spars
contactsparfight with spurs
contactsparbox lightly
communicationsparfight verbally
spar > pronunciation
Soundsspaa'r
RhymesAdar ... Zanzibar: 81 rhymes with aar...
English > spar: 7 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningAny of various nonmetallic minerals (calcite or feldspar) that are light in color and transparent or translucent and cleavable.
NarrowercalciteA common mineral consisting of crystallized calcium carbonate
feldspar, felsparAny of a group of hard crystalline minerals that consist of aluminum silicates of potassium or sodium or calcium or barium
BroadermineralSolid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
Spanishespato
Catalanespat
English > spar: 7 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging.
Part ofshipA vessel that carries passengers or freight
NarrowerboomAny of various more-or-less horizontal spars or poles used to extend the foot of a sail or for handling cargo or in mooring
bowspritA spar projecting from the bow of a vessel
dolphin striker, martingalespar under the bowsprit of a sailboat
gaffA spar rising aft from a mast to support the head of a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail
jibboomA spar that extends the bowsprit
mastA vertical spar for supporting sails
spritA light spar that crosses a fore-and-aft sail diagonally
yardA long horizontal spar tapered at the end and used to support and spread a square sail or lateen
BroaderpoleA long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic
Spanishverga
Catalanverga
Verbssparfurnish with spars
English > spar: 7 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningmaking the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer.
Synonymsparring
Broaderboxing, pugilism, fisticuffsfighting with the fists
English > spar: 7 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningFurnish with spars.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderequip, fit, fit out, outfitProvide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
Spanishponer vergas
Nounsspara stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging
English > spar: 7 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningfight with spurs.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"the gamecocks were sparring"
Categorycockfightingparticipation in the sport of matching gamecocks in a cockfight
sport, athleticsAn active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
Broadercontend, fight, struggleBe engaged in a fight
Spanishespolear
English > spar: 7 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningbox lightly.
PatternSomebody ----s
Categorysport, athleticsAn active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
BroaderboxEngage in a boxing match
Spanishaltercar, discutir
Nounssparringmaking the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms
English > spar: 7 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningfight verbally.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelSam and Sue spar; Sam wants to spar with Sue
Example"They were sparring all night"
Broaderargue, contend, debate, fenceHave an argument about something
Spanishaltercar, discutir, pelearse
Catalanbarallar-se, boxar
Nounssparringan argument in which the participants are trying to gain some advantage

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