HyperDic: spur

English > 10 senses of the word spur:
NOUNcommunicationspur, goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spurringa verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
shapespur, spine, acanthaany sharply pointed projection
plantspurtubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers
artifactspur, gada sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward
artifactspur, branch line, spur tracka railway line connected to a trunk line
VERBsocialspurincite or stimulate
emotionspur, goadgive heart or courage to
contactspurstrike with a spur
contactspurgoad / goad with spurs
contactspurequip with spurs
spur > pronunciation
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Rhymesasper ... zipper: 139 rhymes with per...
English > spur: 10 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA verbalization that encourages you to attempt something.
Synonymsgoad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spurring
BroaderencouragementThe expression of approval and support
Spanishacicate, aguijoneo, aguijón, empujón, espuela, estímulo, exhorto, incentivo, incitación
Catalanagulló, empenta, esperó, estímul, fible, fibló, incentiu
Verbsspurgive heart or courage to
English > spur: 10 senses > noun 2, shape
MeaningAny sharply pointed projection.
Synonymsspine, acantha
BroaderprojectionAny solid convex shape that juts out from something
Spanishespolón, gancho
Catalanesperó, ganxo
Verbsspurstrike with a spur
English > spur: 10 senses > noun 3, plant
Meaningtubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers.
Broaderplant process, enationA natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ
Spanishespolón, espuela
Catalanesperó
English > spur: 10 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward.
Example"cowboys know not to squat with their spurs on"
Synonymgad
Part ofbootfootwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg
PartsrowelA small spiked wheel at the end of a spur
Broaderprod, goadA pointed instrument that is used to prod / prod into a state of motion
Spanishespuela, espuelas
Catalanesperó
Verbsspurgoad / goad with spurs
spurequip with spurs
English > spur: 10 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA railway line connected to a trunk line.
Synonymsbranch line, spur track
Narrowerloop-lineA railway branch line that branches from the trunk line and then rejoins it later on
Broaderline, railway line, rail lineThe road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
Spanishramal
Catalanenforcall, forcall, ramal
English > spur: 10 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningincite or stimulate.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The Academy was formed to spur research"
Broaderpromote, advance, boost, further, encouragecontribute to the progress or growth of
Spanishalentar, animar, estimular, incentivar, motivar
Nounsspurringa verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
English > spur: 10 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningGive heart or courage to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymgoad
Broaderencourageinspire with confidence
Spanishespolear
Nounsspura verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
English > spur: 10 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningstrike with a spur.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Entailsinjure, woundCause injuries or bodily harm to
Broaderstrikedeliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
Spanishespolear
Nounsspurany sharply pointed projection
English > spur: 10 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaninggoad / goad with spurs.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"the rider spurred his horse"
Broadergoadurge with or as if with a goad
Spanishespolear
Nounsspura sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward
English > spur: 10 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningequip with spurs.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"spur horses"
Broaderequip, fit, fit out, outfitProvide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
Spanishespuelear
Nounsspura sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward

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