HyperDic: spear

English > 4 senses of the word spear:
VERBcontactspearpierce with a spear
stativespear, spear upthrust up like a spear
NOUNartifactspear, lance, shafta long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
artifactspear, gig, fizgig, fishgig, lancean implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
spear > pronunciation
Soundsspih'r
Rhymesacyclovir ... zaire / Zaire: 93 rhymes with ihr...
English > spear: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon.
Synonymslance, 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
Verbsspearpierce with a spear
spearthrust up like a spear
English > spear: 4 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAn implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish.
Synonymsgig, fizgig, fishgig, lance
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
Verbsspearpierce with a spear
English > spear: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningpierce with a spear.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"spear fish"
Broadertransfix, impale, empale, spikepierce with a sharp stake or point
Spanisharponear, lancear, lanzar
Nounsspeara long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
spearan implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
English > spear: 4 senses > verb 2, stative
Meaningthrust up like a spear.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"The branch speared up into the air"
Synonymspear up
Broaderstick out, protrude, jut out, jut, projectExtend out or project in space
Nounsspeara long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon

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