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Meaning of LANCE

Pronunciation:  lans

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions
  2. [n]  a long pointed rod used as a weapon
  3. [n]  an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
  4. [v]  open by piercing with a lancet, as of a boil
  5. [v]  pierce with a lance, as in a knights' fight
  6. [v]  move quickly, as if by cutting one's way; "Planes lanced towards the shore"

LANCE is a 5 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: fishgig, fizgig, gig, lancet, shaft, spear
 See Also: arm, assagai, assegai, barb, fishing gear, fishing rig, fishing tackle, go, harpoon, implement, javelin, leister, locomote, move, open, open up, pierce, rig, spearhead, spearpoint, surgical knife, tackle, thrust, travel, trident, weapon, weapon system



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lance\, n. [OE. lance, F. lance, fr. L. lancea; cf. Gr.
    ?. Cf. {Launch}.]
    1. A weapon of war, consisting of a long shaft or handle and
       a steel blade or head; a spear carried by horsemen, and
       often decorated with a small flag; also, a spear or
       harpoon used by whalers and fishermen.
             A braver soldier never couched lance. --Shak.
    2. A soldier armed with a lance; a lancer.
    3. (Founding) A small iron rod which suspends the core of the
       mold in casting a shell.
    4. (Mil.) An instrument which conveys the charge of a piece
       of ordnance and forces it home.
    5. (Pyrotech.) One of the small paper cases filled with
       combustible composition, which mark the outlines of a
    {Free lance}, in the Middle Ages, and subsequently, a knight
       or roving soldier, who was free to engage for any state or
       commander that purchased his services; hence, a person who
       assails institutions or opinions on his own responsibility
       without regard to party lines or deference to authority.
    {Lance bucket} (Cavalry), a socket attached to a saddle or
       stirrup strap, in which to rest the but of a lance.
    {Lance corporal}, same as {Lancepesade}.
    {Lance knight}, a lansquenet. --B. Jonson.
    {Lance snake} (Zo["o]l.), the fer-de-lance.
    {Stink-fire lance} (Mil.), a kind of fuse filled with a
       composition which burns with a suffocating odor; -- used
       in the counter operations of miners.
    {To break a lance}, to engage in a tilt or contest.
  2. \Lance\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lanced}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To pierce with a lance, or with any similar weapon.
             Seized the due victim, and with fury lanced Her
             back.                                 --Dryden.
    2. To open with a lancet; to pierce; as, to lance a vein or
       an abscess.
    3. To throw in the manner of a lance. See {Lanch}.
Computing Dictionary

Local Area Network Controller for Ethernet.

The alternative name for the Am7990 integrated circuit used in a filtabyte ethernet controller card.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a lance in your dream, represents initiative and have set you sight on a direct goal or path. You have taken a stance. Dreaming that you are wounded by a lance indicates that you have made a poor judgment and is facing the consequences. Dreaming that you break a lance means that you will succeed in overcoming what was a seemingly impossible task.
Thesaurus Terms
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