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Meaning of SPEAR

Pronunciation:  speer

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a long pointed rod used as a weapon
  2. [n]  an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
  3. [v]  pierce with a spear; "spear fish"
  4. [v]  thrust up like a spear; "The branch speared up into the air"
 

SPEAR is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: fishgig, fizgig, gig, lance, shaft, spear up
 
 See Also: arm, assagai, assegai, barb, empale, fishing gear, fishing rig, fishing tackle, harpoon, impale, implement, javelin, jut, jut out, leister, project, protrude, rig, spearhead, spearpoint, spike, stick out, tackle, transfix, trident, weapon, weapon system

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Spear\, n. [OE. spere, AS. spere; akin to D. & G. speer,
    OS. & OHS. sper, Icel. spj["o]r, pl., Dan. sp[ae]r, L.
    sparus.]
    1. A long, pointed weapon, used in war and hunting, by
       thrusting or throwing; a weapon with a long shaft and a
       sharp head or blade; a lance.
    
    Note: [See Illust. of {Spearhead}.] ``A sharp ground spear.''
          --Chaucer.
    
                They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and
                their spears into pruning hooks.   --Micah iv. 3.
    
    2. Fig.: A spearman. --Sir W. Scott.
    
    3. A sharp-pointed instrument with barbs, used for stabbing
       fish and other animals.
    
    4. A shoot, as of grass; a spire.
    
    5. The feather of a horse. See {Feather}, n., 4.
    
    6. The rod to which the bucket, or plunger, of a pump is
       attached; a pump rod.
    
    {Spear foot}, the off hind foot of a horse.
    
    {Spear grass}. (Bot.)
       (a) The common reed. See {Reed}, n., 1.
       (b) meadow grass. See under {Meadow}.
    
    {Spear hand}, the hand in which a horseman holds a spear; the
       right hand. --Crabb.
    
    {Spear side}, the male line of a family. --Lowell.
    
    {Spear thistle} (Bot.), the common thistle ({Cnicus
       lanceolatus}).
    
    
  2. \Spear\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Speared}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Spearing}.]
    To pierce with a spear; to kill with a spear; as, to spear a
    fish.
    
    
  3. \Spear\, v. i.
    To shoot into a long stem, as some plants. See {Spire}.
    --Mortimer.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you are throwing spear indicates that you are thrusting forth your will and power into a situation at hand. It is a statement of your strength and commitment.
 

 

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