spear

  • 1 Spear — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Spear — bezeichnet: das englische Wort für Speer (siehe auch Speer (Begriffsklärung)) Spear Spiele, einen ehemaligen deutsch englischen Spieleverlag eine Kampfsporttechnik, siehe Liste der Wrestling Kampftechniken #Spear als Familienname: Allan Spear… …

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  • 3 spear — [spir] n. [ME spere < OE (akin to Ger speer) < IE base * sper > SPAR2, L sparus] 1. a weapon consisting of a long wooden shaft with a sharp point, usually of metal or stone, for thrusting or throwing 2. any spearlike, often forked,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Spear — 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. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 Spear — est un éditeur de jeux de société appartenant au groupe Mattel et basé en Grande Bretagne. En France, Spear est surtout connu pour avoir longtemps été l éditeur du Scrabble. Quelques jeux édités Scrabble, 1960 (VF), Alfred Mosher Butts… …

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  • 6 Spear — Spear, v. i. To shoot into a long stem, as some plants. See {Spire}. Mortimer. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 spear — ► NOUN 1) a weapon with a pointed metal tip and a long shaft, used for thrusting or throwing. 2) a plant shoot, especially a pointed stem of asparagus or broccoli. 3) (before another noun ) denoting the male side or members of a family. Compare… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 spear — index penetrate, pierce (lance) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 9 spear|y — «SPIHR ee», adjective. spearlike; sharp pointed …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 10 Spear — A spear is a pole weapon used for hunting and war, consisting of a shaft, usually of wood, with a sharpened head. The head may be simply the sharpened end of the shaft itself, as is the case with bamboo spears, or it may be of another material… …

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  • 11 spear — spear1 spearer, n. /spear/, n. 1. a long, stabbing weapon for thrusting or throwing, consisting of a wooden shaft to which a sharp pointed head, as of iron or steel, is attached. 2. a soldier or other person armed with such a weapon; spearman: an …

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  • 12 spear —   Ihe, ihe pahe e, ēlau (short); pololū (long); ihe laumeki (barbed); ihe ō (piercing); au hau (of hibiscus wood); au au (of loulu palm wood); kao, ō, ōkoholua (fishing); pōluhi, polokāwa e.   See bath.    ♦ Cluster of spears, makalau, mākini.… …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 13 spear — {{11}}spear (n.1) O.E. spere, from P.Gmc. *speri (Cf. O.N. spjör, O.S., O.Fris. sper, Du. speer, O.H.G. sper, Ger. Speer spear ), from PIE root *sper spear, pole (Cf. O.N. sparri spar, rafter, and perhaps also L …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 14 spear — shake·spear·eana; shake·spear·ean·ize; spear·er; spear; spear·man; shake·spear·ean; spear·ing; shake·spear·iana; …

    English syllables

  • 15 spear — I. /spɪə / (say spear) noun 1. a weapon for thrusting or throwing, being a long staff with a sharp head, as of iron or steel. 2. a similar weapon for spearing fish. 3. a person armed with a spear. 4. a pipe sunk to tap artesian water. 5.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 spear — I. noun Etymology: Middle English spere, from Old English; akin to Old High German sper spear, Latin sparus hunting spear Date: before 12th century 1. a thrusting or throwing weapon with long shaft and sharp head or blade 2. a sharp pointed… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 SPEAR — This is an article about a particle accelerator. For uses of spear , see spear or spear (disambiguation) .SPEAR (originally Stanford Positron Electron Asymmetric Ring, now simply a name) is a collider at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. It …

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  • 18 spear — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ hunting VERB + SPEAR ▪ be armed with, carry, hold, wield ▪ The tribesmen were armed with spears and shields …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 spear — I [[t]spɪər[/t]] n. 1) mil a weapon consisting of a long wooden shaft to which a sharp pointed head, as of metal or stone, is attached 2) a similar weapon or stabbing implement, as one for use in fishing 3) the act of spearing 4) mil spearman 5)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 spear — I UK [spɪə(r)] / US [spɪr] noun [countable] Word forms spear : singular spear plural spears * 1) a long weapon like a stick with one sharp end 2) the long pointed part of a vegetable such as asparagus II UK [spɪə(r)] / US [spɪr] verb [transitive] …

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