Definition of Spear

1. Noun. A long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon.

Exact synonyms: Lance, Shaft
Specialized synonyms: Assagai, Assegai, Javelin, Trident
Terms within: Barb, Spear-point, Spearhead, Spearpoint
Generic synonyms: Arm, Weapon, Weapon System
Derivative terms: Lance



2. Verb. Pierce with a spear. "Spear fish"
Generic synonyms: Empale, Impale, Spike, Transfix

3. Noun. An implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish.
Exact synonyms: Fishgig, Fizgig, Gig, Lance
Group relationships: Fishing Gear, Fishing Rig, Fishing Tackle, Rig, Tackle
Specialized synonyms: Harpoon, Leister
Generic synonyms: Implement

4. Verb. Thrust up like a spear. "The branch speared up into the air"
Exact synonyms: Spear Up
Generic synonyms: Jut, Jut Out, Project, Protrude, Stick Out

Definition of Spear

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To pierce with a spear; to kill with a spear; as, to spear a fish.

3. v. i. To shoot into a long stem, as some plants. See Spire.

Definition of Spear

1. Noun. A long stick with a sharp tip used as a weapon for throwing or thrusting, or anything used to make a thrusting motion. ¹

2. Noun. A sharp tool used by fishermen to retrieve fish. ¹

3. Noun. (ice hockey) an illegal maneuver using the end of a hockey stick to strike into another hockey player ¹

4. Noun. (wrestling) a running tackle on an opponent performed in professional wrestling. ¹

5. Noun. A long, thin strip from a vegetable. ¹

6. Verb. To penetrate or strike with, or as if with, any long narrow object. To make a thrusting motion that catches an object on the tip of a long device. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spear

1. to pierce with a spear (a long, pointed weapon) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Spear

1. To shoot into a long stem, as some plants. See Spire. 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. See: Illust. Of Spearhead] "A sharp ground spear." "They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks." (Micah iv. 3) 2. A spearman. 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. 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. The common thistle (Cnicus lanceolatus). Origin: OE. Spere, AS. Spere; akin to D. & G. Speer, OS. & OHS. Sper, Icel. Spjor, pl, Dan. Spaer, L. Sparus. To pierce with a spear; to kill with a spear; as, to spear a fish. Origin: Speared; Spearing. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Spear Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Spear Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Spear

speaking tube
speakingly
speakings
speako
speakout
speakouts
speaks
speaks in tongues
speakworthy
speal
speals
spean
speaned
speaning
speans
spear (current term)
spear-carrier
spear-point
spear biscuits
spear carrier
spear gun
spear guns
spear tackle
spear tackles
spear thistle
spear thistles
spear thrower
spear up
spearchucker
spearchuckers

Other Resources Relating to: Spear

Search for Spear on Dictionary.com!Search for Spear on Thesaurus.com!Search for Spear on Google!Search for Spear on Wikipedia!