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spur


  9  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spur  \Spur\,  n. 
  1.  (Mining)  A  branch  of  a  vein. 
 
  2.  The  track  of  an  animal,  as  an  otter;  a  spoor. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spur  \Spur\,  n.  [See  {Sparrow}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  sparrow.  [Scot.] 
  b  A  tern.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spur  \Spur\,  n.  [OE.  spure,  AS  spura,  spora;  akin  to  D.  spoor, 
  G.  sporn,  OHG.  sporo,  Icel.  spori,  Dan.  spore,  Sw  sporre, 
  and  to  AS  spor  a  trace,  footstep,  spyrian  to  trace,  track, 
  examine,  and  E.  spurn.  [root]171.  Cf  {Sparrow},  {Spere}, 
  {Spoor},  {Spurn}.] 
  1.  An  implement  secured  to  the  heel,  or  above  the  heel,  of  a 
  horseman,  to  urge  the  horse  by  its  pressure.  Modern  spurs 
  have  a  small  wheel,  or  rowel,  with  short  points.  Spurs 
  were  the  badge  of  knighthood. 
 
  And  on  her  feet  a  pair  of  spurs  large  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spur  \Spur\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Spurred};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Spurring}.] 
  1.  To  prick  with  spurs;  to  incite  to  a  more  hasty  pace;  to 
  urge  or  goad;  as  to  spur  a  horse. 
 
  2.  To  urge  or  encourage  to  action  or  to  a  more  vigorous 
  pursuit  of  an  object;  to  incite;  to  stimulate;  to 
  instigate;  to  impel;  to  drive. 
 
  Love  will  not  be  spurred  to  what  it  loathes.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  put  spurs  on  as  a  spurred  boot. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spur  \Spur\,  v.  i. 
  To  spur  on  one'  horse;  to  travel  with  great  expedition;  to 
  hasten;  hence  to  press  forward  in  any  pursuit.  ``Now  spurs 
  the  lated  traveler.''  --Shak. 
 
  The  Parthians  shall  be  there  And  spurring  from  the 
  fight,  confess  their  fear.  --Dryden. 
 
  The  roads  leading  to  the  capital  were  covered  with 
  multitudes  of  yeomen,  spurring  hard  to  Westminster. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  Some  bold  men,  .  .  .  by  spurring  on  refine  themselves. 
  --Grew. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  spur 
  n  1:  a  verbalization  that  encourages  you  to  attempt  something 
  [syn:  {goad},  {goading},  {prod},  {prodding},  {urging},  {spurring}] 
  2:  any  pointed  projection  [syn:  {spine}] 
  3:  tubular  extension  at  the  base  of  the  corolla  in  some  flowers 
  4:  a  sharp  device  fixed  to  a  rider's  heel  and  used  to  urge  the 
  horse  on  [syn:  {gad}] 
  5:  a  railway  line  connected  to  a  trunk  line  [syn:  {branch  line}, 
  {spur  track}] 
  v  1:  incite  or  stimulate;  "The  Academy  was  formed  to  spur 
  research" 
  2:  give  heart  or  courage  to  [syn:  {goad}] 
  3:  strike  with  a  spur 
  4:  goad  with  spurs,  as  of  horses  when  riding 
  5:  equip  with  spurs:  "spur  horses" 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Spur,  TX  (city,  FIPS  69848) 
  Location:  33.47813  N,  100.85487  W 
  Population  (1990):  1300  (714  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  79370 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  SPUR 
 
  An  early  system  on  the  {IBM  650}. 
 
  [Listed  in  CACM  2(5):16  (May  1959)]. 
 
  (1994-12-01) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  SPUR 
  Supercomputing  Program  for  Undergraduate  Research 
 
 




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