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spearmore about spear


  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spear  \Spear\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Speared};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  To  pierce  with  a  spear;  to  kill  with  a  spear;  as  to  spear  a 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spear  \Spear\,  v.  i. 
  To  shoot  into  a  long  stem,  as  some  plants.  See  {Spire}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  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.'' 
  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 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  long  pointed  rod  used  as  a  weapon  [syn:  {lance},  {shaft}] 
  2:  an  implement  with  a  shaft  and  barbed  point  used  for  catching 
  fish  [syn:  {gig},  {fizgig},  {fishgig},  {lance}] 
  v  1:  pierce  with  a  spear;  "spear  fish" 
  2:  thrust  up  like  a  spear;  "The  branch  speared  up  into  the  air" 
  [syn:  {spear  up}] 

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