Definitions of spar

  1. To fight like cocks; to box, or fling out the arms as in boxing; to dispute; to wrangle.
  2. To box; skirmish.
  3. To furnish with spars.
  4. To box; contest in words.
  5. To box with the hands: to fight with showy action: to dispute:- pr. p. sparring; pa. t. and pa. p. sparred.
  6. To engage in boxing.
  7. fight verbally; " They were sparring all night"
  8. box lightly
  9. fight with spurs; " the gamecocks were sparring"
  10. furnish with spars
  11. An old name for a nonmetallic mineral, usually cleavable and somewhat lustrous; as, calc spar, or calcite, fluor spar, etc. It was especially used in the case of the gangue minerals of a metalliferous vein.
  12. A general term any round piece of timber used as a mast, yard, boom, or gaff.
  13. Formerly, a piece of timber, in a general sense; -- still applied locally to rafters.
  14. The bar of a gate or door.
  15. To bolt; to bar.
  16. To To supply or equip with spars, as a vessel.
  17. To strike with the feet or spurs, as cocks do.
  18. To use the fists and arms scientifically in attack or defense; to contend or combat with the fists, as for exercise or amusement; to box.
  19. To contest in words; to wrangle.
  20. A contest at sparring or boxing.
  21. A movement of offense or defense in boxing.
  22. To close or fasten with a spar; to bar.
  23. To fight in show, or as preparatory to a real contest, as a pugilist; to box in gloves; to wrangle; to quarrel in words.
  24. Sparring.
  25. a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging
  26. any of various nonmetallic minerals ( calcite or feldspar) that are light in color and transparent or translucent and cleavable
  27. A mineral having a soft luster; a general name for a mast, yard, boom, etc.; a contest at boxing, or in words.
  28. A rafter: a general term for masts, yards, booms, and gaffs, etc.
  29. A mineral which is perfectly crystalline.
  30. SPARRER.
  31. A crystalline mineral.
  32. A round beam, as a yard, boom, & c.
  33. A round timber for extending a sail; a mast, yard, boom, or the like.
  34. A vitreous, lustrous mineral.
  35. An easily and regularly frangible mineral; a lustrous crystalline mineral.
  36. A general term for masts, yards, booms, and gaffs; a long piece of timber.
  37. A term applied to those crystals or minerals which break up into rhombs, cubes, plates, prisms, & c., with smooth cleavage faces, as in calcspar, felspar, brown- spar, Iceland- spar, and the like.
  38. Any long round piece of timber, as a mast, a yard, a boom, & c.
  39. A feigned blow; a contention with the fists.
  40. Sparred.