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Definitions of spear

  1. an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
  2. a long pointed rod used as a weapon
  3. thrust up like a spear; " The branch speared up into the air"
  4. pierce with a spear; " spear fish"
  5. 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.
  6. Fig.: A spearman.
  7. A sharp- pointed instrument with barbs, used for stabbing fish and other animals.
  8. A shoot, as of grass; a spire.
  9. The feather of a horse. See Feather, n., 4.
  10. The rod to which the bucket, or plunger, of a pump is attached; a pump rod.
  11. To pierce with a spear; to kill with a spear; as, to spear a fish.
  12. To shoot into a long stem, as some plants. See Spire.
  13. A weapon with a pointed metal head on a long shaft, used for thrusting or throwing; a lance; an instrument with barbed prongs for catching fish; a shoot, as of grass.
  14. To pierce, or kill, with a long, pointed weapon.
  15. A long weapon used in war and hunting, made of a pole pointed with iron: a lance with barbed prongs used for catching fish.
  16. To pierce or kill with a spear.
  17. To pierce with a spear.
  18. Weapon consisting of a pole pointed with iron.
  19. To send forth spires, as a plant.
  20. A weapon for throwing or thrusting, consisting of a pointed head on a long shaft.
  21. A spire, as of grass.
  22. A long pointed weapon; a lance; a large pointed instrument with barbs, used for stabbing fish and other animals; a shoot, as of grass.
  23. To shoot into a long stem.
  24. A sharp- pointed weapon, variously shaped, with a long wooden shaft; a lance.
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Quotes of spear

  1. Faith makes all evil good to us, and all good better; unbelief makes all good evil, and all evil worse. Faith laughs at the shaking of the spear unbelief trembles at the shaking of a leaf. – Robert Cecil
  2. Then, there was Greenpeace, I remember that when they first started out with the boats in the waters, and the guys in the boats between the whales and the boats that will hunting the whales with spear guns. – Rick Danko
  3. Helmet was joined to helmet, and spear to spear and jewels, baggage, and elephants without number went with them, and you would have said it was a host that none could understand. – Ferdowsi
  4. If ever I feel I might be able to tackle it, I'd love to try holding a spear or something in the theater, or opening a door, or anything, just to try it, you know, because it must be some marvelous magic thing. – Hayley Mills
  5. A well -aimed spear is worth three. – Tad Williams

Usage examples for spear

  1. In a few minutes she came back, bringing with her a long spear – The Boy Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid
  2. Spear heads of mulga wood. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  3. Or perhaps it was a spear or a knife that struck me in the eye, I do not know. – Allan and the Holy Flower by H. Rider Haggard
  4. Burl hung on desperately to the end of his spear – The Mad Planet by Murray Leinster
  5. Take a spear Bangu, and we will fight." – Child of Storm by H. Rider Haggard
  6. This giant soldier carried a great spear and shield. – The Beacon Second Reader by James H. Fassett
  7. Its type is the first spear of grass. – Birds and Poets by John Burroughs
  8. Suddenly, as we came upon him, he seemed in no way alarmed; but, jumping up, he seized his spear and throwing- stick which lay on the ground at his side. – Adventures in Australia by W.H.G. Kingston
  9. So he being struck by the spear point fulfilled the saying of the dream. – The History Of Herodotus Volume 1(of 2) by Herodotus
  10. Teunis had to get his majesty's meals, and nothing was ever cooked right; and then the royal army got after the steward with spear handles. – Cape Cod Stories The Old Home House by Joseph C. Lincoln
  11. " I will promise thee," said he, " to yield to him, if he promise to do me no harm; but if he refuse, I will release myself with my sword and spear – The Legends Of King Arthur And His Knights by James Knowles
  12. I had seen, too, a spear flash across the space of open water and cut down one of the men. – The Mutineers by Charles Boardman Hawes
  13. " Defend thee, then," cried out Sir Tristram, and came upon him swiftly with his spear in rest. – The Legends Of King Arthur And His Knights by James Knowles
  14. It was evidently the intention of the natives to run him out and then spear him to death- but an unexpected happening put an end to this method of elephant hunting. – The Boy Aviators in Africa by Captain Wilbur Lawton
  15. If men are needed, each man is ready and each spear is waiting. – The Flute of the Gods by Marah Ellis Ryan
  16. All a time that boy sing out, 'Pull out spear – The Confessions of a Beachcomber by E J Banfield
  17. Revenge is stamped upon my spear And blood my battle- cry! – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  18. And do ye know what is the spear that I demanded? – The High Deeds of Finn and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland by T. W. Rolleston
  19. Then Athene came near to the old man, and said, " Laertes, pray thou first to Athene and Father Zeus, and then cast thy spear – The Story Of The Odyssey by The Rev. Alfred J. Church
  20. Beyond the door the passage ran straight as a war spear and it soon became evident to the ape- man that it had already led him beyond the outer walls of the temple. – The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs

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