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SPEAR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does spear mean? 

SPEAR (noun)
  The noun SPEAR has 2 senses:

1. a long pointed rod used as a weapon
2. an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish

  Familiarity information: SPEAR used as a noun is rare.


SPEAR (verb)
  The verb SPEAR has 2 senses:

1. pierce with a spear
2. thrust up like a spear

  Familiarity information: SPEAR used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPEAR (noun)


Sense 1spear [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A long pointed rod used as a weapon

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

lance; spear; shaft

Hypernyms ("spear" is a kind of...):

arm; weapon; weapon system (any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting)

Meronyms (parts of "spear"):

barb (a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove)

spear-point; spearhead; spearpoint (the head and sharpened point of a spear)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "spear"):

assagai; assegai (the slender spear of the Bantu-speaking people of Africa)

javelin (a spear thrown as a weapon or in competitive field events)

trident (a spear with three prongs)


Sense 2spear [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

fishgig; fizgig; spear; lance; gig

Hypernyms ("spear" is a kind of...):

implement (instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "spear"):

harpoon (a spear with a shaft and barbed point for throwing; used for catching large fish or whales; a strong line is attached to it)

leister (a spear with three or more prongs; used for spearing fish (especially salmon))

Holonyms ("spear" is a member of...):

fishing gear; fishing rig; fishing tackle; rig; tackle (gear used in fishing)


SPEAR (verb)


Sense 1spear [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pierce with a spear

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

spear fish

Hypernyms (to "spear" is one way to...):

empale; impale; spike; transfix (pierce with a sharp stake or point)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2spear [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Thrust up like a spear

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

spear up; spear

Context example:

The branch speared up into the air

Hypernyms (to "spear" is one way to...):

jut; jut out; project; protrude; stick out (extend out or project in space)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


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