Lance meaning

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(medicine) To make a surgical incision in; cut into.

Lance a boil.

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Lance is defined as to attack or pierce, or to cut open.

An example of lance is a doctor cutting open a boil.

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The definition of a lance is a sharp weapon made from a long thin handle with a spearhead.

An example of a lance is what medieval horsemen used as weapons in jousting.

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A cavalry lancer.
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To pierce with a lance.
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A thrusting weapon consisting of a long wooden shaft with a sharp metal spearhead.
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Any sharp instrument resembling a lance, as a fish spear.
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A surgical lancet.
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To attack or pierce with or as with a lance.
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To cut open (a boil, etc.) with or as with a lancet.
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To make a surgical incision in; cut into.

Lance a boil.

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A weapon of war, consisting of a long shaft or handle and a steel blade or head; a spear carried by horsemen.
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A wooden spear, sometimes hollow, used in jousting or tilting, designed to shatter on impact with the opposing knight’s armour.
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(fishing) A spear or harpoon used by whalers and fishermen.
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(military) A soldier armed with a lance; a lancer.
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(military) An instrument which conveys the charge of a piece of ordnance and forces it home.
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(founding) A small iron rod which suspends the core of the mold in casting a shell.
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(pyrotechnics) One of the small paper cases filled with combustible composition, which mark the outlines of a figure.
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(medicine) A lancet.
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To pierce with a lance, or with any similar weapon.

Seized the due victim, and with fury lanced Her back. Dryden.

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To open with a lancet; to pierce; as, to lance a vein or an abscess.
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To throw in the manner of a lance; to lanch.
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A male given name, pet form of Lancelot or transferred use of the surname; by folk etymology associated with a lance.
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Origin of lance

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin lancea probably of Celtic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • The surname is derived from a medieval given name Lanzo, short form of names beginning with the Germanic element land "land".

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old French lance, from Latin lancea.

    From Wiktionary