Spear definition

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A soldier armed with a spear.
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A weapon consisting of a long shaft with a sharply pointed end.
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To pierce or stab with something pointed, as a spear.
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A weapon consisting of a long wooden shaft with a sharp point, usually of metal or stone, for thrusting or throwing.
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(football) To block (an opponent) by ramming with the helmet, in violation of the rules.
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(sports) To jab (an opponent) with the blade of a hockey stick, in violation of the rules.
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To stab at something with a spear or other sharp object.
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A shaft with a sharp point and barbs for spearing fish.
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To catch with a thrust of the arm.

Spear a grounder.

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A slender stalk, as of asparagus.
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Any spearlike, often forked, implement used for thrusting, as in one kind of fishing.
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The definition of a spear is a long, pointed tool used for fishing or hunting.

An example of a spear is a tool Natives used to capture their prey.

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To pierce with a spear or other sharp object.
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A long blade or shoot, as of grass.
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To catch (fish, etc.) with a spear.
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(informal) To extend the arm so as to make a one-handed catch of (a baseball, etc.)
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To pierce or shoot like a spear.
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To sprout into a long stem.
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Spear is defined as to throw or stab with a long pointed instrument.

An example of spear is to stab prey with a long piece of wood with a very sharp arrow of metal on the end.

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To sprout like a spear.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
spear
Plural:
spears

Origin of spear

  • Middle English spere from Old English

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

  • Alteration of spire

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