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spear - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'spear' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Spear [ n.]
- 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.
- Fig.: A spearman.
- A sharp-pointed instrument with barbs, used for stabbing fish and other animals.
- A shoot, as of grass; a spire.
- The feather of a horse. See Feather, n., 4.
- The rod to which the bucket, or plunger, of a pump is attached; a pump rod.
2 . Spear [ v. i.]
- To shoot into a long stem, as some plants. See Spire.
3 . Spear [ v. t.]
- To pierce with a spear; to kill with a spear; as, to spear a fish.

Meaning of 'spear' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . spear [ v]
Meaning (1):
- pierce with a spear
Example in sentence:
  • spear fish
Meaning (2):
- thrust up like a spear
Example in sentence:
  • The branch speared up into the air