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Definition of Spear


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

Spear Quotations

In the first gospel, Mark, the risen Christ appears physically to no one, but by the time we come to the last gospel, John, Thomas is invited to feel the nail prints in Christ's hands and feet and the spear wound in his side.
John Shelby Spong

Something I like to do a lot is just sit by water when there's a current and just stare into the water. I don't fish, I don't hunt, I don't scuba, I don't spear, don't boat, don't play basketball or football - I excel at staring into space. I'm really good at that.
Iggy Pop

If I could be good at any sport, it'd be javelin. I know a few people I would love to throw a spear at.
Cheryl Cole

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

A well-aimed spear is worth three.
Tad Williams
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Spear Translations

spear in French is javelot
spear in Italian is lancia
spear in Latin is telum, spiculum
spear in Spanish is lanza
spear in Swedish is spjut
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