Associations to the word «Spear»


SPEAR, noun. A long stick with a sharp tip used as a weapon for throwing or thrusting, or anything used to make a thrusting motion.
SPEAR, noun. (now chiefly historical) A soldier armed with such a weapon; a spearman.
SPEAR, noun. A sharp tool used by fishermen to retrieve fish.
SPEAR, noun. (ice hockey) an illegal maneuver using the end of a hockey stick to strike into another hockey player.
SPEAR, noun. (wrestling) a running tackle on an opponent performed in professional wrestling.
SPEAR, noun. A spearman.
SPEAR, noun. A shoot, as of grass; a spire.
SPEAR, noun. The feather of a horse.
SPEAR, noun. The rod to which the bucket, or plunger, of a pump is attached; a pump rod.
SPEAR, noun. A long, thin strip from a vegetable.
SPEAR, verb. To penetrate or strike with, or as if with, any long narrow object. To make a thrusting motion that catches an object on the tip of a long device.
SPEAR, verb. (intransitive) To shoot into a long stem, as some plants do.
SPEAR, proper noun. An English surname​.
SPEAR BISCUITS, noun. (slang) To search garbage for food.
SPEAR CARRIER, noun. A person in a play or movie with a minimal part; an extra.
SPEAR CARRIER, noun. (idiomatic) (by extension) One who serves in a subordinate or menial role.
SPEAR CARRIER, noun. (idiomatic) One who plays a leading or substantial role as a supporter, proponent, etc. representing a group, cause, or point of view.
SPEAR CHUCKER, noun. Alternative form of spearchucker
SPEAR CLOSET, noun. (architecture) (slang) A small irregular space left by the building of other rooms in a structure.
SPEAR CLOSETS, noun. Plural of spear closet
SPEAR FOOT, noun. The off hind foot of a horse.
SPEAR GRASS, noun. (botany) Alternative form of speargrass
SPEAR GRASSES, noun. Plural of spear grass
SPEAR GUN, noun. (fishing) a form of mechanical gun that fires a spear as a projectile; generally used under water when spearfishing.
SPEAR GUNS, noun. Plural of spear gun
SPEAR PENNY, noun. (historical) (legal) A fine under medieval Welsh law levied on related male landowners when the immediate kin of a murderer proved incapable of paying galanas
SPEAR PHISHING, noun. Alternative form of spearphishing
SPEAR TACKLE, noun. (rugby) A offensive tackle in which the tackled player is lifted up and driven into the ground head-first. This is very dangerous which can result in serious injury to the neck and spine and often a red or yellow card.
SPEAR TACKLES, noun. Plural of spear tackle
SPEAR THISTLE, noun. A biennial herb, Cirsium vulgare.
SPEAR THISTLES, noun. Plural of spear thistle

Dictionary definition

SPEAR, noun. A long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon.
SPEAR, noun. An implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish.
SPEAR, verb. Pierce with a spear; "spear fish".
SPEAR, verb. Thrust up like a spear; "The branch speared up into the air".

Wise words

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy