• Spear Definition & Synonyms

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

Fishgig, Fizgig, Gig, Lance, Shaft,

• Spearwort Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A name given to several species of crowfoot (Ranunculus) which have spear-shaped leaves.

• Speared Definition & Synonyms

  1. (imp. & p. p.) of Spear