1. [ noun ] (arms) a long pointed rod used as a weapon
Synonyms: spear shaft
Related terms: weapon trident assegai javelin spearhead barb
2. [ noun ] Man's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 245
3. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 2622
4. [ verb ] pierce with a lance, as in a knights' fight
Related terms: pierce spear
5. [ verb ] open by piercing with a lancet, as of a boil
Related terms: open lancet
6. [ verb ] move quickly, as if by cutting one's way

: "Planes lanced towards the shore"

Related terms: travel
7. [ noun ] an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
Synonyms: gig fizgig fishgig spear
Related terms: implement harpoon leister fishing_gear
8. [ noun ] (medicine,surgery) a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions
Synonyms: lancet
Related terms: surgical_knife
Similar spelling:   launce