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Definition 1: a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for lance in the sense of this definition

(lance is a kind of ...) any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting

"he was licensed to carry a weapon"

(... is a kind of lance ) the slender spear of the Bantu-speaking people of Africa

(... is a kind of lance ) a spear thrown as a weapon or in competitive field events

(... is a kind of lance ) a spear with three prongs

(lance is a part of ...) a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove

(lance is a part of ...) the head and sharpened point of a spear

Definition 2: an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for lance in the sense of this definition

(lance is a kind of ...) instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end

(... is a kind of lance ) a spear with a shaft and barbed point for throwing; used for catching large fish or whales; a strong line is attached to it

(... is a kind of lance ) a spear with three or more prongs; used for spearing fish (especially salmon)

(... is a member of lance) gear used in fishing

Definition 3: a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for lance in the sense of this definition

(lance is a kind of ...) a very sharp knife used in surgery

Definition 4: open by piercing with a lancet - [verb of contact]

Samples where lance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lance a boil

(lance is a kind of ...) cause to open or to become open

"Mary opened the car door"

Definition 5: pierce with a lance, as in a knights' fight - [verb of contact]

(lance is a kind of ...) penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument

Definition 6: move quickly, as if by cutting one's way - [verb of motion]

Samples where lance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Planes lanced towards the shore

(lance is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

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