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

Synonyms for spear in the sense of this definition

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

"he was licensed to carry a weapon"

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

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

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

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

(spear 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 spear in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

Definition 3: pierce with a spear - [verb of contact]

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

  • spear fish

(spear is a kind of ...) pierce with a sharp stake or point

"impale a shrimp on a skewer"

Definition 4: thrust up like a spear - [verb of stative]

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

  • The branch speared up into the air

Synonyms for spear in the sense of this definition

(spear is a kind of ...) extend out or project in space

"His sharp nose jutted out" "A single rock sticks out from the cliff"

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