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English noun: lance

1. lance (artifact) a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon

Synonymsshaft, spear

Broader (hypernym)arm, weapon, weapon system

Narrower (hyponym)assagai, assegai, javelin, trident

Part holonymbarb, spear-point, spearhead, spearpoint

2. lance (artifact) an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish

Synonymsfishgig, fizgig, gig, spear

Broader (hypernym)implement

Narrower (hyponym)harpoon, leister

Member meronymfishing gear, fishing rig, fishing tackle, rig, tackle

3. lance (artifact) a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions


Broader (hypernym)surgical knife

English verb: lance

1. lance (motion) move quickly, as if by cutting one's way

SamplesPlanes lanced towards the shore.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

2. lance (contact) pierce with a lance, as in a knights' fight

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)pierce, thrust

3. lance (contact) open by piercing with a lancet

SamplesLance a boil.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)open, open up

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