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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


Synonymslancet


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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