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English noun: spear

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

Synonymslance, shaft

Broader (hypernym)arm, weapon, weapon system

Narrower (hyponym)assagai, assegai, javelin, trident

Part holonymbarb, spear-point, spearhead, spearpoint

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

Synonymsfishgig, fizgig, gig, lance

Broader (hypernym)implement

Narrower (hyponym)harpoon, leister

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

English verb: spear

1. spear (contact) pierce with a spear

SamplesSpear fish.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)empale, impale, spike, transfix

2. spear (stative) thrust up like a spear

SamplesThe branch speared up into the air.

Synonymsspear up

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

Broader (hypernym)jut, jut out, project, protrude, stick out

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