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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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