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Definitions of spar

  1. fight with spurs; of gamecocks in cockfights Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. any of various nonmetallic minerals (calcite or feldspar) that are light in color and transparent or translucent and cleavable Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. fight verbally; "They were sparring all night" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. box lightly Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. fight with spurs; "the gamecocks were sparring" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. furnish with spars Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. An old name for a nonmetallic mineral, usually cleavable and somewhat lustrous; as, calc spar, or calcite, fluor spar, etc. It was especially used in the case of the gangue minerals of a metalliferous vein. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. A general term any round piece of timber used as a mast, yard, boom, or gaff. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Formerly, a piece of timber, in a general sense; -- still applied locally to rafters. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. The bar of a gate or door. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. To bolt; to bar. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. To To supply or equip with spars, as a vessel. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To strike with the feet or spurs, as cocks do. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. To use the fists and arms scientifically in attack or defense; to contend or combat with the fists, as for exercise or amusement; to box. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. To contest in words; to wrangle. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. A contest at sparring or boxing. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. A movement of offense or defense in boxing. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. A mineral having a soft luster; a general name for a mast, yard, boom, etc.; a contest at boxing, or in words. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. To box; contest in words. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. Sparred. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. Sparring. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. A rafter: a general term for masts, yards, booms, and gaffs, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. A mineral which is perfectly crystalline. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. To box with the hands: to fight with showy action: to dispute:-pr.p. sparring; pa.t. and pa.p. sparred. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. SPARRER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. A crystalline mineral. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. A round beam, as a yard, boom, &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. To box; skirmish. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. To furnish with spars. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. To engage in boxing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. A round timber for extending a sail; a mast, yard, boom, or the like. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. A vitreous, lustrous mineral. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. An easily and regularly frangible mineral; a lustrous crystalline mineral. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. A general term for masts, yards, booms, and gaffs; a long piece of timber. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. To fight like cocks; to box, or fling out the arms as in boxing; to dispute; to wrangle. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  38. A term applied to those crystals or minerals which break up into rhombs, cubes, plates, prisms, &c., with smooth cleavage faces, as in calcspar, felspar, brown-spar, Iceland-spar, and the like. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  39. Any long round piece of timber, as a mast, a yard, a boom, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  40. To close or fasten with a spar; to bar. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  41. To fight in show, or as preparatory to a real contest, as a pugilist; to box in gloves; to wrangle; to quarrel in words. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  42. A feigned blow; a contention with the fists. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  43. Early system on Datatron 200 series. Listed in CACM 2(5):16(May 1959). foldoc_fs
  44. Formerly, a piece of timber, in a general sense; still applied locally to rafters. dictgcide_fs
  45. spär, n. a rafter: a general term for masts, yards, booms, and gaffs, &c.--n. SPAR'-DECK, the upper deck of a vessel. [The A.S. spearra is assumed from the verb sparrian, to fasten with a bar; cf. Ice. sparri, Dut. spar.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  46. spär, n. a term applied by miners to any bright crystalline mineral, and adopted by mineralogists in the names of a number of minerals--calcareous spar, fluor spar, Iceland spar, &c.--adj. SPAR'RY, resembling spar, spathic. [A.S. spær (-stán), gypsum; cf. Ger. spar (-kalk).] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  47. spär, v.i. to box with the hands: to fight with showy action: to dispute:--pr.p. spar'ring; pa.t. and pa.p. sparred.--n. a preliminary sparring, boxing-match, or cock-fight.--ns. SPAR'RER; SPAR'RING. [O. Fr. esparer (Fr. éparer), to kick out, most prob. Teut.; Low Ger. sparre, a struggling.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  48. Stout pole esp. such as is used for mast, yard, &c., of ship; s.-buoy (made of a s. with one end moored so that other stands up); s.-deck, upper deck extending from bow to stern, including quarter-deck and forecastle; (v.t.) furnish with s., help (ship) over shallow bar with ss. [Middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  49. Kinds of crystalline mineral, easily cleavable and non-lustrous, as calcareous s., calcite, Derbyshire (=FLUOR) s., Iceland s., transparent calcite much used for optical purposes. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  50. Make motions of attack& defence with closed fists, use the hands (as) in boxing, (often at opponent); (flg.) bandy words, as they are always sparring (at each other); (of cocks) fight esp. with protected spurs; (n.) sparring motion, boxing-match, cock-fight. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  51. Any lustrous, lamellar mineral having distinct cleavage. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  52. n. [German, Anglo-Saxon] Any earthy mineral that breaks with regular surfaces, and has some degree of lustre. Cabinet Dictionary
  53. n. [Dutch, German] A long beam;-a general term for mast, yard, boom, and gaff;-the bar of a gate. Cabinet Dictionary
  54. n. A feigned blow ;-a contest at sparring or boxing. Cabinet Dictionary

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