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Definition of spear:

  1. To pierce or kill with a spear.
  2. A long pointed weapon; a lance; a large pointed instrument with barbs, used for stabbing fish and other animals; a shoot, as of grass.
  3. To shoot into a long stem.

Common misspellings for spear:

speard, spea, spair, sper, spier, speare, spearm, speer.

Spear \s-pear\

Meaning:
spear-man
Origin:
English
Details:
Spear as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Spear is "spear-man". Occupational name.
Meaning:
Spero, Speero.
Variants:
Spiers, Speare, Spears, Speer, Speers.

Google Ngram Viewer results for spear:

This graph shows how "spear" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for spear:

  1. And forgotten that the bauld Buccleuch Can back a steed, or shake a spear? "Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3)" , Walter Scott.
  2. And, for the fournyshing of his vowe, he departed fro his companye, his spear in his fyst, his shelde about his neck, armed at all pecesse, on a good horsse, his squyer on another, behinde him, with his bassenet. "Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3)" , Walter Scott.
  3. Suddenly, as we came upon him, he seemed in no way alarmed; but, jumping up, he seized his spear and throwing- stick which lay on the ground at his side. "Adventures in Australia" , W.H.G. Kingston.

Quotes for spear:

  1. Faith makes all evil good to us, and all good better; unbelief makes all good evil, and all evil worse. Faith laughs at the shaking of the spear; unbelief trembles at the shaking of a leaf. - Robert Cecil
  2. Then, there was Greenpeace, I remember that when they first started out with the boats in the waters, and the guys in the boats between the whales and the boats that will hunting the whales with spear guns. - Rick Danko
  3. Helmet was joined to helmet, and spear to spear, and jewels, baggage, and elephants without number went with them, and you would have said it was a host that none could understand. - Ferdowsi
  4. If ever I feel I might be able to tackle it, I'd love to try holding a spear or something in the theater, or opening a door, or anything, just to try it, you know, because it must be some marvelous magic thing. - Hayley Mills
  5. A well -aimed spear is worth three. - Tad Williams

Rhymes for spear:

  1. adhere, amir, appear, austere, career, cashier, dornier, emir, frontier, inhere, lanier, lazear, premier, premiere, rainier, rehear, revere, sameer, samir, severe, shamir, sincere, unclear, veneer, vizier, wazir, yasir, zahir, zaire.
  2. auctioneer, bandolier, belvedere, bombardier, brigadier, cavalier, chandelier, charpentier, chevalier, commandeer, disappear, domineer, engineer, financier, gondolier, insincere, interfere, mutineer, overhear, pamphleteer, persevere, pioneer, profiteer, racketeer, reappear, rensselaer, souvenir, volunteer.
  3. beer, bere, blear, cheer, clear, cleere, cyr, dear, deer, deere, ear, fear, fier, fleer, frere, gear, geer, gere, gier, greer, hear, here, jeer, kear, kier, lear, leer, mear, meir, mere, mir, near, neer, nir, peer, pier, rear, sear, sere, shear, sheer, shere, smear, sneer, speer, speir, sphere, stear, steer, tear, teer, veer, vere, we're, wier, year.
  4. conventioneer, electioneer, reengineer.

Idioms for spear:

  1. take the spear ( in one's chest)
  2. spear sth out ( of sth)
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