spear

Part of speech: verb

To pierce with a spear.

Part of speech: verb

To send forth spires, as a plant.

Part of speech: noun

A weapon for throwing or thrusting, consisting of a pointed head on a long shaft.

Part of speech: noun

A spire, as of grass.

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Usage examples "spear":

  1. The young man next sends his sister with a spear, or some other trifling article, which she leaves at the door of the girl's home. - "Primitive Love and Love-Stories", Henry Theophilus Finck.
  2. The spear missed; but the second boat dashed up. - "The Ruined Cities of Zululand", Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley.
  3. But for that the spear would have pierced your back. - "The Golden Canyon Contents: The Golden Canyon; The Stone Chest", G. A. Henty.