lance

lance

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of lance in English

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From Middle English launce, from Old French lance, from Latin lancea.

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: läns, IPA(key): /lɑːns/
  • (US) enPR: lăns, IPA(key): /læns/
  • Rhymes: -ɑːns, -æns

lance (plural lances)

  1. A weapon of war, consisting of a long shaft or handle and a steel blade or head; a spear carried by horsemen.
  2. A wooden spear, sometimes hollow, used in jousting or tilting, designed to shatter on impact with the opposing knight’s armour.
  3. (fishing) A spear or harpoon used by whalers and fishermen.
  4. (military) A soldier armed with a lance; a lancer.
  5. (military) An instrument which conveys the charge of a piece of ordnance and forces it home.
  6. (metallurgy) A small iron rod which suspends the core of the mold in casting a shell.
  7. (pyrotechnics) One of the small paper cases filled with combustible composition, which mark the outlines of a figure.
  8. (medicine) A lancet.
  • lancet

lance (third-person singular simple present lances, present participle lancing, simple past and past participle lanced)

  1. To pierce with a lance, or with any similar weapon.
    Seized the due victim, and with fury lanced Her back. Dryden.
  2. To open with a lancet; to pierce.
    to lance a vein or an abscess
  3. To throw in the manner of a lance; to lanch.
  4. (informal) to steal or swipe
    He lanced my drink and spiked it!
  • For quotations using this term, see Citations:lance.
  • javelin
  • pike
  • spear
  • Calne, Lenca, ancle, clane, clean
  • IPA(key): /lɑ̃s/
  • Homophones: lancent, lances

Inherited from Old French lance, from Latin lancea.

lance f (plural lances)

  1. a spear, lance
  2. (military) a lancer (a soldier armed with a lance)
  3. a hose
  • fer de lance
  • lancette
  • lancier

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

lance

  1. inflection of lancer:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative
  • lance-roquette
  • relance (form of verb relancer)
  • “lance”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.

From Latin lancea.

lance f (plural lancis)

  1. lance, spear
  • slançâ

lance

  1. (reintegrationist norm) inflection of lançar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative
  • IPA(key): /ˈlan.t͡ʃe/
  • Rhymes: -antʃe
  • Hyphenation: làn‧ce

lance f pl

  1. plural of lancia
  • (Classical Latin) IPA(key): /ˈlan.ke/, [ˈɫ̪äŋkɛ]
  • (modern Italianate Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈlan.t͡ʃe/, [ˈlän̠ʲt͡ʃe]

lance

  1. ablative singular of lanx

lance

  1. Alternative form of launce

lance

  1. Alternative form of launcen

From Old French lance.

lance f (plural lances)

  1. lance (weapon)
  2. lancer; lance
  • French: lance

From Latin lancea.

lance oblique singularf (oblique plural lances, nominative singular lance, nominative plural lances)

  1. lance (weapon)
  • Middle French: lance
    • French: lance
  • Middle English: launce
    • English: lance
  • Middle High German: lanze
    • German: Lanze

Deverbal from lançar.

lance m (plural lances)

  1. throw (act of throwing something)
    Synonyms: arremesso, jogada, lançamento
  2. bid (offer at an auction)
    Synonym: lanço
  3. (sports) a series of actions carried out during a game
    Synonym: jogada
  4. (informal) thing (only used for non-physical things)
  5. flight (series of stairs between landings)

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

lance

  1. inflection of lançar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

Borrowed from Italian lancia (18th century).

lance f (plural lănci)

  1. spear, lance
    Synonym: suliță
  • IPA(key): (Spain) /ˈlanθe/ [ˈlãn̟.θe]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /ˈlanse/ [ˈlãn.se]
  • Rhymes: -anθe
  • Rhymes: -anse
  • Syllabification: lan‧ce

Deverbal from lanzar.

lance m (plural lances)

  1. launch (act of launching)
    Synonym: lanzamiento
  2. throw
  3. cast (fishing)
  4. situation
  5. telling-off; scolding

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

lance

  1. inflection of lanzar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative
  • “lance”, in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014

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