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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spar(noun)

    any of various nonmetallic minerals (calcite or feldspar) that are light in color and transparent or translucent and cleavable

  2. spar(noun)

    a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging

  3. spar, sparring(verb)

    making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer

  4. spar(verb)

    furnish with spars

  5. spar(verb)

    fight with spurs

    "the gamecocks were sparring"

  6. spar(verb)

    box lightly

  7. spar(verb)

    fight verbally

    "They were sparring all night"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spar(noun)

    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

  2. Spar(verb)

    a general term any round piece of timber used as a mast, yard, boom, or gaff

  3. Spar(verb)

    formerly, a piece of timber, in a general sense; -- still applied locally to rafters

  4. Spar(verb)

    the bar of a gate or door

  5. Spar(verb)

    to bolt; to bar

  6. Spar(verb)

    to To supply or equip with spars, as a vessel

  7. Spar(verb)

    to strike with the feet or spurs, as cocks do

  8. Spar(verb)

    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

  9. Spar(verb)

    to contest in words; to wrangle

  10. Spar(noun)

    a contest at sparring or boxing

  11. Spar(noun)

    a movement of offense or defense in boxing

  12. Origin: [Of uncertain origin; cf. OF. esparer to kick, F. parer, or Icel. sperra to stretch out the legs, to struggle.]

Freebase

  1. Spar

    In sailing, a spar is a pole of wood, metal or lightweight materials such as carbon fibre used on a sailing vessel. Spars of all types are used in the rigging of sailing vessels to provide support for the sails, and to resist compressive and bending forces. Wooden ships from the age of sail often carried many extra spars of all types for repairs while at sea. The spar deck of a frigate was so named because it was used to carry spare spars.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spar

    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.]

  2. Spar

    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).]

  3. Spar

    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.]

Anagrams for SPAR »

  1. Pars

  2. Raps

  3. Rasp

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SPAR in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SPAR in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lincoln Chafee:

    That comes with the territory, to be able to spar and parry. But the main thing is to be able to share your vision.

  2. Mitt Romney:

    It will either be a very short fight, or I will be knocked unconscious, it won't be much of a fight. We'll both suit up and get in the ring and spar around a little bit.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Rundholz, SpiereGerman
  • longeronFrench
  • sparLatin
  • rondhoutDutch
  • тренировочный, спарринговать, ранго́ут, [[лонжеро́н]] [[крыло, шпат, бой, вестиRussian

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