Definitions for lancelæns, lɑns
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lancelæns, lɑns(n.; v.)lanced, lanc•ing.
(n.)a long wooden shaft with a pointed metal head used esp. by a knight as a weapon in charging.
an implement resembling a lance, as a spear for killing a harpooned whale.
lancet (def. 1).
(v.t.)to open with or as if with a lancet.
to pierce with or as if with a lance.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of lance:
1250–1300; ME launce < OF lance < L lancea (perh. < Celtic)
spear, lance, shaft(noun)
a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
spear, gig, fizgig, fishgig, lance(noun)
an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions
move quickly, as if by cutting one's way
"Planes lanced towards the shore"
pierce with a lance, as in a knights' fight
open by piercing with a lancet
"lance a boil"
A weapon of war, consisting of a long shaft or handle and a steel blade or head; a spear carried by horsemen.
A wooden spear, sometimes hollow, used in jousting or tilting, designed to shatter on impact with the opposing knightu2019s armour.
A spear or harpoon used by whalers and fishermen.
A soldier armed with a lance; a lancer.
An instrument which conveys the charge of a piece of ordnance and forces it home.
A small iron rod which suspends the core of the mold in casting a shell.
One of the small paper cases filled with combustible composition, which mark the outlines of a figure.
To pierce with a lance, or with any similar weapon.
Seized the due victim, and with fury lanced Her back. Dryden.
To open with a lancet; to pierce; as, to lance a vein or an abscess.
To throw in the manner of a lance; to lanch.
, pet form of Lancelot or transferred use of the surname; by folk etymology associated with a lance.
Origin: The surname is derived from a medieval given name Lanzo, short form of names beginning with the element land "land".
a weapon of war, consisting of a long shaft or handle and a steel blade or head; a spear carried by horsemen, and often decorated with a small flag; also, a spear or harpoon used by whalers and fishermen
a soldier armed with a lance; a lancer
a small iron rod which suspends the core of the mold in casting a shell
an instrument which conveys the charge of a piece of ordnance and forces it home
one of the small paper cases filled with combustible composition, which mark the outlines of a figure
to pierce with a lance, or with any similar weapon
to open with a lancet; to pierce; as, to lance a vein or an abscess
to throw in the manner of a lance. See Lanch
Translations for lance
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a weapon of former times with a long shaft or handle of wood, a spearhead and often a small flag.
- lançaPortuguese (BR)
- die LanzeGerman
- lensa; riddaraspjótIcelandic
- šķēps; pīķisLatvian
- lanse, spydNorwegian
- пика, копьёRussian
- 長矛Chinese (Trad.)
- спис, пікаUkrainian
- نیزہ، بھالاUrdu
- cái laoVietnamese
- 长矛Chinese (Simp.)
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