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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lancersnoun

    a quadrille for 8 or 16 couples


  1. lancersnoun

    Music appropriate for a set of lancers.


  1. lancersnoun

    a traditional dance for eight or sixteen couples, originating from a 19th century quadrille

  2. lancersnoun

    the music for a lancers


  1. lancers

    A lancer was a type of cavalryman who fought with a lance. Lances were used for mounted warfare in Assyria as early as 700 BC and subsequently by Persia, India, Egypt, China, Greece, and Rome. The weapon was widely used throughout Eurasia during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance by heavy cavalry, but fell out of general use in the late 16th century before its revival by light cavalry in the 19th century.


  1. lancers

    Lancers are type of light cavalry soldiers who are armed with lances — a long weapon designed for charging at enemies. The term can also refer to certain types of military units or specific regiments in armies around the world that are equipped with these weapons. Furthermore, in a historical or ceremonial context, lancers were often part of the knightly class in medieval periods. In a more broader sense, a lancer can be anyone who uses a lance in sport or warfare.


  1. Lancers

    Lancers is a brand of medium-sweet, lightly sparkling wine produced by the J. M. da Fonseca winery in Portugal. The brand was created in 1944, when Vintage Wines of New York predicted that wine consumption in the United States would increase after World War II. A sparkling Lancers, made by the continuous method, was introduced in the late 1980s.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. lancers

    A description of cavalry soldiers in different armies of Europe, who are armed with lances. The type and perfection of lancers are the Russian Cossacks, whose long lances enable them to combat with enemies at a distance from which they themselves take little harm. The lancers were brought into European notice by Napoleon, who greatly relied upon some Polish regiments. After the peace of 1815, the arm was adopted in the English service, but it is thought by many that the British lancer has a weapon too short to enable him to charge an infantry square with any chance of success.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Lancers

    This dance received its name from a company of Lancers who went through the evolutions of a quadrille on horseback about the year 1836.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lancers in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lancers in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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