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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spearheadnoun

    someone who leads or initiates an activity (attack or campaign etc.)

  2. spearheadnoun

    the leading military unit in an attack

  3. spearhead, spearpoint, spear-pointverb

    the head and sharpened point of a spear

  4. spearheadverb

    be the leader of

    "She spearheaded the effort to find a cure for the disease"


  1. spearheadnoun

    The pointed head, or end, of a spear.

    Etymology: spear + head

  2. spearheadnoun

    One who leads or initiates an activity (such as an attack or a campaign).

    Etymology: spear + head

  3. spearheadnoun

    The leading military unit in an attack.

    Etymology: spear + head

  4. spearheadnoun

    A player who initiates attacking moves

    Etymology: spear + head

  5. spearheadverb

    To drive or campaign ardently for, as an effort, project, etc.

    He spearheaded the entire project from day one.

    Etymology: spear + head

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spearheadnoun

    the pointed head, or end, of a spear

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spearhead in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spearhead in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of spearhead in a Sentence

  1. Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen:

    Semaglutide is a spearhead into a number of new disease areas.

  2. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Were it not for our efforts to spearhead the sanctions and foil Iran's nuclear program, Iran would have already had nuclear weapons long ago.

  3. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

    The global economy continues to face downside risks as trade tensions persist, the G20 leaders agreed on the need for member countries to spearhead strong global economic growth.

  4. Hillary Holley:

    Fair Fight Action's work with dedicated voting rights activists throughout Georgia has led to enormous gains in voter registrations in our state -- particularly among voters of color, who have helped spearhead advocacy for critical federal voting rights legislation to protect our democracy while also blocking Republicans' most dangerous anti-voter proposals in state legislatures, now, with the GOP's voter suppression campaign ramping up in state houses across the country, Fair Fight Action is proud to join with Michelle Obama and When We All Vote alongside other civil and voting rights organizations to fight back against Republicans' anti-voter agenda. We're ready to work with our allies to recruit new volunteers and keep organizing Americans to push for the Senate to pass new federal protections for voting rights at a time when we need them more than ever.

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