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 for spear
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spear \Spear\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Speared; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To pierce with a spear; to kill with a spear; as, to spear a
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spear \Spear\, v. i.
     To shoot into a long stem, as some plants. See Spire.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spear \Spear\, n. [OE. spere, AS. spere; akin to D. & G. speer,
     OS. & OHS. sper, Icel. spj["o]r, pl., Dan. spaer, L. sparus.]
     1. A long, pointed weapon, used in war and hunting, by
        thrusting or throwing; a weapon with a long shaft and a
        sharp head or blade; a lance.
     Note: [See Illust. of Spearhead.] "A sharp ground spear."
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                 They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and
                 their spears into pruning hooks.   --Micah iv. 3.
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     2. Fig.: A spearman. --Sir W. Scott.
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     3. A sharp-pointed instrument with barbs, used for stabbing
        fish and other animals.
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     4. A shoot, as of grass; a spire.
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     5. The feather of a horse. See Feather, n., 4.
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     6. The rod to which the bucket, or plunger, of a pump is
        attached; a pump rod.
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     Spear foot, the off hind foot of a horse.
     Spear grass. (Bot.)
        (a) The common reed. See Reed, n., 1.
        (b) meadow grass. See under Meadow.
     Spear hand, the hand in which a horseman holds a spear; the
        right hand. --Crabb.
     Spear side, the male line of a family. --Lowell.
     Spear thistle (Bot.), the common thistle ({Cnicus
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon [syn: spear,
           lance, shaft]
      2: an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching
         fish [syn: spear, gig, fizgig, fishgig, lance]
      v 1: pierce with a spear; "spear fish"
      2: thrust up like a spear; "The branch speared up into the air"
         [syn: spear, spear up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  159 Moby Thesaurus words for "spear":
     anthrophore, assegai, auger, axis, bag, bayonet, bill, bine, bite,
     blade, bole, bore, bough, bract, bracteole, bractlet, branch,
     branchedness, branchiness, broach, burgeon, cane, carpophore,
     catch, caudex, caulicle, caulis, cotyledon, countersink, culm,
     dagger, deadwood, dirk, drill, empierce, enmesh, ensnare, entangle,
     entrap, fix, flag, flagellum, floral leaf, foliole, footstalk,
     fork, foul, frond, funicule, funiculus, glume, gore, gouge,
     gouge out, halberd, harpoon, haulm, hole, honeycomb, hook, impale,
     involucre, involucrum, javelin, knife, lamina, lance, land, lasso,
     leaf, leaflet, leafstalk, lemma, ligule, limb, mesh, nail, needle,
     net, noose, offshoot, partisan, pedicel, peduncle, penetrate,
     perforate, petal, petiole, petiolule, petiolus, pierce, pike, pile,
     pine needle, pink, plunge in, poniard, prick, punch, puncture,
     ramage, ramification, ream, ream out, reed, riddle, rope,
     run through, runner, saber, sack, sarment, scion, seed leaf,
     seedstalk, sepal, shoot, skewer, slip, snag, snare, sniggle,
     spathe, spike, spire, spit, spontoon, spray, sprig, sprit, sprout,
     stab, stalk, stem, stick, stiletto, stipe, stipula, stipule, stock,
     stolon, straw, sucker, switch, sword, take, tangle, tangle up with,
     tap, tendril, thallus, tigella, transfix, transpierce, trap,
     trepan, trephine, trunk, twig

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