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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spear, lance, shaft(noun)

    a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon

    gig, light beam, beam, dig, shaft, prick, gibe, beam of light, ray, slam, calamus, cock, tool, peter, shaft of light, barb, fishgig, ray of light, dick, quill, diaphysis, rotating shaft, jibe, putz, lancet, scape, pecker, irradiation, lance, shot, fizgig

  2. spear, gig, fizgig, fishgig, lance(verb)

    an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish

    fishgig, gig, fizgig, lancet, shaft, lance

  3. spear(verb)

    pierce with a spear

    "spear fish"

    spear up

  4. spear, spear up(verb)

    thrust up like a spear

    "The branch speared up into the air"

    spear up

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spear(n.)

    lance, javelin

  2. spear(n.)

    shoot, spire

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spear(n)

    lance, javelin, harpoon, assagai, trident, jireed, shoot, spire, blade

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    lance, harpoon, lanza, launches, throw, initiates, spearhead, stylus

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  1. Alan Clemmons:

    I see Jews at the point of the hate spear in this country.

  2. William Evanina:

    The harm can range from negligence, such as failing to secure data or clicking on a spear-phishing link, to malicious activities like theft, sabotage, espionage, unauthorized disclosure of classified information or even violence.

  3. Ed Rendell:

    The Clinton Foundation reportedly hired an outside cyber security company to look at its servers after possibly being hacked. Two sources familiar with the situationtold Reuterson Wednesday that no files from Hillary and Bill Clinton’s organization have surfaced in the public. One of the sources and two other U.S. security officials told the news agency that the hackers appeared to have used ‘spear phishing’ techniques to get access to the foundation’s systems.

  4. James Scott:

    A Nation State or Cyber-Mercenary won’t hack e-voting machines one by one. This takes too long and will have minimal impact. Instead, they’ll take an easier approach like spear phishing the manufacturer with malware and poison the voting machine update pre-election and allow the manufacturer to update each individual machine with a self-deleting payload that will target the tabulation process.

  5. James Scott:

    A single spear-phishing email carrying a slightly altered malware can bypass multi-million dollar enterprise security solutions if an adversary deceives a cyber-hygienically apathetic employee into opening the attachment or clicking a malicious link and thereby compromising the entire network.

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