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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spear, lance, shaftnoun

    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, lanceverb

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

    fishgig, gig, fizgig, lancet, shaft, lance

  3. spearverb

    pierce with a spear

    "spear fish"

    spear up

  4. spear, spear upverb

    thrust up like a spear

    "The branch speared up into the air"

    spear up

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spearnoun

    lance, javelin

  2. spearnoun

    shoot, spire

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spearnoun

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "spear":

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

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  1. Homer:

    It is entirely seemly for a young man killed in battle to lie mangled by the bronze spear. In his death all things appear fair. But when dogs shame the gray head and gray chin and nakedness of an old man killed, it is the most piteous thing that happens among wretched mortals.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Together you are the tip of the spear, the edge of the blade and the front of the shield defending and protecting our great country, you know there is no mission our pilots can't handle. There is no hill our marines can't take and there is no stronghold the SEALs can't breach. There is no sea the Navy can't brave and there is no storm the American sailor can't conquer. You know that together there is nothing Americans can't do. Absolutely nothing.


    it was my trench town reggae in the music of the rasta messengers like-burning spear- culture(joseph hill)- and others that taught the world that- christopher columbus was a liar. He did not discover jamaica nor america. So why are we still honoring him today?

  4. Alan Clemmons:

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

  5. Simon Taylor:

    This database will be a rich source of information for the bad guys to create very compelling, targeted spear phishing attacks and increases the likelihood of recipients opening email attachments, which renders them, and their respective organizations, highly exposed to attack.

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    A synonym for "subterranean"
    • A. surface
    • B. ulterior
    • C. overt
    • D. overhead

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