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English[]

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File:Broken lances.jpg

Jousters with broken lances.

Pronunciation[]

Etymology[]

From Old French lance, from Latin lancea.

Noun[]

Singular
Lance

Plural
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Lance ({{{1}}})

  1. A weapon of war, consisting of a long shaft or handle and a steel blade or head; a spear carried by horsemen.
    • 1590, William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part III, Act II, Scene III, line 15.
      Thy brother’s blood the thirsty earth hath drunk, Broach’d with the steely point of Clifford’s lance...
    • 1909, Charles Henry Ashdown, European Arms & Armor, page 65.
      The head of the lance was commonly of the leaf form, and sometimes approached that of the lozenge; it was very seldom barbed, although this variety, together with the others, appears upon the Bayeux Tapestry.
  2. A wooden spear, sometimes hollow, used in jousting or tilting, designed to shatter on impact with the opposing knight’s armour.
    • 1591, William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part I, Act III, Scene II, line 49.
      What will you do, good greybeard? Break a lance, And run a-tilt at Death within a chair?
  3. A spear or harpoon used by whalers and fishermen.
  4. Template:Military A soldier armed with a lance; a lancer.
  5. Template:Military An instrument which conveys the charge of a piece of ordnance and forces it home.
  6. (Founding) A small iron rod which suspends the core of the mold in casting a shell.
  7. (Pyrotechnics) One of the small paper cases filled with combustible composition, which mark the outlines of a figure.
  8. Template:Medical A lancet.

Derived terms[]

  • free lance
  • lance bucket (cavalry)
  • lance corporal
  • lance fish (zoology)
  • lance knight
  • lance sergeant
  • lancer
  • lance snake (zoology)
  • stink-fire lance (military)

Related terms[]

Translations[]

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Verb[]

Infinitive
to Lance

Third person singular
lanc

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to Lance (third-person singular simple present lanc, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)

  1. To pierce with a lance, or with any similar weapon.
    Seized the due victim, and with fury lanced Her back. Dryden.
  2. To open with a lancet; to pierce; as, to lance a vein or an abscess.
  3. To throw in the manner of a lance; to lanch.

See also[]

Anagrams[]

  • aceln,
  • clean

Anglo-Norman[]

Etymology[]

From Latin lancea

Noun[]

Template:Xno-noun-f

  1. lance (large weapon)

French[]

Etymology[]

From Latin lancea.

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Lance f. (plural Lances)

  1. A spear, lance.
  2. Template:Military A soldier armed with a lance; a lancer.
  3. A hose.

Derived terms[]

  • lance-roquette
  • lancette
  • lancement
  • lanceur, lanceuse
  • lancier
  • relance
  • relancement
  • relancer

Verb[]

Lance

  1. first-person singular present indicative of lancer.
  2. third-person singular present indicative of lancer.
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of lancer.
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of lancer.
  5. second-person singular imperative of lancer.

Related terms[]


Italian[]

Noun[]

lance f. pl.

  1. Plural form of lancia.

Old French[]

Etymology[]

From Latin lancea

Noun[]

Template:Fro-noun-f

  1. lance (large weapon)

Spanish[]

Verb[]

Lance (infinitive lanzar)

  1. first-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of lanzar.
  2. formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of lanzar.
  3. third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of lanzar.

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