Pronunciation: (spēr),[key] —n. 1. a long, stabbing weapon for thrusting or throwing, consisting of a wooden shaft to which a sharp-pointed head, as of iron or steel, is attached.
2. a soldier or other person armed with such a weapon; spearman: an army of 40,000 spears. 3. a similar weapon or stabbing implement, as one for use in fishing.
4. the act of spearing.
—adj. See spear side.
—v.t. to pierce with or as with a spear.
—v.i. to go or penetrate like a spear: The plane speared through the clouds.
Pronunciation: (spēr),[key] —n. a sprout or shoot of a plant, as a blade of grass or an acrospire of grain.
—v.i. to sprout; shoot; send up or rise in a spear or spears.