lance

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[lance]

A warrior during the Middle Ages most often carried a lance, or a long, pointed spear, as a weapon.

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A weapon of war, consisting of a long shaft or handle and a steel blade or head; a spear carried by horsemen, and often decorated with a small flag; also, a spear or harpoon used by whalers and fishermen.

Noun
a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions

Noun
a long pointed rod used as a weapon

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

Verb
open by piercing with a lancet; "lance a boil"

Verb
pierce with a lance, as in a knights'' fight

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Verb
move quickly, as if by cutting one''s way; "Planes lanced towards the shore"


n.
A weapon of war, consisting of a long shaft or handle and a steel blade or head; a spear carried by horsemen, and often decorated with a small flag; also, a spear or harpoon used by whalers and fishermen.

n.
A soldier armed with a lance; a lancer.

n.
A small iron rod which suspends the core of the mold in casting a shell.

n.
An instrument which conveys the charge of a piece of ordnance and forces it home.

n.
One of the small paper cases filled with combustible composition, which mark the outlines of a figure.

v. t.
To pierce with a lance, or with any similar weapon.

v. t.
To open with a lancet; to pierce; as, to lance a vein or an abscess.

v. t.
To throw in the manner of a lance. See Lanch.


Lance

Lance , n. [OE. lance, F. lance, fr. L. lancea; cf. Gr. . Cf. Launch.] 1. A weapon of war, consisting of a long shaft or handle and a steel blade or head; a spear carried by horsemen, and often decorated with a small flag; also, a spear or harpoon used by whalers and fishermen.
A braver soldier never couched lance.
2. A soldier armed with a lance; a lancer. 3. (Founding) A small iron rod which suspends the core of the mold in casting a shell. 4. (Mil.) An instrument which conveys the charge of a piece of ordnance and forces it home. 5. (Pyrotech.) One of the small paper cases filled with combustible composition, which mark the outlines of a figure. Free lance, in the Middle Ages, and subsequently, a knight or roving soldier, who was free to engage for any state or commander that purchased his services; hence, a person who assails institutions or opinions on his own responsibility without regard to party lines or deference to authority. -- Lance bucket (Cavalry), a socket attached to a saddle or stirrup strap, in which to rest the but of a lance. -- Lance corporal, same as Lancepesade. -- Lance knight, a lansquenet. B. Jonson. -- Lance snake (Zo'94l.), the fer-de-lance. -- Stink-fire lance (Mil.), a kind of fuse filled with a composition which burns with a suffocating odor; -- used in the counter operations of miners. To break a lance, to engage in a tilt or contest.

Lance

Lance, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lanced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Lancing .] 1. To pierce with a lance, or with any similar weapon.
Seized the due victim, and with fury lanced Her back.
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. See Lanch.

A weapon of war, consisting of a long shaft or handle and a steel blade or head; a spear carried by horsemen, and often decorated with a small flag; also, a spear or harpoon used by whalers and fishermen.

To pierce with a lance, or with any similar weapon.

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Usage Examples

Lance Armstrong, the famous cyclist and more importantly, cancer survivor, has said 'if you ever get a second chance for something, you've got to go all the way.'

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Other Usage Examples

Fitness is a curve. You can be Lance Armstrong, or you can be really out of shape at the opposite end. People enter the curve wherever they are and then they can move up the curve, by better nutrition and better exercise.

I'm not on a mission. I'm not a paragon of health for anybody. I'm not going to run a marathon or model for 'Men's Health' or go on bike rides with Lance Armstrong. I'm not. Trust me.

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