lance meaning

[ lɑ:ns ] Pronunciation:   "lance" in a sentence
Noun: lance  lãns
  1. A long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
    - spear, shaft 
  2. An implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
    - spear, gig, fizgig, fishgig 
  3. A surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions
    - lancet
Verb: lance  lãns
  1. Move quickly, as if by cutting one's way
    "Planes lanced towards the shore" 
  2. Pierce with a lance, as in a knights' fight 
  3. Open by piercing with a lancet
    "lance a boil"

Derived forms: lances, lancing, lanced

Type of: arm, go, implement, locomote, move, open, open up, pierce, surgical knife, thrust, travel, weapon, weapon system

Part of: fishing gear, fishing rig, fishing tackle, rig, tackle

Encyclopedia: Lance Lance, Inc

vt lanced; lanc·ing : to open with or as if with a lancet : make an incision in or into ‹lance a boil› ‹lance a vein›

Local Area Network Controller for Ethernet.

The alternative name for the Am7990 integrated circuit used in a Filtabyte Ethernet controller card.


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  1. it was in fact the spearpoint of the german lance.
  2. he leveled a lance at him.
  3. he has had his lance stuck up with a pennon, which streams in a strong east wind.
  4. at last after mezentius had three times made the circuit, aeneas threw his lance directly at the horse's head.
  5. lance : no one to cover your ass now, eh tommy

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