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English

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Jousters with broken lances.

Pronunciation

Etymology

From Old French lance.

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.
  2. A wooden spear, sometimes hollow, used in jousting or tilting, designed to shatter on impact with the opposing knight’s armour.
  3. A spear or harpoon used by whalers and fishermen.
  4. (military) A soldier armed with a lance; a lancer.
  5. (military) An instrument which conveys the charge of a piece of ordnance and forces it home.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A small iron rod which suspends the core of the mold in casting a shell.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) One of the small paper cases filled with combustible composition, which mark the outlines of a figure.

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Verb

Infinitive
to lance

Third person singular
lanc

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to lance (third-person singular simple present lanc, present participle ing, 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; Lanch.

See also


French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] lancea.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /lɑ̃s/

Noun

lance f. (plural lances)

  1. spear, lance
  2. hose

Derived terms

Verb form

lance

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

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Italian

Noun

lance f plural

  1. plural of lancia

Spanish

Verb form

lance

  1. first-, third-person singular subjunctive present of lanzar
  2. third-person singular imperative of lanzar

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