- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: Yes
- Included in Smiths: Yes
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
An implement of war.
Spears and javelins differed in weight and size, but had similar uses:
1 Samuel 17:7
1 Samuel 18:10-11
Stored in the tabernacle
2 Chronicles 23:9
Pruning hooks beat into
1. A long pointed weapon, used in war and hunting by thrusting or throwing; a lance.
2. A sharp pointed instrument with barbs; used for stabbing fish and other animals.
3. A shoot, as of grass; usually spire.
SPEAR, verb transitive To pierce with a spear; to kill with a spear; as, to spear a fish.
SPEAR, verb intransitive To shoot into a long stem. [See Spire.]
SPE'ARED, participle passive Pierced or killed with a spear.
SPE'AR-FOOT, noun [spear and foot.] The far foot behind; used of a horse.
SPE'AR-GRASS, noun [spear and grass.]
1. A long stiff grass.
2. In New England, this name is given to a species of Poa.
SPE'ARING, participle present tense
1. Piercing or killing with a spear.
2. Shooting into a long stem.
SPE'ARMAN, noun [spear and man.] One who is armed with a spear. Psalms 68:1.
(Acts 23:23) These were probably troops so lightly armed as to be able to keep pace on the march with mounted soldiers.
SPE'ARMINT, noun [spear and mint.] A plant of the genus Mentha; a species of mint.
SPE'AR-THISTLE, noun A plant, a troublesome weed.
SPE'AR-WORT, noun A plant; the popular name of the Ranunculus flammula.