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lance

 (lăns)
n.
1.
a. A thrusting weapon with a long wooden shaft and a sharp metal head.
b. A similar implement for spearing fish.
2. A cavalry lancer.
3. Medicine See lancet.
tr.v. lanced, lanc·ing, lanc·es
1. To pierce with a lance.
2. Medicine To make a surgical incision in; cut into: lance a boil.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin lancea, probably of Celtic origin.]

lance

(lɑːns)
n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a long weapon with a pointed head used by horsemen to unhorse or injure an opponent
2. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a similar weapon used for hunting, whaling, etc
3. (Surgery) surgery another name for lancet
4. (Animals) the sand lance. See sand eel
vb (tr)
5. (Medicine) to pierce (an abscess or boil) with a lancet to drain off pus
6. to pierce with or as if with a lance
[C13 launce, from Old French lance, from Latin lancea]

lance

(læns, lɑns)

n., v. lanced, lanc•ing. n.
1. a long wooden shaft with a pointed metal head used esp. by a knight as a weapon in charging.
2. lancer.
3. an implement resembling a lance, as a spear for killing a harpooned whale.
4. lancet (def. 1).
v.t.
5. to open with or as if with a lancet.
6. to pierce with or as if with a lance.
[1250–1300; Middle English launce < Old French lance < Latin lancea (perhaps < Celtic)]

lance


Past participle: lanced
Gerund: lancing

Imperative
lance
lance
Present
I lance
you lance
he/she/it lances
we lance
you lance
they lance
Preterite
I lanced
you lanced
he/she/it lanced
we lanced
you lanced
they lanced
Present Continuous
I am lancing
you are lancing
he/she/it is lancing
we are lancing
you are lancing
they are lancing
Present Perfect
I have lanced
you have lanced
he/she/it has lanced
we have lanced
you have lanced
they have lanced
Past Continuous
I was lancing
you were lancing
he/she/it was lancing
we were lancing
you were lancing
they were lancing
Past Perfect
I had lanced
you had lanced
he/she/it had lanced
we had lanced
you had lanced
they had lanced
Future
I will lance
you will lance
he/she/it will lance
we will lance
you will lance
they will lance
Future Perfect
I will have lanced
you will have lanced
he/she/it will have lanced
we will have lanced
you will have lanced
they will have lanced
Future Continuous
I will be lancing
you will be lancing
he/she/it will be lancing
we will be lancing
you will be lancing
they will be lancing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lancing
you have been lancing
he/she/it has been lancing
we have been lancing
you have been lancing
they have been lancing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lancing
you will have been lancing
he/she/it will have been lancing
we will have been lancing
you will have been lancing
they will have been lancing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lancing
you had been lancing
he/she/it had been lancing
we had been lancing
you had been lancing
they had been lancing
Conditional
I would lance
you would lance
he/she/it would lance
we would lance
you would lance
they would lance
Past Conditional
I would have lanced
you would have lanced
he/she/it would have lanced
we would have lanced
you would have lanced
they would have lanced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lance - a long pointed rod used as a tool or weaponlance - a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
assagai, assegai - the slender spear of the Bantu-speaking people of Africa
barb - a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove
javelin - a spear thrown as a weapon or in competitive field events
spearpoint, spear-point, spearhead - the head and sharpened point of a spear
trident - a spear with three prongs
weapon, weapon system, arm - any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon"
2.lance - an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
fishing gear, fishing rig, fishing tackle, tackle, rig - gear used in fishing
harpoon - a spear with a shaft and barbed point for throwing; used for catching large fish or whales; a strong line is attached to it
implement - instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
leister - a spear with three or more prongs; used for spearing fish (especially salmon)
3.lance - a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions
surgical knife - a very sharp knife used in surgery
Verb1.lance - move quickly, as if by cutting one's way; "Planes lanced towards the shore"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
2.lance - pierce with a lance, as in a knights' fight
pierce, thrust - penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument
3.lance - open by piercing with a lancet; "lance a boil"
open, open up - cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door"
Translations
رُمْحيَشُق بالمِبْضَع
dlouhé kopíkopírozříznout
lansepunktereskære
LanzeLanzerSprenggeschossaufstechenHarpune
oda
harppuunakeihäspeitsi
lándzsalándzsásszigony
lensa; riddaraspjótskera í
やす
atvertiprapjauti
griezt ar lancetipīķisšķēps
mızrakneşterle yarmak/deşmek

lance

[lɑːns]
A. N (= weapon) → lanza f (Med) → lanceta f
B. VT (Med) → abrir con lanceta
C. CPD lance corporal N (Brit) → soldado mf de primera

lance

[ˈlɑːns]
n [knight] → lance f
vt [+ boil] → inciserlance corporal n (British)(soldat m de) première classe m

lance

nLanze f
vt (Med) → öffnen, aufschneiden

lance

[lɑːns]
1. nlancia
2. vt (Med) → incidere

lance

(laːns) noun
a weapon of former times with a long shaft or handle of wood, a spearhead and often a small flag.
verb
to cut open (a boil etc) with a knife. The doctor lanced the boil on my neck.

lan·cet

, lance
n. lanceta, instrumento quirúrgico;
v. abrir con una lanceta.

lance

vt (an abscess) abrir con bisturí (un absceso)
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