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SPAR

also Spar  (spär)
n.
A member of the women's reserve of the US Coast Guard, disbanded as a separate unit in 1946.

[Contraction of Latin semper parātus, always prepared, the motto of the US Coast Guard : semper, always + parātus, prepared.]

spar 1

 (spär)
n.
1. Nautical A wooden or metal pole, such as a mast, boom, yard, or bowsprit, used to support sails and rigging.
2. A usually metal pole used as part of a crane or derrick.
3. A main structural member in an airplane wing or a tail assembly that runs from tip to tip or from root to tip.
tr.v. sparred, spar·ring, spars
1. To supply with spars.
2. Obsolete To fasten with a bolt.

[Middle English sparre, rafter.]

spar 2

 (spär)
intr.v. sparred, spar·ring, spars
1.
a. To fight with an opponent in a short bout or practice session, as in boxing or the martial arts.
b. To make boxing or fighting motions without hitting one's opponent.
2. To bandy words about in argument; dispute.
3. To fight by striking with the feet and spurs. Used of gamecocks.
n.
1. A motion of attack or defense in boxing.
2. A sparring match.

[Middle English sparren, to thrust or strike rapidly, perhaps from obsolete French esparer, to kick, from Old Italian sparare, to fling : s-, intensive pref.; see sforzando + parare, to ward off; see parry.]

spar 3

 (spär)
n.
A nonmetallic, readily cleavable, translucent or transparent light-colored mineral with a shiny luster, such as feldspar.

[Low German, from Middle Low German; akin to Old English spær- (in spær-stān, gypsum).]

spar

(spɑː)
n
1. (Nautical Terms)
a. any piece of nautical gear resembling a pole and used as a mast, boom, gaff, etc
b. (as modifier): a spar buoy.
2. (Aeronautics) a principal supporting structural member of an aerofoil that runs from tip to tip or root to tip
[C13: from Old Norse sperra beam; related to Old High German sparro, Old French esparre]

spar

(spɑː)
vb (intr) , spars, sparring or sparred
1. (Boxing) boxing martial arts to fight using light blows, as in training
2. (Martial Arts (other than Judo & Karate) & Combat Sports) boxing martial arts to fight using light blows, as in training
3. to dispute or argue
4. (Individual Sports, other than specified) (of gamecocks) to fight with the feet or spurs
n
5. (Boxing) an unaggressive fight
6. an argument or wrangle
7. informal a close friend
[Old English, perhaps from spur]

spar

(spɑː)
n
(Minerals) any of various minerals, such as feldspar or calcite, that are light-coloured, microcrystalline, transparent to translucent, and easily cleavable.
[C16: from Middle Low German spar; related to Old English spærstān; see feldspar]

spar1

(spɑr)

n., v. sparred, spar•ring. n.
1. a stout pole such as those used for masts; a mast, yard, boom, gaff, or the like.
2. a principal lateral member of the framework of a wing of an airplane.
v.t.
3. to provide or make with spars.
[1250–1300; Middle English sparre (n.), perhaps < Old Norse sparri, sperra or < Old French esparre (< Germanic)]
spar′like`, adj.

spar2

(spɑr)

v. sparred, spar•ring,
n. v.i.
1. (of a boxer) to make the motions of attack and defense with the arms and fists, esp. as a part of training.
2. to box, esp. with light blows.
3. to strike or attack with the feet or spurs, as gamecocks do.
4. to bandy words; dispute.
n.
5. a motion of sparring.
6. a boxing match.
7. a dispute.
[1350–1400; Middle English: orig., thrust (n. and v.); perhaps akin to spur]

spar3

(spɑr)

n.
any of various lustrous, nonmetallic, flaky minerals, as feldspar.
[1575–85; back formation from sparstone spar, Old English spærstān gypsum; compare Middle Low German spar]
spar′like`, adj.

spar


Past participle: sparred
Gerund: sparring

Imperative
spar
spar
Present
I spar
you spar
he/she/it spars
we spar
you spar
they spar
Preterite
I sparred
you sparred
he/she/it sparred
we sparred
you sparred
they sparred
Present Continuous
I am sparring
you are sparring
he/she/it is sparring
we are sparring
you are sparring
they are sparring
Present Perfect
I have sparred
you have sparred
he/she/it has sparred
we have sparred
you have sparred
they have sparred
Past Continuous
I was sparring
you were sparring
he/she/it was sparring
we were sparring
you were sparring
they were sparring
Past Perfect
I had sparred
you had sparred
he/she/it had sparred
we had sparred
you had sparred
they had sparred
Future
I will spar
you will spar
he/she/it will spar
we will spar
you will spar
they will spar
Future Perfect
I will have sparred
you will have sparred
he/she/it will have sparred
we will have sparred
you will have sparred
they will have sparred
Future Continuous
I will be sparring
you will be sparring
he/she/it will be sparring
we will be sparring
you will be sparring
they will be sparring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sparring
you have been sparring
he/she/it has been sparring
we have been sparring
you have been sparring
they have been sparring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sparring
you will have been sparring
he/she/it will have been sparring
we will have been sparring
you will have been sparring
they will have been sparring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sparring
you had been sparring
he/she/it had been sparring
we had been sparring
you had been sparring
they had been sparring
Conditional
I would spar
you would spar
he/she/it would spar
we would spar
you would spar
they would spar
Past Conditional
I would have sparred
you would have sparred
he/she/it would have sparred
we would have sparred
you would have sparred
they would have sparred

spar

To practice boxing, or threaten punches.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spar - any of various nonmetallic minerals (calcite or feldspar) that are light in color and transparent or translucent and cleavable
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
feldspar, felspar - any of a group of hard crystalline minerals that consist of aluminum silicates of potassium or sodium or calcium or barium
calcite - a common mineral consisting of crystallized calcium carbonate; a major constituent of limestone
2.spar - a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging
boom - any of various more-or-less horizontal spars or poles used to extend the foot of a sail or for handling cargo or in mooring
bowsprit - a spar projecting from the bow of a vessel
dolphin striker, martingale - spar under the bowsprit of a sailboat
gaff - a spar rising aft from a mast to support the head of a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail
jibboom - a spar that extends the bowsprit
mast - a vertical spar for supporting sails
pole - a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
sprit - a light spar that crosses a fore-and-aft sail diagonally
yard - a long horizontal spar tapered at the end and used to support and spread a square sail or lateen
3.spar - making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer
boxing, pugilism, fisticuffs - fighting with the fists
Verb1.spar - furnish with spars
equip, fit out, outfit, fit - provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose; "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"
2.spar - fight with spurs; "the gamecocks were sparring"
cockfighting - participation in the sport of matching gamecocks in a cockfight
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
fight, struggle, contend - be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"
3.spar - box lightly
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
box - engage in a boxing match
4.spar - fight verbally; "They were sparring all night"
argue, contend, debate, fence - have an argument about something

spar

verb argue, row, squabble, dispute, scrap (informal), fall out (informal), spat (U.S.), wrangle, skirmish, bicker, have a tiff The sparring couple have declared a truce in public.
Translations
سارِيَهيَتَناوَش بالكَلاميُلاكِم للتّمْرين فَقَط
polemizovattrénovat boxžerď
boksetrænediskuteresparre
æfa sig í boxirifrildisigla, rá, bóma
boksētiesiesaistīties vārdu pārmaiņāstrīdētiestakelāžas apaļkoks
polemizovaťrahnotrénovať boxžrď
ağız kavgası etmekboks çalışmakdirekseren

spar

1 [spɑːʳ] N (Naut) → palo m, verga f

spar

2 [spɑːʳ] VI
1. (Boxing) → entrenarse en el boxeo
sparring matchcombate m con spárring
sparring partnersparring m
2. (= argue) → discutir
to spar with sb about sthdiscutir algo amistosamente con algn

spar

3 [spɑːʳ] N (Min) → espato m

spar

[ˈspɑːr]
nespar m
vi
(BOXING)s'entraîner
(= argue) → croiser le fer
to spar with sb → croiser le fer avec qn

spar

1
n (Naut) → Rundholz nt

spar

2
vi (Boxing) → sparren, ein Sparring ntmachen; (fig)sich kabbeln (inf)(about um)

spar

3
n (Miner) → Spat m

spar

1 [spɑːʳ] n (Naut) → asta, palo

spar

2 [spɑːʳ] vi to spar with sb (Boxing) → allenarsi (con qn); (argue) → discutere (con qn)

spar1

(spaː) noun
a thick pole of wood or metal, especially one used as a ship's mast etc.

spar2

(spaː) past tense, past participle sparred verb
1. to box, usually for practice only.
2. (usually with with) to have an argument, usually a friendly one.
ˈsparring-partner noun
1. a person with whom a boxer practises.
2. a person with whom one enjoys a lively argument.
References in classic literature ?
True, they rather order me about some, and make me jump from spar to spar, like a grasshopper in a May meadow.
So I cut down some trees and rigged a spar on the starboard and another on the port side, and fooled away upward of three hours trying to spar her off.
Fairfax was dusting some vases of fine purple spar, which stood on a sideboard.
She lay between us, and the red light; and every taper line and spar was visible against the glow.
The tankards are on the side-table still, but the bossed silver is undimmed by handling, and there are no dregs to send forth unpleasant suggestions: the only prevailing scent is of the lavender and rose-leaves that fill the vases of Derbyshire spar.
The Prince was fortunate enough to be able to lay hold of a floating spar, and contrived to keep himself afloat; and, after a long struggle with the winds and waves, he was cast upon a strange island.
Every spar, rope, and stay was strained,and some of the `top-hammer' came crashing down.
He came down out of the tangle of ropes under the stays of the smashed bowsprit, some small rope caught his heel as he let go, and he hung for a moment head downward, and then fell and struck a block or spar floating in the water.
Dollars an' cents better," returned the man-o'-war's man, doing something to a big jib with a wooden spar tied to it.
When the house was out of sight, I sat, with my bird-cage in the straw at my feet, forward on the low seat to look out of the high window, watching the frosty trees, that were like beautiful pieces of spar, and the fields all smooth and white with last night's snow, and the sun, so red but yielding so little heat, and the ice, dark like metal where the skaters and sliders had brushed the snow away.
I answer that I write of what I saw, and that is not altered by a miscalled spar or a misunderstood manouvre.
A man is like a bit of Labrador spar, which has no lustre as you turn it in your hand until you come to a particular angle; then it shows deep and beautiful colors.