spearhead

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spear·head

 (spîr′hĕd′)
n.
1. The sharpened head of a spear.
2.
a. The leading forces in a military thrust.
b. The driving force in a given action, endeavor, or movement.
tr.v. spear·head·ed, spear·head·ing, spear·heads
To be the leader of (a movement, for example).

spearhead

(ˈspɪəˌhɛd)
n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) the pointed head of a spear
2. (Military) the leading force in a military attack
3. any person or thing that leads or initiates an attack, a campaign, etc
vb
(tr) to lead or initiate (an attack, a campaign, etc)

spear•head

(ˈspɪərˌhɛd)

n.
1. the sharp-pointed head that forms the piercing end of a spear.
2. any person, contingent, or force that leads an attack, undertaking, etc.
v.t.
3. to act as a spearhead for: to spearhead the drive for new members.
[1350–1400]

spearhead


Past participle: spearheaded
Gerund: spearheading

Imperative
spearhead
spearhead
Present
I spearhead
you spearhead
he/she/it spearheads
we spearhead
you spearhead
they spearhead
Preterite
I spearheaded
you spearheaded
he/she/it spearheaded
we spearheaded
you spearheaded
they spearheaded
Present Continuous
I am spearheading
you are spearheading
he/she/it is spearheading
we are spearheading
you are spearheading
they are spearheading
Present Perfect
I have spearheaded
you have spearheaded
he/she/it has spearheaded
we have spearheaded
you have spearheaded
they have spearheaded
Past Continuous
I was spearheading
you were spearheading
he/she/it was spearheading
we were spearheading
you were spearheading
they were spearheading
Past Perfect
I had spearheaded
you had spearheaded
he/she/it had spearheaded
we had spearheaded
you had spearheaded
they had spearheaded
Future
I will spearhead
you will spearhead
he/she/it will spearhead
we will spearhead
you will spearhead
they will spearhead
Future Perfect
I will have spearheaded
you will have spearheaded
he/she/it will have spearheaded
we will have spearheaded
you will have spearheaded
they will have spearheaded
Future Continuous
I will be spearheading
you will be spearheading
he/she/it will be spearheading
we will be spearheading
you will be spearheading
they will be spearheading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spearheading
you have been spearheading
he/she/it has been spearheading
we have been spearheading
you have been spearheading
they have been spearheading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spearheading
you will have been spearheading
he/she/it will have been spearheading
we will have been spearheading
you will have been spearheading
they will have been spearheading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spearheading
you had been spearheading
he/she/it had been spearheading
we had been spearheading
you had been spearheading
they had been spearheading
Conditional
I would spearhead
you would spearhead
he/she/it would spearhead
we would spearhead
you would spearhead
they would spearhead
Past Conditional
I would have spearheaded
you would have spearheaded
he/she/it would have spearheaded
we would have spearheaded
you would have spearheaded
they would have spearheaded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spearhead - someone who leads or initiates an activity (attack or campaign etc.)spearhead - someone who leads or initiates an activity (attack or campaign etc.)
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
2.spearhead - the leading military unit in an attack
military force, military group, military unit, force - a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
3.spearhead - the head and sharpened point of a spearspearhead - the head and sharpened point of a spear
pike - medieval weapon consisting of a spearhead attached to a long pole or pikestaff; superseded by the bayonet
point - sharp end; "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil"
lance, spear, shaft - a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
Verb1.spearhead - be the leader of; "She spearheaded the effort to find a cure for the disease"
head, lead - be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?"

spearhead

verb
1. lead, head, pioneer, launch, set off, initiate, lead the way, set in motion, blaze the trail, be in the van, lay the first stone She's spearheading a national campaign against bullying.
noun
1. leader, front runner, driving force, front line He will be their attacking spearhead.
Translations
رأس الحَرْبَهيَقود
být v čelečelní oddíl
fortropgå i spidsen for
keihäänkärki
dárdahegyélén járelőrevetett egységlándzsahegytámadó él
fylkingarbrjóstveita forystu
grot
čelný oddiel
akıncıöncüöncülük etmek

spearhead

[ˈspɪəhed]
A. N (Mil, also fig) → punta f de lanza
B. VTencabezar

spearhead

[ˈspɪərhɛd]
nfer m de lance (MILITARY)colonne f d'attaque
vt
[+ attack, campaign] → être le fer de lance de, mener

spearhead

[ˈspɪəˌhɛd]
1. npunta di lancia (Mil) → reparto d'assalto (fig) → avanguardie mpl
2. vt (attack) → condurre

spear

(spiə) noun
a type of long-handled weapon, usually with an iron or steel point on the end. He was armed with a spear and a round shield.
verb
to pierce or kill with a spear. He went out in a boat and speared some fish.
ˈspearhead noun
the leading part of an attacking force.
verb
to lead (a movement, an attack etc).
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