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5 letters words from 'lance'

ANCLE 7CLEAN 7
LANCE 7 

4 letters words from 'lance'

ACNE 6ALEC 6
ANCE 6CANE 6
CLAN 6ELAN 4
LACE 6LANE 4
LEAN 4NEAL 4

3 letters words from 'lance'

ACE 5ALE 3
ANE 3CAL 5
CAN 5CEL 5
EAN 3LAC 5
LEA 3NAE 3

2 letters words from 'lance'

AE 2AL 2
AN 2EA 2
EL 2EN 2
LA 2NA 2
NE 2 

All 5 letters words made out of lance

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Definitions and meaning of lance

lance

Etymology

From Middle English launce, from Old French lance, from Latin lancea.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: läns, IPA(key): /lɑːns/
  • (US) enPR: lăns, IPA(key): /læns/
  • Rhymes: -ɑːns, -æns

Noun

lance (plural lances)

  1. A weapon of war, consisting of a long shaft or handle and a steel blade or head; a spear carried by horsemen.
    • 1590, William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part III, Act II, Scene III, line 15.
      Thy brother’s blood the thirsty earth hath drunk, Broach’d with the steely point of Clifford’s lance...
    • 1909, Charles Henry Ashdown, European Arms & Armor, page 65.
      The head of the lance was commonly of the leaf form, and sometimes approached that of the lozenge; it was very seldom barbed, although this variety, together with the others, appears upon the Bayeux Tapestry.
  2. A wooden spear, sometimes hollow, used in jousting or tilting, designed to shatter on impact with the opposing knight’s armour.
    • 1591, William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part I, Act III, Scene II, line 49.
      What will you do, good greybeard? Break a lance, And run a-tilt at Death within a chair?
  3. (fishing) 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. (founding) A small iron rod which suspends the core of the mold in casting a shell.
  7. (pyrotechnics) One of the small paper cases filled with combustible composition, which mark the outlines of a figure.
  8. (medicine) A lancet.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • lancet

Translations

Verb

lance (third-person singular simple present lances, present participle lancing, simple past and past participle lanced)

  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
  3. To throw in the manner of a lance; to lanch.

Quotations

  • For quotations using this term, see Citations:lance.

Translations

See also

  • javelin
  • pike
  • spear

Anagrams

  • Calne, Lenca, ancle, clane, clean

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɑ̃s/
  • Homophones: lancent, lances

Etymology 1

From Old French lance, from Latin lancea.

Noun

lance f (plural lances)

  1. a spear, lance
  2. (military) a soldier armed with a lance; a lancer
  3. a hose
Derived terms
  • fer de lance
  • lancette
  • lancier

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

lance

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

Derived terms

  • lance-roquette
  • relance (form of verb relancer)

Related terms

Further reading

  • “lance” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Friulian

Etymology

From Latin lancea.

Noun

lance f (plural lancis)

  1. lance, spear

Related terms

  • slançâ

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlan.t͡ʃe/

Noun

lance f pl

  1. plural of lancia

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈlan.ke/, [ˈɫ̪äŋkɛ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈlan.t͡ʃe/, [ˈlän̠ʲt͡ʃɛ]

Noun

lance

  1. ablative singular of lanx

Middle English

Etymology 1

Noun

lance

  1. Alternative form of launce

Etymology 2

Verb

lance

  1. Alternative form of launcen

Middle French

Etymology

From Old French lance.

Noun

lance f (plural lances)

  1. lance (weapon)
  2. lancer; lance

Descendants

  • French: lance

Old French

Etymology

From Latin lancea.

Noun

lance f (oblique plural lances, nominative singular lance, nominative plural lances)

  1. lance (weapon)

Descendants

  • Middle French: lance
    • French: lance
  • Middle English: launce
    • English: lance
  • Middle High German: lanze
    • German: Lanze

Portuguese

Etymology 1

Back-formation from lançar.

Noun

lance m (plural lances)

  1. throw (act of throwing something)
    Synonyms: arremesso, jogada, lançamento
  2. bid (offer at an auction)
    Synonym: lanço
  3. (sports) a series of actions carried out during a game
    Synonym: jogada
  4. (informal) thing (only used for non-physical things)
  5. flight (series of stairs between landings)

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

lance

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of lançar
    É importante que eu lance isso.
    It’s important that I throw this.
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of lançar
    É importante que ele lance isso.
    It’s important that he throws this.
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of lançar
    Você aí, lance isso sozinho.
    You there, throw this by yourself.
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of lançar
    Você aí, não lance isso sozinho.
    You there, don’t throw this by yourself.

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from Italian lancia (18th century).

Noun

lance f (plural lănci)

  1. spear, lance
    Synonym: suliță

Declension


Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /ˈlanθe/, [ˈlãn̟.θe]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /ˈlanse/, [ˈlãn.se]

Etymology 1

From the verb lanzar.

Noun

lance m (plural lances)

  1. launch (act of launching)
    Synonym: lanzamiento
  2. throw
  3. cast (fishing)
  4. situation
  5. telling-off; scolding

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

lance

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of lanzar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of lanzar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of lanzar.

Further reading

  • “lance” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to pierce with a spearlike weapon.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)