DICT.TW Dictionary Taiwan

Search for: [Show options]

[Pronunciation] [Help] [Database Info] [Server Info]

5 definitions found

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lance /ˈlæn(t)s/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 lance /ˈlæn(t)s/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lance n.
 1. A weapon of war, consisting of a long shaft or handle and a steel blade or head; a spear carried by horsemen, and often decorated with a small flag; also, a spear or harpoon used by whalers and fishermen.
    A braver soldier never couched lance.   --Shak.
 2. A soldier armed with a lance; a lancer.
 3. Founding A small iron rod which suspends the core of the mold in casting a shell.
 4. Mil. An instrument which conveys the charge of a piece of ordnance and forces it home.
 5. Pyrotech. One of the small paper cases filled with combustible composition, which mark the outlines of a figure.
 Free lance, in the Middle Ages, and subsequently, a knight or roving soldier, who was free to engage for any state or commander that purchased his services; hence, a person who assails institutions or opinions on his own responsibility without regard to party lines or deference to authority.  See also freelance, n. and a., and freelancer.
 Lance bucket Cavalry, a socket attached to a saddle or stirrup strap, in which to rest the but of a lance.
 Lance corporal, same as Lancepesade.
 Lance knight, a lansquenet. --B. Jonson.
 Lance snake Zool., the fer-de-lance.
 Stink-fire lance Mil., a kind of fuse filled with a composition which burns with a suffocating odor; -- used in the counter operations of miners.
 To break a lance, to engage in a tilt or contest.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lance, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lanced p. pr. & vb. n. Lancing ]
 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; as, to lance a vein or an abscess.
 3. To throw in the manner of a lance. See Lanch.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a long pointed rod used as a weapon [syn: spear, shaft]
      2: an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching
         fish [syn: spear, gig, fizgig, fishgig]
      3: a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for
         punctures and small incisions [syn: lancet]
      v 1: move quickly, as if by cutting one's way; "Planes lanced
           towards the shore"
      2: pierce with a lance, as in a knights' fight
      3: open by piercing with a lancet; "lance a boil"