(noun, verb)


1. a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon

Similar word(s): shaft, spear

Definition categories: man–made, arm, weapon

2. an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish

Similar word(s): fishgig, fizgig, gig, spear

Definition categories: man–made, implement

3. a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions

Similar word(s): lancet

Definition categories: man–made


1. move quickly, as if by cutting one's way

- Planes lanced towards the shore

Definition categories: motion, go, locomote, move, travel

2. pierce with a lance, as in a knights' fight

Definition categories: contact, pierce, thrust

3. open by piercing with a lancet

- lance a boil

Definition categories: contact, open

Sentences with lance as a verb:

- Seized the due victim, and with fury lanced Her back. Dryden.