Definition of Spar

1. Noun. Any of various nonmetallic minerals (calcite or feldspar) that are light in color and transparent or translucent and cleavable.

Generic synonyms: Mineral
Specialized synonyms: Feldspar, Felspar, Calcite



2. Verb. Furnish with spars.
Generic synonyms: Equip, Fit, Fit Out, Outfit

3. Noun. A stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging.
Specialized synonyms: Boom, Bowsprit, Dolphin Striker, Martingale, Gaff, Jibboom, Mast, Sprit, Yard
Generic synonyms: Pole
Group relationships: Ship

4. Verb. Fight with spurs. "The gamecocks were sparring"
Category relationships: Cockfighting, Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Contend, Fight, Struggle

5. Noun. Making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer.
Exact synonyms: Sparring
Generic synonyms: Boxing, Fisticuffs, Pugilism

6. Verb. Box lightly.
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Box
Derivative terms: Sparring

7. Verb. Fight verbally. "Sam wants to spar with Sue "; "They were sparring all night"
Generic synonyms: Argue, Contend, Debate, Fence
Derivative terms: Sparring

Definition of Spar

1. n. An old name for a nonmetallic mineral, usually cleavable and somewhat lustrous; as, calc spar, or calcite, fluor spar, etc. It was especially used in the case of the gangue minerals of a metalliferous vein.

2. n. A general term any round piece of timber used as a mast, yard, boom, or gaff.

3. v. t. To bolt; to bar.

4. v. i. To strike with the feet or spurs, as cocks do.

5. n. A contest at sparring or boxing.

Definition of Spar

1. Verb. (obsolete or dialectal) to bolt, bar. ¹

2. Noun. A stout pole. ¹

3. Noun. (nautical) A general term denoting any linear object used as a mast, sprit, yard, boom, pole or gaff. ¹

4. Noun. (aeronautics) A beam-like structural member that supports ribs in an aircraft wing or other airfoil. ¹

5. Verb. To fight, especially as practice for martial arts or hand-to-hand combat. ¹

6. Noun. (context: mineralogy) any of various microcrystalline minerals, of light, translucent, or transparent blee, which are easily cleft ¹

7. Noun. (context: mineralogy) any crystal with no readily discernible faces. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spar

1. to provide with spars (stout poles used to support rigging) [v SPARRED, SPARRING, SPARS]

Medical Definition of Spar

1. 1. A general term any round piece of timber used as a mast, yard, boom, or gaff. 2. Formerly, a piece of timber, in a general sense; still applied locally to rafters. 3. The bar of a gate or door. Spar buoy, a torpedo carried on the end of a spar usually projecting from the bow of a vessel, and intended to explode upon contact with an enemy's ships. Origin: OE. Sparre; akin to D. Spar, G. Sparren, OHG. Sparro, Dan.& Sw. Sparre, Icel. Sparri; of uncertain origin. 171. Cf. Spar. An old name for a nonmetallic mineral, usually cleavable and somewhat lustrous; as, calc spar, or calcite, fluor spar, etc. It was especially used in the case of the gangue minerals of a metalliferous vein. Blue spar, Cube spar, etc. See Blue, Cube, etc. Origin: AS. Spaer in spaerstan chalkstone; akin to MHG. Spar, G. Sparkalk plaster. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spar

spanner barbs
spannerless
spanners
spanning
spannings
spanokopita
spanokopitas
spanophilia
spans
spansule
spansules
spanwise
spanworm
spanworms
spar (current term)
spar buoy
sparable
sparables
sparada
sparadrap
sparagmos
sparapet
sparaxis
sparble
spard
spare
spare-time activity
spare ball

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