KJV Dictionary Definition: lance


LANCE, n. l'ans. L. lancea; Gr.

A spear, an offensive weapon in form of a half pike, used by the ancients and thrown by the hand. It consisted of the shaft or handle, the wings and the dart.

LANCE, v.t.

1. To pierce with a lance or with a sharp pointed instrument.

- Seized the due victim, and with fury lanc'd her back.

2. To pierce or cut; to open with a lancet; as, to lance a vein or an abscess.


LANCELY, a. l'ansly. Suitable to a lance.