[lans, lahns] /læns, lɑns/
a long wooden shaft with a pointed metal head, used as a weapon by knights and cavalry soldiers in charging.
a cavalry soldier armed with such a weapon; lancer.
an implement resembling the weapon, as a spear for killing a harpooned whale.
(initial capital letter) Military. a U.S. Army surface-to-surface rocket with a range of 47 miles (75 km) and capable of carrying a tactical nuclear warhead.
verb (used with object), lanced, lancing.
to open with or as if with a lancet.
to pierce with a lance.
to cut through (concrete or the like) with an .
[lans, lahns] /læns, lɑns/
a male given name.
a long weapon with a pointed head used by horsemen to unhorse or injure an opponent
a similar weapon used for hunting, whaling, etc
(surgery) another name for lancet
the sand lance See sand eel
to pierce (an abscess or boil) with a lancet to drain off pus
to pierce with or as if with a lance
late 13c. (late 12c. as a surname), from Old French lance (12c.), from Latin lancea “light spear, Spanish lance” (Italian lancia, Spanish lanza), possibly of Celt-Iberian origin. The French word spread into Germanic (cf. German Lanze, Middle Dutch lanse, Dutch lans, Danish landse). Lance corporal (1786) is from obsolete lancepesade “officer of lowest rank” (1570s), from Old Italian lancia spezzata “old soldier,” literally “broken lance.”
“to pierce with a lance,” c.1300, from Old French lancier, from Late Latin lanceare “wield a lance; pierce with a lance,” from lancea (see lance (n.)). The surgical sense (properly with reference to a lancet) is from late 15c. Related: Lanced; lancing.
See lancet. v. lanced, lanc·ing, lanc·es
To make an incision in, as with a lancet.
Local Area Network Controller for Ethernet.
The alternative name for the Am7990 integrated circuit used in a Filtabyte Ethernet controller card.
/ˈlɑːnsˌdʒæk/ noun 1. (Brit, military, slang) a lance corporal
- Lancefield classification
Lancefield classification Lance·field classification (lāns’fēld’) n. A serologic classification of hemolytic streptococci, dividing them into groups A to O.
[lans-lit, lahns-] /ˈlæns lɪt, ˈlɑns-/ noun 1. any of several small, lancet-shaped burrowing marine animals of the subphylum Cephalochordata, having a notochord and bearing structural similarities to both vertebrates and invertebrates. /ˈlɑːnslɪt/ noun 1. any of several marine animals of the genus Branchiostoma (formerly Amphioxus), esp B. lanceolatus, that are closely related to the vertebrates: […]
[lan-suh-luh t, -lot, lahn-] /ˈlæn sə lət, -ˌlɒt, ˈlɑn-/ noun 1. Arthurian Romance. the greatest of Arthur’s knights and the lover of Queen Guinevere. /ˈlɑːnslət/ noun 1. (in Arthurian legend) one of the Knights of the Round Table; the lover of Queen Guinevere masc. proper name, Old French, a double-diminutive of Frankish Lanzo, a hypocoristic […]