spar

spar
I UK [spɑː(r)] / US [spɑr] verb [intransitive]
Word forms "spar":
present tense I/you/we/they spar he/she/it spars present participle sparring past tense sparred past participle sparred
1) to practise fighting with someone

The two fighters sparred with each other in the late 1980s.

2) mainly journalism to argue

Foreign ministers sparred over new defence proposals.


Derived word:
sparring
noun uncountable
II UK [spɑː(r)] / US [spɑr] noun [countable]
Word forms "spar":
singular spar plural spars
1) a thick strong pole that supports something

a roof spar

a) a thick pole that supports the sails of a boat
b) a strong pole that supports the structure in the wing of a plane
2) a long thin piece of rock or a mineral

a calcite spar


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Spar — Spar, n. [OE. sparre; akin to D. spar, G. sparren, OHG. sparro, Dan. & Sw. sparre, Icel. sparri; of uncertain origin. [root]171. Cf. {Spar}, v. t. ] 1. (Naut.) A general term any round piece of timber used as a mast, yard, boom, or gaff. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • SPAR — Tipo Empresa privada Fundación 1932 en Holanda …   Wikipedia Español

  • spar — (sp[aum]r), n. [AS. sp[ae]r in sp[ae]rst[=a]n chalkstone; akin to MHG. spar, G. sparkalk plaster.] (Min.) An old name for a nonmetallic mineral, usually cleavable and somewhat lustrous; as, calc spar, or calcite, fluor spar, etc. It was… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • SPAR — SPAR,   Name von Handelsketten in 28 Ländern, die durch freiwilligen Zusammenschluss von Groß und Einzelhändlern zur Rationalisierung von Einkauf, Verkauf, Werbung und Verkaufsförderung zuerst 1932 in den Niederlanden (1952 in der Bundesrepublik… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • spar — sb., en, er, erne; spar konge; spar to (jf. sparto); melde tre spar …   Dansk ordbog

  • spar — spar1 [spär] n. [< MDu or MLowG, akin to OE spær(stan), gypsum, chalk] any shiny, crystalline, nonmetallic mineral that cleaves easily into chips or flakes spar2 [spär] n. [ME sparre < ON sparri or MDu sparre < IE base * sper , pole, rod …   English World dictionary

  • Spar — Spar, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sparred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sparring}.] [Of uncertain origin; cf. OF. esparer to kick, F. [ e]parer, or Icel. sperra to stretch out the legs, to struggle.] 1. To strike with the feet or spurs, as cocks do. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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