spar
I. noun Etymology: Middle English sparre; akin to Old English spere spear — more at spear Date: 14th century 1. a stout pole 2. a. a stout rounded usually wood or metal piece (as a mast, boom, gaff, or yard) used to support rigging b. any of the main longitudinal members of the wing of an airplane that carry the ribs II. intransitive verb (sparred; sparring) Etymology: Middle English sparren to dart, spring Date: 1537 1. a. box; especially to gesture without landing a blow to draw one's opponent or create an opening b. to engage in a practice or exhibition bout of boxing 2. skirmish, wrangle 3. to strike or fight with feet or spurs in the manner of a gamecock III. noun Date: 1814 1. a movement of offense or defense in boxing 2. a sparring match or session IV. noun Etymology: Low German; akin to Old English spærstān gypsum, spæren of plaster Date: 1581 any of various nonmetallic usually cleavable and lustrous minerals

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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

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  • 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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