Noah Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language
1. (n.) A long, pointed weapon, used in war and hunting, by thrusting or throwing; a weapon with a long shaft and a sharp head or blade; a lance.
2. (n.) Fig.: A spearman.
3. (n.) A sharp-pointed instrument with barbs, used for stabbing fish and other animals.
4. (n.) A shoot, as of grass; a spire.
5. (n.) The feather of a horse. See Feather, n., 4.
6. (n.) The rod to which the bucket, or plunger, of a pump is attached; a pump rod.
7. (v. t.) To pierce with a spear; to kill with a spear; as, to spear a fish.
8. (v. i.) To shoot into a long stem, as some plants. See Spire.