Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun spar

3 senses of spar

Sense 1
spar -- (any of various nonmetallic minerals (calcite or feldspar) that are light in color and transparent or translucent and cleavable)
       => mineral -- (solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition)

Sense 2
spar -- (a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging)
       => pole -- (a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic)

Sense 3
spar, sparring -- (making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer)
       => boxing, pugilism, fisticuffs -- (fighting with the fists)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb spar

4 senses of spar

Sense 1
spar -- (furnish with spars)
       => equip, fit, fit out, outfit -- (provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose; "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities")

Sense 2
spar -- (fight with spurs; "the gamecocks were sparring")
       => contend, fight, struggle -- (be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country")

Sense 3
spar -- (box lightly)
       => box -- (engage in a boxing match)

Sense 4
spar -- (fight verbally; "They were sparring all night")
       => argue, contend, debate, fence -- (have an argument about something)

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