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Spar Definition and Meaning

By Tayyaba Rehman & Fiza Rafique — Published on February 10, 2024
Spar means to practice fighting techniques without intent to injure, or a sturdy pole used in ship rigging. e.g., The boxers sparred with each other in the ring.
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Spar Definitions

A strong pole used to support sails on a ship.
The sailor climbed up the spar to adjust the sails.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 03, 2024
To argue or dispute, especially in a playful or friendly manner.
The siblings would often spar over trivial matters.
Urooj Arif
Feb 03, 2024
A bar or rod used in construction or machinery.
The builder used a metal spar to reinforce the structure.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 03, 2024
To practice boxing or martial arts techniques lightly.
They sparred every morning as part of their training.
Urooj Arif
Feb 03, 2024
To simulate combat as a training exercise.
The soldiers sparred to prepare for potential hand-to-hand combat.
Urooj Arif
Feb 03, 2024
To challenge or provoke in a discussion or debate.
The politician sparred with his opponent during the debate.
Urooj Arif
Feb 03, 2024
(Nautical) A wooden or metal pole, such as a mast, boom, yard, or bowsprit, used to support sails and rigging.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
A usually metal pole used as part of a crane or derrick.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
A main structural member in an airplane wing or a tail assembly that runs from tip to tip or from root to tip.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
A motion of attack or defense in boxing.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
A sparring match.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
A nonmetallic, readily cleavable, translucent or transparent light-colored mineral with a shiny luster, such as feldspar.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
A member of the women's reserve of the US Coast Guard, disbanded as a separate unit in 1946.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
To supply with spars.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
(Obsolete) To fasten with a bolt.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To fight with an opponent in a short bout or practice session, as in boxing or the martial arts.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To make boxing or fighting motions without hitting one's opponent.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To bandy words about in argument; dispute.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
To fight by striking with the feet and spurs. Used of gamecocks.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
A rafter of a roof.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
A thick pole or piece of wood.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
(obsolete) A bar of wood used to fasten a door.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
(nautical) Any linear object used as a mast, sprit, yard, boom, pole or gaff.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
(aeronautics) A beam-like structural member that supports ribs in an aircraft wing or other airfoil.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
A sparring session; a preliminary fight, as in boxing or cock-fighting.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
(MLE) A friend, a mate, a pal.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
(mineralogy) Any of various microcrystalline minerals, of light, translucent, or transparent appearance, which are easily cleft.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
(mineralogy) Any crystal with readily discernible faces.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To bolt, bar.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
(transitive) To supply or equip (a vessel) with spars.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
To fight, especially as practice for martial arts or hand-to-hand combat.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To strike with the feet or spurs, as cocks do.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To contest in words; to wrangle.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
An old name for a nonmetallic mineral, usually cleavable and somewhat lustrous; as, calc spar, or calcite, fluor spar, etc. It was especially used in the case of the gangue minerals of a metalliferous vein.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
A general term any round piece of timber used as a mast, yard, boom, or gaff.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
Formerly, a piece of timber, in a general sense; - still applied locally to rafters.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
The bar of a gate or door.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
A contest at sparring or boxing.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
A movement of offense or defense in boxing.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
To bolt; to bar.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To To supply or equip with spars, as a vessel.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
To strike with the feet or spurs, as cocks do.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To use the fists and arms scientifically in attack or defense; to contend or combat with the fists, as for exercise or amusement; to box.
Made believe to spar at Paul with great science.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To contest in words; to wrangle.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
Any of various nonmetallic minerals (calcite or feldspar) that are light in color and transparent or translucent and cleavable
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
A stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
Making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
Furnish with spars
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
Fight with spurs;
The gamecocks were sparring
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
Box lightly
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
Fight verbally;
They were sparring all night
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
To engage in a practice fight or playful combat.
The martial artists sparred to improve their skills.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 03, 2024
A verbal exchange of points or arguments.
The debaters sparred passionately on the topic.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 03, 2024
A mineral crystal, often used as a gemstone.
The geologist admired the spar's unique crystalline structure.
Urooj Arif
Feb 03, 2024
To contend or compete with someone.
The athletes sparred for the championship title.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 03, 2024

Spar Example Sentences

The gymnasts used a wooden spar for balance exercises.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024
The students sparred under the watchful eye of their instructor.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024
They would often spar verbally, but it was always in good humor.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024
In the gym, the boxers sparred in short, controlled rounds.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024
On the old ship, the main spar was made of sturdy oak.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024
To improve their skills, the wrestlers would spar regularly.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024
The two friends liked to spar in their karate class.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024
He used the spar to prop up the fallen branch.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024
The young fencers sparred with foils in their first lesson.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024
The spar provided essential support for the building's roof.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024
Their playful spar turned into a serious debate.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024
In the debate club, she learned to spar effectively with words.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024
The two politicians would frequently spar on live television.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024
During training, they learned how to spar without causing injury.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024
The spar in the rock formation caught the sunlight beautifully.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

Spar Idioms & Phrases

Spar in the ring of politics

To engage in political debates or conflicts.
As a senator, he was known to spar in the ring of politics.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024

Spar with words

To engage in a verbal argument or debate.
The politicians sparred with words during the televised debate.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Spar against opinions

To argue against differing viewpoints or opinions.
She would often spar against opinions she found unjust or biased.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

Spar for practice

To engage in a debate or argument as a form of practice.
They would often spar for practice to sharpen their debating skills.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Spar over details

To argue or quibble over minor details.
The committee members sparred over details of the proposal.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Spar for position

To argue or compete for a particular status or position.
Candidates sparred for position during the election campaign.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Spar of intellect

An intellectual argument or competition.
The academic conference was a spar of intellect, with many challenging presentations.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

Mental spar

A debate or argument that challenges the intellect.
The chess game turned into a mental spar between the two grandmasters.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024

Spar of words

An exchange of argumentative or challenging remarks.
The debate was a lively spar of words between the two experts.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Spar for supremacy

To compete or argue for ultimate dominance or control.
The rival companies sparred for supremacy in the marketplace.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Spar for rights

To argue or fight for one's rights or beliefs.
The activists sparred for rights in the court of law.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024

Spar of wits

A contest or exchange that tests cleverness or intelligence.
The debate club's meetings were often a spar of wits.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024

Friendly spar

A light-hearted debate or argument without serious conflict.
Their discussion was a friendly spar, with both enjoying the intellectual exchange.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024

Verbal spar

An argument or exchange that involves quick, witty remarks.
Their conversation was a verbal spar, full of clever quips and retorts.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024

Spar at dawn

To begin a debate, argument, or competition early or at the start of an endeavor.
The lawyers were ready to spar at dawn, preparing for a tough day in court.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024

Spar over ideas

To engage in a debate or argument about different ideas or concepts.
The scientists sparred over ideas regarding the new theory.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

Spar in debate

To engage vigorously in a formal debate.
The candidates prepared to spar in the upcoming televised debate.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Spar for clarity

To argue or discuss in order to achieve clearer understanding.
The scientists sparred for clarity over the complex data.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024

Spar of strategy

An argument or discussion focused on tactical or strategic considerations.
The military leaders engaged in a spar of strategy to plan the next move.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

Spar in jest

To engage in a mock argument or playful banter.
They often sparred in jest, teasing each other without malice.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Common Curiosities

How do we divide spar into syllables?

Since "spar" has only one syllable, it is not divided.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

What is the root word of spar?

The root word of "spar" is the Old Norse "sparr."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

How many syllables are in spar?

There is one syllable in "spar."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

How is spar used in a sentence?

Example: "The two boxers will spar with each other to prepare for the match."
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

Why is it called spar?

"Spar" originates from the Old Norse word "sparr," meaning a beam or rafter, reflecting its original use in shipbuilding. As a verb, it comes from the practice of fighting with spars or practice swords.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

What is a stressed syllable in spar?

The entire word "spar" is stressed as it is a single syllable.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

What is the pronunciation of spar?

Spar is pronounced as /spɑːr/.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

What is the second form of spar?

The second form (past simple form) of "spar" as a verb is "sparred."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Is spar an adverb?

No, "spar" is not an adverb.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024

What is the verb form of spar?

"Spar" itself is the verb form.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

What is the first form of spar?

The first form (present form) of "spar" as a verb is "spar."
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

Is spar a noun or adjective?

"Spar" is primarily a noun and can also be a verb. It is not an adjective.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024

Is spar a collective noun?

"Spar" is not typically used as a collective noun.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Which determiner is used with spar?

Determiners like "the," "a," or "this" can be used with "spar."
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

What is the third form of spar?

The third form (past participle form) of "spar" as a verb is "sparred."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

What part of speech is spar?

"Spar" can be both a noun and a verb.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Is spar a vowel or consonant?

The word "spar" starts with a consonant.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

What is the singular form of spar?

The singular form is "spar."
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024

What is the opposite of spar?

The opposite of "spar" (verb) is "agree" or "harmonize."
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

Is spar a countable noun?

Yes, "spar" is a countable noun.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Is the word spar imperative?

"Spar" can be used in the imperative form, as in "Spar with your partner for practice."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Which article is used with spar?

Articles such as "the" or "a" can be used with "spar," depending on the context.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

What is the plural form of spar?

The plural form is "spars."
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

Is spar an abstract noun?

"Spar" is not an abstract noun; as a noun, it refers to a physical object or action.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

Is spar a negative or positive word?

"Spar" is neutral; its connotation depends on the context.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024

Is the spar term a metaphor?

"Spar" can be used metaphorically, especially in the context of arguments or debates.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Is the word spar Gerund?

The gerund form of "spar" is "sparring."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Is the word “spar” a Direct object or an Indirect object?

In a sentence, "spar" can be a direct object when used as a verb.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

Which conjunction is used with spar?

Conjunctions like "and" or "but" can be used with "spar," depending on the sentence.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

What is another term for spar?

Another term for "spar" (verb) is "practice fight" or "scrimmage."
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024

Which vowel is used before spar?

The vowel used before "spar" depends on the context of the sentence.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024

Which preposition is used with spar?

Common prepositions used with "spar" include "with" and "against."
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

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Tayyaba Rehman
Tayyaba Rehman is a distinguished writer, currently serving as a primary contributor to askdifference.com. As a researcher in semantics and etymology, Tayyaba's passion for the complexity of languages and their distinctions has found a perfect home on the platform. Tayyaba delves into the intricacies of language, distinguishing between commonly confused words and phrases, thereby providing clarity for readers worldwide.
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