EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French lancier (lancer).

NounEdit

lancer (plural lancers)

  1. (military) A cavalry soldier armed with a lance weapon.
  2. (entomology) Any of various Asian hesperiid butterflies of the genus Plastingia.
  3. One who lances something.
    • 1968, Journal of Secondary Education
      The evolutional descendants of those early shavers of beards and lancers of boils have made good (and, perhaps, nearly exclusive) use of the title []

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French lancier, from Late Latin lanceāre, present active infinitive of lanceō, from Latin lancea. Compare Catalan llançar, Italian lanciare, Occitan and Portuguese lançar, Spanish lanzar.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /lɑ̃.se/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

lancer

  1. to throw
  2. to start, to launch

ConjugationEdit

This verb is part of a group of -er verbs for which ‘c’ is softened to a ‘ç’ before the vowels ‘a’ and ‘o’.

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  • Dutch: lanceren
  • German: lancieren

NounEdit

lancer m (plural lancers)

  1. a throw
  2. (baseball) a pitch
  3. (field hockey or ice hockey) a shot

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