Dictionary Results for spur


1. spur - noun

· a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something; "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"

Synonym(s): goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spurring

Hypernym(s): encouragement




2. spur - noun

· any sharply pointed projection

Synonym(s): spine, acantha

Hypernym(s): projection




3. spur - noun

· tubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers

Hypernym(s): plant_process, enation




4. spur - noun

· a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward; "cowboys know not to squat with their spurs on"

Synonym(s): gad

Hypernym(s): prod, goad




5. spur - noun

· a railway line connected to a trunk line

Synonym(s): branch_line, spur_track

Hypernym(s): line, railway_line, rail_line




6. spur - verb

· incite or stimulate; "The Academy was formed to spur research"

Hypernym(s): promote, advance, boost, further, encourage




7. spur - verb

· give heart or courage to

Synonym(s): goad

Hypernym(s): encourage




8. spur - verb

· strike with a spur

Hypernym(s): strike




9. spur - verb

· goad with spurs; "the rider spurred his horse"

Hypernym(s): goad




10. spur - verb

· equip with spurs; "spur horses"

Hypernym(s): equip, fit, fit_out, outfit





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