A weapon of war, consisting of a long shaft or handle and a steel blade or head; a spear carried by horsemen, and often decorated with a small flag; also, a spear or harpoon used by whalers and fishermen.
- A thrusting weapon with a long wooden shaft and a sharp metal head.
- A similar implement for spearing fish.
- A cavalry lancer.
- Medicine See lancet.
- To pierce with a lance.
- Medicine To make a surgical incision in; cut into: lance a boil.