Lanced vs Lancet - What's the difference?
As an adjective lanced
is weak, feeble, languid.
As a noun lancet is
a sharp, pointed, two-edged surgical instrument used in venesection and for opening abscesses etc.
A weapon of war, consisting of a long shaft or handle and a steel blade or head; a spear carried by horsemen.
* 1590 , William Shakespeare, Henry VI , Part III, Act II, Scene III, line 15.
* 1909 , Charles Henry Ashdown, European Arms & Armor , page 65.
- Thy brother’s blood the thirsty earth hath drunk, Broach’d with the steely point of Clifford’s lance ...
A wooden spear, sometimes hollow, used in jousting or tilting, designed to shatter on impact with the opposing knight’s armour.
* 1591 , William Shakespeare, Henry VI , Part I, Act III, Scene II, line 49.
- The head of the lance was commonly of the leaf form, and sometimes approached that of the lozenge; it was very seldom barbed, although this variety, together with the others, appears upon the .
(fishing) A spear or harpoon used by whalers and fishermen.
(military) A soldier armed with a lance; a lancer.
(military) An instrument which conveys the charge of a piece of ordnance and forces it home.
(founding) A small iron rod which suspends the core of the mold in casting a shell.
(pyrotechnics) One of the small paper cases filled with combustible composition, which mark the outlines of a figure.
(medicine) A lancet.
- What will you do, good greybeard? Break a lance, And run a-tilt at Death within a chair?
* free lance
* lance bucket (cavalry)
* lance corporal
* lance fish (zoology)
* lance knight
* lance sergeant
* lance snake (zoology)
* stink-fire lance (military)
To pierce with a lance, or with any similar weapon.
To open with a lancet; to pierce; as, to lance a vein or an abscess.
To throw in the manner of a lance; to lanch.
- Seized the due victim, and with fury lanced Her back. Dryden.
* launcet (obsolete)
A sharp, pointed, two-edged surgical instrument used in venesection and for opening abscesses etc.
(metallurgy) An iron bar used for tapping a melting furnace.
* (sharp surgical instrument)
* lancet arch
* (ichthyological) lancetfish
* Webster's International Dictionary 1902.