[ speer ]
/ spɪər /

verb (used with or without object)

Nearby words

  1. spiel,
  2. spielberg,
  3. spielberg, steven,
  4. spieler,
  5. spielmeyer-vogt disease,
  6. spif,
  7. spiff,
  8. spiffing,
  9. spiffy,
  10. spiflicate


or speir, spier

[ speer ]
/ spɪər /

verb (used with or without object)

Chiefly Scot. to ask; inquire.

Origin of speer

before 900; Middle English speren, spiren, Old English spyrian to make tracks, trace, ask about; cognate with German spüren, Old Norse spyrja to ask; akin to spoor

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Examples from the Web for spiered

  • I spiered if they had gi'en him a return ticket available for a week.'

    The Guinea Stamp|Annie S. Swan