Spere \Spere\, n. [See {Sphere}.] A sphere. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • Spere — Spere, v. i. [AS. spyrian to inquire, properly, to follow the track; akin to D. speuren, G. sp[ u]ren, Icel. spyrja. [root]171. See Spoor.] To search; to pry; to ask; to inquire. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] [Written also {speer}, {speir}.] Jamieson.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spere — Recorded in the spellings of Spear, Sperr, Spere, Spary, Sperry, Spier, Spearman, and others, this is a surname of both Olde English pre 7th century and later Anglo Saxon pre 9th Century origins. In its various forms it is recorded equally in… …   Surnames reference

  • spere — North Country (Newcastle) Words to ask, to enquire, to search spere a screen across the lower end of a hall; any partition with the entrance of aroom …   English dialects glossary

  • Spere — ♦ Barrier; short wooden screen projecting at side of doorway. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 415) Related terms: Spere Truss …   Medieval glossary

  • Spere-Truss — ♦ The side posts of the spere forming part of a roof truss, the middle part being commonly closed by a movable screen. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 415) Related terms: Spere …   Medieval glossary

  • spère — désespère espère exaspère prospère …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • spéré — désespéré espéré exaspéré prospéré …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • spere — spear …   The Old English to English

  • spere — obsolete variant of speer I …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saint Spère — Hespérius de Metz Hesperius appelé parfois Spère ou Spire a été évêque de Metz de 525 à 542. Il était évêque sous le règne de Théodebert Ier[1]. C est le 23e sur la liste des évêques de Metz et est l un des plus ancien pour lequel nous ayons une… …   Wikipédia en Français

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