Thoughts of the Day-7

Usually, my thoughts of the day are profound thoughts built on movie dialogues and passages from books. Very often tongue-in-cheek humor. But sometimes we need to go to basics. What is the meaning of spar? According to many dictionaries and I am using the FreeDictionary.

spar 2 Pronunciation (sp�¤r)

intr.v. sparred, spar�ring, spars
1.
a. To fight with an opponent in a short bout or practice session, as in boxing or the martial arts.
b. To make boxing or fighting motions without hitting one's opponent.
2. To bandy words about in argument; dispute.
3. To fight by striking with the feet and spurs. Used of gamecocks.
n.
1. A motion of attack or defense in boxing.
2. A sparring match.

 

How do I know sparring? We do it very often in my Shotokan Karate Dojo - the key is absence of violence. Boxers train by sparring for real fights so that do not get hurt. Oh, English language. Oh, Shakespeare.

Another meaning is also used for gamecocks - that has a hilarious meaning of some significance. Oh, sparring. Oh, gamecock.

Note: Any resemblance to anything real is purely coincidental and unintentional. I just sometimes teach myself English.