follow Dictionary.com

Get our exclusive Word of the Day images!

speer

[speer] /spɪər/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
1.
Chiefly Scot. to ask; inquire.
Also, speir, spier.
Origin
900
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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for speir

speir

/spiːr/
verb
1.
(Scot) to ask; inquire
Word Origin
Old English spyrian to seek after, search for
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for speer

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for speir

7
8
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for speir