Noun spur has 5 senses
  1. goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurring - a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something; "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"
    --1 is a kind of encouragement
    Derived form: verb spur2
  2. spur, spine - any pointed projection
    --2 is a kind of projection
    Derived form: verb spur3
  3. spur - tubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers
    --3 is a kind of
    plant process, enation
  4. spur, gad - a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward; "cowboys know not to squat with their spurs on"
    --4 is a kind of prod, goad
    --4 is a part of boot
    --4 has parts: rowel
    Derived forms: verb spur5, verb spur4
  5. branch line, spur track, spur - a railway line connected to a trunk line
    --5 is a kind of line, railway line, rail line
    --5 has particulars: loop-line
,Verb spur has 5 senses
  1. spur - incite or stimulate; "The Academy was formed to spur research"
    --1 is one way to
    promote, advance, boost, further, encourage
    Derived form: noun spurring1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. spur, goad - give heart or courage to
    --2 is one way to encourage
    Derived form: noun spur1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  3. spur - strike with a spur
    --3 is one way to
    Derived form: noun spur2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  4. spur - goad with spurs; "the rider spurred his horse"
    --4 is one way to
    Derived form: noun spur4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. spur - equip with spurs; "spur horses"
    --5 is one way to
    equip, fit, fit out, outfit
    Derived form: noun spur4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something