(1) A surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions
(2) A long pointed rod used as a weapon
(3) An implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
(4) Open by piercing with a lancet
"Lance a boil"
(5) Pierce with a lance, as in a knights' fight
(6) Move quickly, as if by cutting one's way
"Planes lanced towards the shore"