• WordNet 3.6
    • n hotspur a rash or impetuous person
    • n Hotspur English soldier killed in a rebellion against Henry IV (1364-1403)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Hotspur Violent; impetuous; headstrong.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hotspur A person who spurs or pushes on recklessly; one who is violent, passionate, heady, or rash.
    • n hotspur A kind of pea of early growth.
    • hotspur Violent; impetuous.
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  • William Shakespeare
    “Glendower:I can call spirits from the vasty deep. Hotspur:Why, so can I, or so can any man;But will they come when you do call for them?”


In literature:

The war with Rome had been brought on by the intransigent hotspurs of Galilee and the commune of Jerusalem.
"The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915" by Various
In 1403 the Prince was engaged at the battle of Shrewsbury, where the famous Hotspur was slain, and there wounded in the face by an arrow.
"King Henry the Fifth" by William Shakespeare
Not satisfied with his government, he joined in rebellion with Hotspur.
"Grace Darling" by Eva Hope
It was rare good fortune that the young hotspur was not yet to be cast into the seething caldron of French politics.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
The other gentleman reminded me of Hotspur's popinjay.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
I can't even have due respect for them, these indiscreet hotspurs.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Of Mr. Cooper's Hotspur we do not wish to speak in depreciation, nor are we prepared greatly to praise it.
"The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor" by Various
Why, you fire-eating Hotspur, you began it yourself with a fling at the Irish.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
An archer's arrow, with unerring aim, pierces the valiant Hotspur, and he falls dead upon the field.
"Historic Boys" by Elbridge Streeter Brooks
Emily Hotspur loved him, but there were no means by which he could reach Emily Hotspur.
"Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite" by Anthony Trollope

In poetry:

A VOLCANO in Iceland I seek,
And another on Sicily's plain,
With a trading town standing to Hereford near,
Where the memory of Kyrle is justly held dear;
And the place near which Hotspur was slain.
"Enigma X." by Elizabeth Hitchener

In news:

Redknapp's relief after a heart-stopping night for Tottenham Hotspur .
Tottenham Hotspur player Jake Livermore (left) tangles with Liverpool player Charlie Adam in the first half of a friendly match at M&T Bank Stadium.
Mancini was irritated by certain questions before and after his side's Champions League draw with Ajax and then did not attend pre- or post-match press conferences for last weekend's clash with Tottenham Hotspur.
Arsenal players celebrate one of their quintet of goals against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
Forget the hot stove league, he has Hotspur.
Lazio's 0-0 home draw against Tottenham Hotspur in a top European club football match Thursday was marred by anti-semitic chanting, according to local media.
Dinamo Zagreb fans light flares during a match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in London on November 6, 2008.
Clint Dempsey set up two goals Thursday as Tottenham Hotspur defeated visiting Panathinaikos 3-1 to clinch a spot in the UEFA Europa League's round-of-32.
O'Brien's intervention maintained West Ham 's impressive start to the season and they remain seventh in the table, level on points with Arsenal and above the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Newcastle United.
SS Lazio and Fenerbahce are already through to the knockout stages, with Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur leading English clubs' charge.
Anti-semitic chanting mars Lazio 's home draw against Tottenham Hotspur.
Anti-semitic chanting reported at Lazio home match against Tottenham Hotspur.
Lazio 's 0-0 home draw against Tottenham Hotspur in a top European club football match Thursday was marred by anti-semitic chanting, according to local media.
Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale, right, slips past Liverpool 's Steven Gerrard during their English Premier League soccer match at White Hart Lane stadium, London, Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012.
Tottenham Hotspur in Rome has stoked fears in.