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Meaning of BLADE

Pronunciation:  bleyd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge
  2. [n]  flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water
  3. [n]  the part of the skate that slides on the ice
  4. [n]  a cutting or thrusting weapon with a long blade
  5. [n]  a broad flat body part (as of the shoulder or tongue)
  6. [n]  a cut of beef from the shoulder blade
  7. [n]  something long and thin resembling a blade of grass; "a blade of lint on his suit"
  8. [n]  a dashing young man; "gay young blades bragged of their amorous adventures"
  9. [n]  especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole

BLADE is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: leaf blade, vane
 See Also: aerogenerator, anatomical structure, arm, ax, axe, backsword, blade, bodily structure, body structure, brand, broadsword, cavalry sword, chopper, chuck, complex body part, cut of beef, cutlas, cutlass, cutting edge, cutting implement, eggbeater, Excalibur, falchion, fan blade, fencing sword, foible, foliage, forte, haft, helicopter, helve, hilt, ice skate, impeller, knife, knife blade, knife edge, lawn mower, leaf, leafage, mower, oar, paddle, pair of scissors, peak, point, propeller, propellor, rapier, razorblade, ribbon, rotating mechanism, rudder blade, runner, saber, sabre, scissors, spatula, spring chicken, steel, structure, sword, thread, tip, turbine, vane, weapon, weapon system, web, whirlybird, wind generator, windmill, young person, younker, youth



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Blade\ (bl[=a]d), n. [OE. blade, blad, AS. bl[ae]d leaf;
    akin to OS., D., Dan., & Sw. blad, Icel. bla[eth], OHG. blat,
    G. blatt, and perh. to L. folium, Gr. fy`llon. The root is
    prob. the same as that of AS. bl[=o]wan, E. blow, to blossom.
    See {Blow} to blossom, and cf. {Foil} leaf of metal.]
    1. Properly, the leaf, or flat part of the leaf, of any
       plant, especially of gramineous plants. The term is
       sometimes applied to the spire of grasses.
             The crimson dulse . . . with its waving blade.
             First the blade, then ear, after that the full corn
             in the ear.                           --Mark iv. 28.
    2. The cutting part of an instrument; as, the blade of a
       knife or a sword.
    3. The broad part of an oar; also, one of the projecting arms
       of a screw propeller.
    4. The scapula or shoulder blade.
    5. pl. (Arch.) The principal rafters of a roof. --Weale.
    6. pl. (Com.) The four large shell plates on the sides, and
       the five large ones of the middle, of the carapace of the
       sea turtle, which yield the best tortoise shell. --De
    7. A sharp-witted, dashing, wild, or reckless, fellow; -- a
       word of somewhat indefinite meaning.
             He saw a turnkey in a trice Fetter a troublesome
             blade.                                --Coleridge.
  2. \Blade\ (bl[=a]d), v. t.
    To furnish with a blade.
  3. \Blade\, v. i.
    To put forth or have a blade.
          As sweet a plant, as fair a flower, is faded As ever in
          the Muses' garden bladed.                --P. Fletcher.
  4. \Blade\, n.
    The flat part of the tongue immediately behind the tip, or
          ``Lower blade'' implies, of course, the lower instead
          of the upper surface of the tongue.      --H. Sweet.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of a blade, suggests that you are making some difficult and important decisions. You need to be able to make clear distinctions between your choices. It also indicates that you are walking on a thin line and need to balance aspects of your life carefully.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The expanded part of a leaf or petal.
Easton Bible Dictionary

applied to the glittering point of a spear (Job 39:23) or sword (Nah. 3:3), the blade of a dagger (Judg. 3:22); the "shoulder blade" (Job 31:22); the "blade" of cereals (Matt. 13:26).

 Definition: a long slender prismatic flake manufactured by indirect percussion or pressure from a prepared core. (See macroblade and microblade.) At least twice as long as it is wide.
Thesaurus Terms
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