Variant of sword
- a hand weapon having a long, sharp-pointed blade, usually with a sharp edge on one or both sides, set in a hilt; broadsword, rapier, saber, scimitar, etc.
- the sword regarded as an instrument of death, destruction, etc.
- power; esp., military power
- the military class or profession
- war or warfare
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English sweord, akin to German schwert, probably ; from Indo-European base an unverified form swer-, to cut, pierce
- swordlike adjective