Ax meaning

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A tool with a bladed, usually heavy head mounted crosswise on a handle, used for felling trees or chopping wood.
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To trim, split, etc. with an ax.
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To cut off, remove, get rid of, etc.
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The definition of an ax is a tool with a blade on a handle used for cutting.

An example of an ax is what one uses to cut down a tree.

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To ax is defined as to split or chop down with an ax, or to get rid of.

An example of to ax is to cut down a tree.

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Any of various bladed, handheld implements used as a cutting tool or weapon.
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(informal) A sudden termination of employment.

My colleague got the ax yesterday.

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(slang) A musical instrument, especially a guitar.
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(informal) To remove ruthlessly or suddenly.

A social program that was axed to effectuate budget cuts.

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A tool for chopping trees and splitting wood: it has a long wooden handle and a metal head with a blade usually on only one side.
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Any similar tool or weapon, as a battle-ax, headsman's ax, etc.
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(slang) In jazz or popular music, an instrument, as a saxophone or guitar.
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Axiom.
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Axis.
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Alternative spelling of axe.
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Alternative spelling of axe.
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(now dialectal or nonstandard) Alternative form of ask.
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The ccTLD for Aland Islands as assigned by the IANA.
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To chop or fell with or as if with an ax.

Axed down the saplings; axed out a foothold in the ice.

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ax to grind
  • A selfish or ulterior aim:
    He claimed to be disinterested, but I knew he had an ax to grind.
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have an ax to grind
  • to have an object of one's own to gain or promote
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

have an ax to grind

Origin of ax

  • Middle English from Old English æx

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English acsian, showing metathesis from ascian. The regular literary form until circa 1600.

    From Wiktionary

  • . + ISO 3166-1 country code for Aland Islands, ax.

    From Wiktionary

  • See axe.

    From Wiktionary