Blade definition

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The flat cutting part of a sharpened weapon or tool.
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The metal runner of an ice skate.
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A swordsman.
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The flat upper surface of the tongue just behind the tip.
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A sword.
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(intransitive, poetic) To put forth or have a blade.
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A sword.
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A swordsman.
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A flat thin part or section, especially one that makes contact to perform a desired action.

The blade of an oar; the blade of a hockey stick.

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An arm of a rotating mechanism.

The blade of a propeller; the blade of a food processor.

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A long, thin, often curved piece, as of metal or rubber, used for plowing, clearing, or wiping.
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The expanded part of a leaf or petal.
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The leaf of grasses or similar plants.
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(old-fashioned) A dashing young man.
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(slang) A knife, often, specif., a switchblade knife, intended or used as a weapon.
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(phonet.) The flat part of the tongue, behind the tip.
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The leaf of a plant, esp. of grass.
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The flat, expanded part of a leaf; lamina.
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A broad, flat section or surface, as of an oar, propeller arm, or rotary vane.
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The propeller arm or rotary vane itself.
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The cutting part of a tool, instrument, or weapon.
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Any flat or wedge-shaped device or part for cutting, scraping, pushing, clearing, etc.
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Designating or of a chop, roast, etc., as of beef or veal, that is cut across the shoulder blade section.
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A stone tool consisting of a slender, sharp-edged, unserrated flake that is at least twice as long as it is wide. Blade tools were developed late in the stone tool tradition, after core and flake tools, and were probably used especially as knives.
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The expanded part of a leaf or petal.
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The leaf of grasses and similar plants.
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The sharp cutting edge of a knife, chisel, or other tool, a razor blade.
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The flat functional end of a propeller, oar, hockey stick, screwdriver, skate, etc.
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The narrow leaf of a grass or cereal.
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(botany) The thin, flat part of a plant leaf, attached to a stem (petiole). The lamina.
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A flat bone, especially the shoulder blade.
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A cut of beef from near the shoulder blade (part of the chuck).
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The flat part of the tongue.
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(poetic) A sword or knife.
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(archaeology) A piece of prepared, sharp-edged stone, often flint, at least twice as long as it is wide; a long flake of ground-edge stone or knapped vitreous stone.
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(ultimate frisbee) A throw characterized by a tight parabolic trajectory due to a steep lateral attitude.
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(sailing) The rudder, daggerboard, or centerboard of a vessel.
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A bulldozer or surface-grading machine with mechanically adjustable blade that is nominally perpendicular to the forward motion of the vehicle.
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(dated) A dashing young man.
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(slang, chiefly US) A homosexual, usually male.
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(architecture, in the plural) The principal rafters of a roof.

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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.

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Airfoil in windmills and windturbines.
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(informal) To skate on rollerblades.
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To furnish with a blade.
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(soccer) Someone connected with Sheffield United Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
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(archaeology) A slender, sharp-edged flake that is at least twice as long as it is wide.
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A dashing youth.
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The metal runner of an ice skate.
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A wide flat bone or bony part.
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To skate on in-line skates.
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A flat bone.

The shoulder blade.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
blade
Plural:
blades

Origin of blade

  • Middle English from Old English blæd bhel-3 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Middle English, from Old English blæd (“leaf”), from Proto-Germanic *bladą (compare West Frisian bled, Dutch blad, German Blatt, Danish blad) from Proto-Indo-European *bʰlh̥₃oto (compare Irish bláth (“flower”), Tocharian A pält, Tocharian B pilta (“leaf”), Albanian fletë (“leaf”)), from *bʰleh₃- (“to thrive, bloom”). Similar usage in Sägeblatt (“saw leaf”), the German term for a saw blade. More at blow.

    From Wiktionary