Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » A » Awaken ... Axle Grease

AXE

Pronunciation (US): Play

 Dictionary entry overview: What does axe mean? 

AXE (noun)
  The noun AXE has 1 sense:

1. an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle

  Familiarity information: AXE used as a noun is very rare.


AXE (verb)
  The verb AXE has 2 senses:

1. chop or split with an ax
2. terminate

  Familiarity information: AXE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AXE (noun)


Sense 1axe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

ax; axe

Hypernyms ("axe" is a kind of...):

edge tool (any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge))

Meronyms (parts of "axe"):

ax handle; axe handle (the handle of an ax)

ax head; axe head (the cutting head of an ax)

blade (the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge)

haft; helve (the handle of a weapon or tool)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "axe"):

broadax; broadaxe (a large ax with a broad cutting blade)

common ax; common axe; Dayton ax; Dayton axe (an ax with a long handle and a head that has one cutting edge and one blunt side)

double-bitted ax; double-bitted axe; Western ax; Western axe (an ax that has cutting edges on both sides of the head)

fireman's ax; fireman's axe (an ax that has a long handle and a head with one cutting edge and a point on the other side)

hatchet (a small ax with a short handle used with one hand (usually to chop wood))

ice ax; ice axe; piolet (an ax used by mountain climbers for cutting footholds in ice)

poleax; poleaxe (an ax used to slaughter cattle; has a hammer opposite the blade)


AXE (verb)


Sense 1axe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Chop or split with an ax

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

ax; axe

Context example:

axe wood

Hypernyms (to "axe" is one way to...):

chop; hack (cut with a hacking tool)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They axe the trees


Sense 2axe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Terminate

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

ax; axe

Context example:

The NSF axed the research program and stopped funding it

Hypernyms (to "axe" is one way to...):

end; terminate (bring to an end or halt)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Hope for the best, expect the worst." (English proverb)

"It is easier for the son to ask from the father than for the father to ask from the son" (Breton proverb)

"If you conduct yourself properly, fear no one." (Arabic proverb)

"Where there is smoke, there is fire too." (Croatian proverb)

 AXE: related words searches 

 Related FAQs: 
» AXE

Page delivered in 0.1167 seconds




AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the AudioEnglish.org dictionary to your list of search providers.


Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other popular searches: