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BLADE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does blade mean? 

BLADE (noun)
  The noun BLADE has 9 senses:

1. especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole
2. a dashing young man
3. something long and thin resembling a blade of grass
4. a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
5. a cut of beef from the shoulder blade
6. a broad flat body part (as of the shoulder or tongue)
7. the part of the skate that slides on the ice
8. flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water
9. the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge

  Familiarity information: BLADE used as a noun is familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


BLADE (noun)


Sense 1blade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

blade; leaf blade

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

foliage; leaf; leafage (the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants)


Sense 2blade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A dashing young man

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Context example:

gay young blades bragged of their amorous adventures

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

spring chicken; young person; younker; youth (a young person (especially a young man or boy))


Sense 3blade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something long and thin resembling a blade of grass

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Context example:

a blade of lint on his suit

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

ribbon; thread (any long object resembling a thin line)


Sense 4blade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

sword; steel; blade; brand

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

arm; weapon; weapon system (any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting)

Meronyms (parts of "blade"):

peak; point; tip (a V shape)

hilt (the handle of a sword or dagger)

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

forte (the stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible)

foible (the weaker part of a sword's blade from the forte to the tip)

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

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

rapier; tuck (a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges)

fencing sword (a sword used in the sport of fencing)

falchion (a short broad slightly convex medieval sword with a sharp point)

cutlas; cutlass (a short heavy curved sword with one edge; formerly used by sailors)

cavalry sword; saber; sabre (a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back)

broadsword (a sword with a broad blade and (usually) two cutting edges; used to cut rather than stab)

backsword (a sword with only one cutting edge)

Instance hyponyms:

Excalibur (the legendary sword of King Arthur)


Sense 5blade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A cut of beef from the shoulder blade

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

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

cut of beef (piece of beef)

Holonyms ("blade" is a part of...):

chuck (the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade)


Sense 6blade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A broad flat body part (as of the shoulder or tongue)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

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

anatomical structure; bodily structure; body structure; complex body part; structure (a particular complex anatomical part)

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

vane; web (the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft)


Sense 7blade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The part of the skate that slides on the ice

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

runner (device consisting of the parts on which something can slide along)

Holonyms ("blade" is a part of...):

ice skate (skate consisting of a boot with a steel blade fitted to the sole)


Sense 8blade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

vane; blade

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

rotating mechanism (a mechanism that rotates)

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

fan blade (blade of a rotating fan)

impeller (the blade of a rotor (as in the compressor of a jet engine))

paddle (a blade of a paddle wheel or water wheel)

rudder blade (the vertical blade on a rudder)

Holonyms ("blade" is a part of...):

aerogenerator; wind generator; windmill (generator that extracts usable energy from winds)

turbine (rotary engine in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid is converted into mechanical energy by causing a bladed rotor to rotate)

propeller; propellor (a mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water)

oar (an implement used to propel or steer a boat)

chopper; eggbeater; helicopter; whirlybird (an aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades)


Sense 9blade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

cutting implement (a tool used for cutting or slicing)

Meronyms (parts of "blade"):

cutting edge; knife edge (the sharp cutting side of the blade of a knife)

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

knife blade (the blade of a knife)

razorblade (a blade that has very sharp edge)

Holonyms ("blade" is a part of...):

ax; axe (an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle)

blade; brand; steel; sword (a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard)

spatula (a turner with a narrow flexible blade)

spatula (a hand tool with a thin flexible blade used to mix or spread soft substances)

pair of scissors; scissors (and edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades)

lawn mower; mower (garden tool for mowing grass on lawns)

knife (edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle)


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