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Definition of BLADE

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Blade \Blade\ (bl[=a]d), v. t.
     To furnish with a blade.
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Blade \Blade\, v. i.
     To put forth or have a blade.
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           As sweet a plant, as fair a flower, is faded As ever in the Muses' garden bladed.     --P. Fletcher. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Blade \Blade\ (bl[=a]d), n. [OE. blade, blad, AS. bl[ae]d leaf; akin to OS., D., Dan., & Sw. blad, Icel. bla[eth], OHG. blat, G. blatt, and perh. to L. folium, Gr. fy`llon. The root is prob. the same as that of AS. bl[=o]wan, E. blow, to blossom. See {Blow} to blossom, and cf. {Foil} leaf of metal.] [1913 Webster]
     1. Properly, the leaf, or flat part of the leaf, of any plant, especially of gramineous plants. The term is sometimes applied to the spire of grasses. [1913 Webster]

              The crimson dulse . . . with its waving blade.
                                                    --Percival. [1913 Webster]

              First the blade, then ear, after that the full corn in the ear.                           --Mark iv. 28. [1913 Webster]

     2. The cutting part of an instrument; as, the blade of a knife or a sword. [1913 Webster]

     3. The broad part of an oar; also, one of the projecting arms of a screw propeller. [1913 Webster]

     4. The scapula or shoulder blade.
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     5. pl. (Arch.) The principal rafters of a roof. --Weale. [1913 Webster]

     6. pl. (Com.) 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. --De Colange. [1913 Webster]

     7. A sharp-witted, dashing, wild, or reckless, fellow; -- a word of somewhat indefinite meaning. [1913 Webster]

              He saw a turnkey in a trice
              Fetter a troublesome blade.           --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

     8. The flat part of the tongue immediately behind the tip, or point. [1913 Webster]

              "Lower blade" implies, of course, the lower instead of the upper surface of the tongue.   --H. Sweet. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

BLADE
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V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

167 Moby Thesaurus words for "blade":
     Beau Brummel, Excalibur, Skimobile, Sno-Cat, alveolar ridge, alveolus, apex, arytenoid cartilages, ax, back, battler, bayonet, beau, belligerent, belted knight, bickerer, blood, boulevardier, bract, bracteole, bractlet, bravo, brawler, bully, bullyboy, clotheshorse, cold steel, combatant, competitor, contender, contestant, cotyledon, coxcomb, cutlass, cutlery, cutter, cutting edge, dagger, dandy, disputant, dorsum, dude, duelist, edge tools, enforcer, exquisite, fashion plate, fencer, feuder, fighter, fighting cock, fine gentleman, flag, floral leaf, foilsman, foliole, fop, fribble, frond, gallant, gamecock, gladiator, glume, goon, gorilla, hard palate, hatchet man, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, involucre, involucrum, jack-a-dandy, jackanapes, jackknife, jouster, knife, knight, lady-killer, lamina, larynx, leaf, leaflet, lemma, ligule, lips, macaroni, man-about-town, masher, militant, naked steel, nasal cavity, needle, oral cavity, palate, penknife, petal, pharyngeal cavity, pharynx, pigsticker, pile, pine needle, playboy, plug-ugly, point, poniard, puncturer, puppy, quarreler, rapier, rioter, rival, rough, rowdy, ruffian, runner, sabreur, scrapper, scuffler, seed leaf, sepal, sharpener, shoot, sled, sleigh, snowmobile, soft palate, spark, spathe, spear, speech organ, spire, sport, squabbler, steel, stiletto, stipula, stipule, strong arm, strong-arm man, strong-armer, struggler, swashbuckler, swell, sword, swordplayer, swordsman, syrinx, teeth, teeth ridge, thug, tilter, tip, toad sticker, tongue, tough, trusty sword, tussler, velum, vocal chink, vocal cords, vocal folds, vocal processes, voice box, weasel, whittle, wrangler


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