blade

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1blade

noun \ˈblād\

: the flat sharp part of a weapon or tool that is used for cutting

: one of the flat spinning parts that are used on some machines to push air or water

: the wide flat part of an oar or paddle

Full Definition of BLADE

1
a :  leaf 1a(1); especially :  the leaf of an herb or a grass
b :  the flat expanded part of a leaf as distinguished from the petiole
2
:  something resembling the blade of a leaf: as
a :  the broad flattened part of an oar or paddle
b :  an arm of a screw propeller, electric fan, or steam turbine
c :  the broad flat or concave part of a machine (as a bulldozer or snowplow) that comes into contact with the material to be moved
d :  a broad flat body part; specifically :  scapula —used chiefly in naming cuts of meat
e :  the flat portion of the tongue immediately behind the tip; also :  this portion together with the tip
3
a :  the cutting part of an implement
b (1) :  sword
(2) :  swordsman (3) :  a dashing lively man
c :  the runner of an ice skate
blade·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of BLADE

  1. the blade of an ax
  2. <dueled with blades rather than guns>

Origin of BLADE

Middle English, from Old English blæd; akin to Old High German blat leaf, Latin folium, Greek phyllon, Old English blōwan to blossom — more at blow
First Known Use: before 12th century

Related to BLADE

Other Botany Terms

annual, burgeon, chloroplast, nomenclature, succulent, sylvan, xylem

2blade

verb
blad·edblad·ing

Definition of BLADE

intransitive verb
:  to skate on in-line skates
blad·er \ˈblā-dər\ noun

First Known Use of BLADE

1989

blade

noun \ˈblād\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BLADE

1
: a broad flat body part (as the shoulder blade)
2
: the flat portion of the tongue immediately behind the tip; also : this portion together with the tip
3
: a flat working and especially cutting part of an implement (as a scalpel)

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