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blade

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noun \ˈblād\

Simple Definition of blade

  • : 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. 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. 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. 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 play \-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


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blade

verb

Definition of blade

blad·edblad·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to skate on in-line skates

blad·er play \ˈblā-dər\ noun


1989

First Known Use of blade

1989


Medical Dictionary

blade

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noun \ˈblād\

Medical Definition of blade

  1. 1:  a broad flat body part (as the shoulder blade)

  2. 2:  the flat portion of the tongue immediately behind the tip; also :  this portion together with the tip

  3. 3:  a flat working and especially cutting part of an implement (as a scalpel)






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