Definition of blade
1a : leaf 1a(1); especially : the leaf of an herb or a grassb : the flat expanded part of a leaf as distinguished from the petiole
2 : something resembling the blade of a leaf: such asa : the broad flattened part of an oar or paddleb : an arm of a screw propeller, electric fan, or steam turbinec : the broad flat or concave part of a machine (such as a bulldozer or snowplow) that comes into contact with the material to be movedd : a broad flat body part; specifically : scapula —used chiefly in naming cuts of meate : the flat portion of the tongue immediately behind the tip; also : this portion together with the tip
bladelikeplay \-ˌlīk\ adjective
Examples of blade in a Sentence
the blade of an ax
dueled with blades rather than guns
Recent Examples of blade from the Web
But in looking at the serrated, blade-like teeth of Megalosaurus, Buckland saw the beneficence of God.
The blade increases air movement from under the deck and into the bag.
Cook said the weapon had an 18-inch blade and a sword-like hilt.
Cunanan's third victim was 75-year-old real-estate tycoon Lee Miglin, whose throat Cunanan slashed with a saw blade as well as stabbing him in the chest with pruning shears, and wrapping his head with tan masking tape.
When the victim denied it, he was slashed on the neck with a razor blade, San Diego police said.
Workers used metal blades to cut the drums containing unknown and potentially flammable chemicals, creating a risk of explosion.
Queen’s Club winner is the rare Spaniard who plays best on the blades and not the granules.
Below the dam: Cotter Trout Dock reports: Heavy generation late; trout good early on 1/4 -ounce Rooster Tails and Panther Martins (gold blades/yellow bodies) and in afternoon on worms and pink Power Worms.
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Definition of blade
: to skate on in-line skates
bladerplay \ˈblā-dər\ noun
First Known Use of blade
BLADE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of blade for English Language Learners
: 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
BLADE Defined for Kids
Definition of blade for Students
1 : a leaf of a plant and especially of a grass
2 : the broad flat part of a leaf
3 : something that widens out like the blade of a leaf the blade of a propeller the blade of an oar
4 : the cutting part of a tool, machine, or weapon a knife blade
5 : sword
6 : the runner of an ice skate
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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