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Webster 1913 Edition


Blade

Blade

(blād)
,
Noun.
[OE.
blade
,
blad
, AS.
blæd
leaf; akin to OS., D., Dan., & Sw.
blad
, Icel.
blað
, OHG.
blat
, G.
blatt
, and perh. to L.
folium
, Gr.
φύλλον
. The root is prob. the same as that of AS.
blōwan
, E.
blow
, to blossom. See
Blow
to blossom, and cf.
Foil
leaf of metal.]
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.
The crimson dulse . . . with its waving
blade
.
Percival.
First the
blade
, then ear, after that the full corn in the ear.
Mark iv. 28.
2.
The cutting part of an instrument;
as, the
blade
of a knife or a sword
.
3.
The broad part of an oar; also, one of the projecting arms of a screw propeller.
4.
The scapula or shoulder blade.
5.
pl.
(Arch.)
The principal rafters of a roof.
Weale.
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.
7.
A sharp-witted, dashing, wild, or reckless, fellow; – a word of somewhat indefinite meaning.
He saw a turnkey in a trice
Fetter a troublesome
blade
.
Coleridge.
8.
The flat part of the tongue immediately behind the tip, or point.

Blade

(blād)
,
Verb.
T.
To furnish with a blade.

Blade

,
Verb.
I.
To put forth or have a blade.
As sweet a plant, as fair a flower, is faded
As ever in the Muses’ garden
bladed
.
P. Fletcher.

Webster 1828 Edition


Blade

BLADE

,
Noun.
[Gr.broad.]
1.
The stalk or spire of a plant,particularly of grass and corn; but applicable to the stalk of any herbaceous plant, whether green or dry.
2.
A leaf. In this sense much used in the Southern States of N. America, for the leaves of maize, which are used as fodder.
3.
The cutting part of an instrument, as the blade of a knife, or sword,so named from its length or breadth. Usually, it is made of iron or steel, but may be of any other metal, cast or wrought to an edge or point. Also,the broad part of an oar.
4.
The blade of the shoulder,shoulder-blade, or blade-bone, is the scapula, or scapular bone. It is the broad upper bone of the shoulder, so called from its resemblance to a blade or leaf.
5.
A brisk man; a bold, forward man; a rake.

BLADE

,
Verb.
T.
To furnish with a blade.

Definition 2021


Blade

Blade

See also: blade

English

Noun

Blade (plural Blades)

  1. (soccer) someone connected with Sheffield United Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.

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blade

See also: Blade

English

Band saw blades

Noun

Knife blades

blade (plural blades)

  1. The sharp cutting edge of a knife, chisel, or other tool, a razor blade/sword.
  2. The flat functional end of a propeller, oar, hockey stick, screwdriver, skate, etc.
    • 2013 July-August, Lee S. Langston, The Adaptable Gas Turbine”, in American Scientist:
      Turbines have been around for a long time—windmills and water wheels are early examples. The name comes from the Latin turbo, meaning vortex, and thus the defining property of a turbine is that a fluid or gas turns the blades of a rotor, which is attached to a shaft that can perform useful work.
  3. The narrow leaf of a grass or cereal.
  4. (botany) The thin, flat part of a plant leaf, attached to a stem (petiole). The lamina.
  5. A flat bone, especially the shoulder blade.
  6. A cut of beef from near the shoulder blade (part of the chuck).
  7. The flat part of the tongue.
  8. (poetic) A sword or knife.
  9. (archaeology) A piece of prepared, sharp-edged stone, often flint, at least twice as long as it is wide; a long flake of ground-edge stone or knapped vitreous stone.
  10. (ultimate frisbee) A throw characterized by a tight parabolic trajectory due to a steep lateral attitude.
  11. (sailing) The rudder, daggerboard, or centerboard of a vessel.
  12. A bulldozer or surface-grading machine with mechanically adjustable blade that is nominally perpendicular to the forward motion of the vehicle.
  13. (dated) A dashing young man.
    • Coleridge
      He saw a turnkey in a trice / Fetter a troublesome blade.
  14. (slang, chiefly US) A homosexual, usually male.
  15. Thin plate, foil.
  16. (architecture, in the plural) The principal rafters of a roof.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Weale to this entry?)
  17. 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.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of De Colange to this entry?)
  18. Airfoil in windmills and windturbines.

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Verb

blade (third-person singular simple present blades, present participle blading, simple past and past participle bladed)

  1. (informal) To skate on rollerblades.
  2. (transitive) To furnish with a blade.
  3. (intransitive, poetic) To put forth or have a blade.
    • P. Fletcher
      As sweet a plant, as fair a flower, is faded / As ever in the Muses' garden bladed.
  4. (transitive, professional wrestling, slang) To cut (a person) so as to provoke bleeding.

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Derived terms

  • hydroblade

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Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbladɛ/

Adjective

blade

  1. neuter nominative singular of blady
  2. neuter vocative singular of blady
  3. neuter accusative singular of blady
  4. nonvirile nominative plural of blady
  5. nonvirile vocative plural of blady
  6. nonvirile accusative plural of blady