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ra·zor

 (rā′zər)
n.
1. A sharp-edged cutting instrument used especially for shaving or cutting hair, especially from the face or legs.
3. An electric device with vibrating or rotating blades used for shaving or cutting hair close to the skin.
tr.v. ra·zored, ra·zor·ing, ra·zors
To shave, cut, or remove with a razor or similar cutting implement: razored off the mustache; razored pages from a rare book.

[Middle English rasor, from Old French, from raser, to scrape; see raze.]

razor

(ˈreɪzə)
n
1. (Hairdressing & Grooming) a sharp implement used esp by men for shaving the face
2. on a razor's edge on a razor-edge in an acute dilemma
vb
(Hairdressing & Grooming) (tr) to cut or shave with a razor
[C13: from Old French raseor, from raser to shave; see raze]

ra•zor

(ˈreɪ zər)

n.
a sharp-edged instrument used esp. for shaving.
Idioms:
on the razor's edge, in a precarious position.
[1250–1300; Middle English rasour < Old French rasor]
raze, razor - Raze, from French raser, "shave close," is from Latin radere, "scrape, scratch"—also giving us razor.
See also related terms for scrape.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.razor - edge tool used in shavingrazor - edge tool used in shaving    
edge tool - any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)
razorblade - a blade that has very sharp edge
safety razor - a razor with a guard to prevent deep cuts in the skin
electric razor, electric shaver, shaver - a razor powered by an electric motor
straight razor - a razor with a straight cutting edge enclosed in a case that forms a handle when the razor is opened for use
Verb1.razor - shave with a razor
shave - remove body hair with a razor
Translations
مُوْسَىموسى الحِلاقَه
břitvaholící strojek
barberknivbarbermaskinekniv
parranajokonepartaveitsi
brijač
borotva
rakvél
かみそり
면도칼
aštrus kaip skustuvasskustuvasskutimosi peiliukas
bārdas nazisskuveklisžilete
holiaci strojček
britevbrivnik
rakhyvel
มีดโกน
tıraş bıçağıtıraş makinası
dao cạo

razor

[ˈreɪzəʳ]
A. N (open) → navaja f, chaveta f (Peru); (safety) → maquinilla f de afeitar
electric razormáquina f de afeitar
it's on a razor's edgeestá en un brete
B. CPD razor blade Nhoja f or cuchilla f de afeitar
razor burn Nerosión f cutánea
razor cut N (Hairdressing) → corte m a la navaja

razor

[ˈreɪzər] nrasoir m
disposable razor → rasoir jetable
electric razor → rasoir électriquerazor blade nlame f de rasoirrazor cut ncoupe f au rasoirrazor-sharp [ˌreɪzərˈʃɑːrp] adj
[knife, teeth, blade] → tranchant(e) comme un rasoir
[person] → vif/ive; [wit, mind, intelligence] → acéré(e), aiguisé(e)razor wire nbarbelés mpl

razor

nRasierapparat m; (cutthroat) → Rasiermesser nt; electric razorElektrorasierer m; razor’s edge (fig) = razor edge b

razor

:
razorback
n (Zool) → Finnwal m
razorbill
n (Zool) → Tordalk m
razor blade
nRasierklinge f
razor cut
razor-cut
vtmit dem Messer schneiden
razor edge
n
(= mountain ridge)Grat m
(fig) we are living on a razorwir stehen vor einem Abgrund
razor-sharp
adj knifescharf (wie ein Rasiermesser); teethrasiermesserscharf; (fig) personsehr scharfsinnig; mind, witmesserscharf
razor wire
nBandstacheldraht m, → Natodraht m (inf)

razor

[ˈreɪzəʳ] nrasoio

razor

(ˈreizə) noun
an instrument for shaving, having a sharp cutting edge, blade (a razor-blade), or electrically-powered revolving cutters.
ˌrazor-ˈsharp adjective
as sharp as a razor.

razor

مُوْسَى břitva barberkniv Rasiermesser ξυράφι navaja barbera parranajokone rasoir brijač rasoio かみそり 면도칼 scheerapparaat barberhøvel brzytwa navalha бритва rakhyvel มีดโกน tıraş bıçağı dao cạo 剃刀

razor

n. navaja, cuchilla.

razor

n maquinilla or máquina de afeitar; electric — máquina de afeitar (eléctrica), afeitadora; safety o manual — maquinilla de afeitar, maquinilla (fam), rastrillo, máquina de afeitar (manual)
References in classic literature ?
While they were grinding their razors some Tramps passing that way stole the shrouds.
Here are my razors --the best of steel; here, and make the barbs sharp as the needle-sleet of the Icy Sea.
There was a wild consultation, and afterwards a hurrying to and fro and a feverish gathering up of razors from obscure places and a ransacking for soap.
The safety razor was a great achievement for Saxon.
Of this package the chief contents were a razor with its case, a supply of needles and thread, a pound or two of tobacco and a few yards of bright-coloured calico.
I am convinced that in some box he has a razor hidden, tied round with silk, just like the one that Moscow murderer had.
I saw an open razor, stained with smears of blood, at his side.
the pleasure of stropping the razor day after day, feeling the sharp edge, and thinking of the gash one stroke of its thin, bright edge would make!
Bar's knowledge of that agglomeration of jurymen which is called humanity was as sharp as a razor; yet a razor is not a generally convenient instrument, and Physician's plain bright scalpel, though far less keen, was adaptable to far wider purposes.
The throat had evidently been cut with some very sharp instrument - probably with a razor.
I was watching to see where he kept his razor, when lo and behold, he takes the harpoon from the bed corner, slips out the long wooden stock, unsheathes the head, whets it a little on his boot, and striding up to the bit of mirror against the wall, begins a vigorous scraping, or rather harpooning of his cheeks.
So he flew down and got that acorn, and fetched it up and dropped it in, and was just tilting his head back, with the heavenliest smile on his face, when all of a sudden he was paralyzed into a listening attitude and that smile faded gradually out of his countenance like breath off'n a razor, and the queerest look of surprise took its place.