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scythe

 (sīth)
n.
An implement consisting of a long, curved single-edged blade with a long handle, used for mowing or reaping.
tr.v. scythed, scyth·ing, scythes
To cut with or as if with a scythe.

[Middle English sithe, from Old English sīthe, sickle; see sek- in Indo-European roots.]

scythe

or

sieth

n
(Tools) a manual implement for cutting grass, etc, having a long handle held with both hands and a curved sharpened blade that moves in a plane parallel to the ground
vb
(Tools) (tr) to cut (grass, etc) with a scythe
[Old English sigthe; related to Old Norse sigthr, Old High German segansa]
ˈscytheˌlike adj

scythe

(saɪð)

n., v. scythed, scyth•ing. n.
1. a tool consisting of a long, curving blade fastened at an angle to a handle, for cutting grass, grain, etc., by hand.
v.t.
2. to cut or mow with a scythe.
[before 900; Middle English sith, Old English sīthe, earlier sigdi, c. Old Norse sigthr]

scythe


Past participle: scythed
Gerund: scything

Imperative
scythe
scythe
Present
I scythe
you scythe
he/she/it scythes
we scythe
you scythe
they scythe
Preterite
I scythed
you scythed
he/she/it scythed
we scythed
you scythed
they scythed
Present Continuous
I am scything
you are scything
he/she/it is scything
we are scything
you are scything
they are scything
Present Perfect
I have scythed
you have scythed
he/she/it has scythed
we have scythed
you have scythed
they have scythed
Past Continuous
I was scything
you were scything
he/she/it was scything
we were scything
you were scything
they were scything
Past Perfect
I had scythed
you had scythed
he/she/it had scythed
we had scythed
you had scythed
they had scythed
Future
I will scythe
you will scythe
he/she/it will scythe
we will scythe
you will scythe
they will scythe
Future Perfect
I will have scythed
you will have scythed
he/she/it will have scythed
we will have scythed
you will have scythed
they will have scythed
Future Continuous
I will be scything
you will be scything
he/she/it will be scything
we will be scything
you will be scything
they will be scything
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scything
you have been scything
he/she/it has been scything
we have been scything
you have been scything
they have been scything
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scything
you will have been scything
he/she/it will have been scything
we will have been scything
you will have been scything
they will have been scything
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scything
you had been scything
he/she/it had been scything
we had been scything
you had been scything
they had been scything
Conditional
I would scythe
you would scythe
he/she/it would scythe
we would scythe
you would scythe
they would scythe
Past Conditional
I would have scythed
you would have scythed
he/she/it would have scythed
we would have scythed
you would have scythed
they would have scythed

Scythe

An implement for cutting grass by hand. It consists (according to current dictionaries) of a curved blade and a long handle. However, early-twentieth-century mail-order catalogues refer to the blade alone as a scythe. The scythe was developed and used before the advent of the reaper and mowing machine for harvesting small grain and cutting grass for hay. During the Depression of the 1930s, it was used by small farmers who could not afford anything else. Also, see Cradle scythe.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Scythe - an edge tool for cutting grassscythe - an edge tool for cutting grass; has a long handle that must be held with both hands and a curved blade that moves parallel to the ground
edge tool - any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)
Verb1.scythe - cut with a scythe; "scythe grass or grain"
mow, cut down - cut with a blade or mower; "mow the grass"
Translations
مِنْجَل، مِحَشيَحِشُّ، يَقْطَعُ بِمِنْجَل
kosakosit
le
niittääviikate
kosa
kasza
orf og ljárslá meî orfi og ljá
dalgis
izkaptspļaut
coasă
kosa
lieslåslå med lie
tırpantırpanla biçmekkerenti

scythe

[saɪð]
A. Nguadaña f
B. VTguadañar, segar

scythe

[ˈsaɪð] nfaux f

scythe

nSense f
vt(mit der Sense) mähen; to scythe people downMenschen niedermähen
vi to scythe through the crowddurch die Menge pflügen; the motorway scythes through the citydie Autobahn führt mitten durch die Stadt

scythe

[saɪð]
1. nfalce f
2. vtfalciare

scythe

(saið) noun
a tool with a long, curved blade for cutting tall grass etc.
verb
to cut (grass etc) with a scythe.