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1. The flat cutting part of a sharpened weapon or tool.
a. A sword.
b. A swordsman.
3. Archaeology A slender, sharp-edged flake that is at least twice as long as it is wide.
4. A dashing youth.
a. A flat thin part or section, especially one that makes contact to perform a desired action: the blade of an oar; the blade of a hockey stick.
b. An arm of a rotating mechanism: the blade of a propeller; the blade of a food processor.
c. A long, thin, often curved piece, as of metal or rubber, used for plowing, clearing, or wiping.
6. The metal runner of an ice skate.
7. A wide flat bone or bony part.
8. The flat upper surface of the tongue just behind the tip.
9. Botany
a. The expanded part of a leaf or petal.
b. The leaf of grasses or similar plants.
intr.v. blad·ed, blad·ing, blades
To skate on in-line skates.

[Middle English, from Old English blæd; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

blad′ed adj.
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(ˈbleɪ dɪd)

having a blade or blades.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bladed - bearing or characterized by a blade or swordbladed - bearing or characterized by a blade or sword; often used in combination; "he fought on, broken-bladed but unbowed"
2.bladed - having a blade or bladesbladed - having a blade or blades; often used in combination; "a single-bladed leaf"; "narrow-bladed grass"
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
3.bladed - composed of thin flat plates resembling a knife blade; "bladed arsenopyrite"
crystallography - the branch of science that studies the formation and structure of crystals
thin - of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint"
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