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blade

 (blād)
n.
1. The flat cutting part of a sharpened weapon or tool.
2.
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.
5.
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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blade

(bleɪd)
n
1. the part of a sharp weapon, tool, etc, that forms the cutting edge
2. (Tools) (plural) Austral and NZ hand shears used for shearing sheep
3. the thin flattish part of various tools, implements, etc, as of a propeller, turbine, etc
4. (Botany) the flattened expanded part of a leaf, sepal, or petal
5. (Botany) the long narrow leaf of a grass or related plant
6. (Individual Sports, other than specified) the striking surface of a bat, club, stick, or oar
7. the metal runner on an ice skate
8. (Archaeology) archaeol a long thin flake of flint, possibly used as a tool
9. (Phonetics & Phonology) the upper part of the tongue lying directly behind the tip
10. archaic a dashing or swaggering young man
11. (Anatomy) short for shoulder blade
12. a poetic word for a sword, swordsman
[Old English blæd; related to Old Norse blath leaf, Old High German blat, Latin folium leaf]
ˈbladed adj
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blade

(bleɪd)

n.
1. the flat cutting part of an implement, as a knife.
2. sword.
3. a similar part, as of a mechanism, used for clearing, wiping, scraping, etc.
4. the arm of a propeller or other similar rotary mechanism, as an electric fan.
5.
a. the leaf of a plant, esp. of a grass or cereal.
b. the broad part of a leaf.
6. the metal part of an ice skate that comes into contact with the ice; runner.
7. a thin, flat part of something, as of an oar or a bone: shoulder blade.
8. a dashing, swaggering, or jaunty young man.
10.
a. the upper surface of the tongue directly behind the tip.
b. the foremost portion of the tongue, including the upper and lower surfaces and the tip.
11. the elongated hind part of a fowl's single comb.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English blæd blade of grass]
blade′less, adj.
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blade

(blād)
1. The expanded part of a leaf or petal. See more at leaf.
2. The leaf of grasses and similar plants.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blade - especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petioleblade - especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole
foliage, leaf, leafage - the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
2.blade - a dashing young manblade - a dashing young man; "gay young blades bragged of their amorous adventures"
spring chicken, young person, younker, youth - a young person (especially a young man or boy)
3.blade - something long and thin resembling a blade of grass; "a blade of lint on his suit"
ribbon, thread - any long object resembling a thin line; "a mere ribbon of land"; "the lighted ribbon of traffic"; "from the air the road was a grey thread"; "a thread of smoke climbed upward"
4.blade - a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guardblade - a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
backsword - a sword with only one cutting edge
blade - the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge
broadsword - a sword with a broad blade and (usually) two cutting edges; used to cut rather than stab
cavalry sword, saber, sabre - a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back
cutlas, cutlass - a short heavy curved sword with one edge; formerly used by sailors
falchion - a short broad slightly convex medieval sword with a sharp point
fencing sword - a sword used in the sport of fencing
foible - the weaker part of a sword's blade from the forte to the tip
forte - the stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible
haft, helve - the handle of a weapon or tool
hilt - the handle of a sword or dagger
rapier, tuck - a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges
weapon, weapon system, arm - any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon"
tip, peak, point - a V shape; "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
5.blade - a cut of beef from the shoulder bladeblade - a cut of beef from the shoulder blade
cut of beef - cut of meat from beef cattle
chuck - the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade
6.blade - a broad flat body part (as of the shoulder or tongue)blade - a broad flat body part (as of the shoulder or tongue)
web, vane - the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
7.blade - the part of the skate that slides on the iceblade - the part of the skate that slides on the ice
ice skate - skate consisting of a boot with a steel blade fitted to the sole
runner - device consisting of the parts on which something can slide along
8.blade - flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or waterblade - flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water
fan blade - blade of a rotating fan
eggbeater, helicopter, whirlybird, chopper - an aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades
impeller - the blade of a rotor (as in the compressor of a jet engine)
oar - an implement used to propel or steer a boat
paddle - a blade of a paddle wheel or water wheel
propeller, propellor - a mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water
rotating mechanism - a mechanism that rotates
rudder blade - the vertical blade on a rudder
turbine - rotary engine in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid is converted into mechanical energy by causing a bladed rotor to rotate
aerogenerator, wind generator, windmill - generator that extracts usable energy from winds
9.blade - the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edgeblade - the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge
ax, axe - an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle
cutting implement - a tool used for cutting or slicing
knife - edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle
knife blade - the blade of a knife
knife edge, cutting edge - the sharp cutting side of the blade of a knife
lawn mower, mower - garden tool for mowing grass on lawns
razorblade - a blade that has very sharp edge
pair of scissors, scissors - an edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades
spatula - a hand tool with a thin flexible blade used to mix or spread soft substances
spatula - a turner with a narrow flexible blade
sword, steel, blade, brand - a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
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blade

noun
The cutting part of a sharp instrument:
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Translations
شَفْرَهطَرَفُ المِجْدافِ العَريضنَصْلوَرَقَةُ عُشْب
čepellopatkaostřístéblo
årebladbladklinge
terälapa
oštrica
penge
blaðblaîegggrasstrá; blaîkasverð
ašmenyslaiškasmentė
asmenslāpstiņastiebrs
lamă
čepeľlist
rezilo
blad
ใบมีด
lưỡi dao

blade

[bleɪd] N
1. (= cutting edge) [of knife, tool] → filo m; (= flat part) [of weapon, razor etc] → hoja f; [of skate] → cuchilla f
2. [of propeller] → paleta f; [of oar] → pala f (Aut) [of wiper] → rasqueta f
3. [of grass etc] → brizna f
4. (o.f.) (= gallant) (young) bladegalán m, joven m apuesto
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

blade

[ˈbleɪd] n
[knife] → lame f
[oar] → plat m
blade of grass → brin m d'herbe
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

blade

n
(of knife, tool, weapon, razor)Klinge f; (of pencil sharpener)Messerchen nt; (of guillotine)Beil nt
(of tongue)vorderer Zungenrücken; (of oar, spade, saw, windscreen wiper)Blatt nt; (of plough)Schar f; (of turbine, paddle wheel)Schaufel f; (of propeller)Blatt nt, → Flügel m
(of leaf)Blatt nt, → Spreite f (spec); (of grass, corn)Halm m, → Spreite f (spec)
(liter, = sword) → Klinge f (liter)
(old, = dashing fellow) → schmucker Bursch (old)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

blade

[bleɪd] n (cutting edge) → lama; (of safety razor) → lametta; (of propeller) → pala
blade of grass → filo d'erba
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

blade

(bleid) noun
1. the cutting part of a knife etc. His penknife has several different blades.
2. the flat part of a leaf etc. a blade of grass.
3. the flat part of an oar.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

blade

نَصْل ostří klinge Klinge λεπίδα hoja terä lame oštrica lama snijgedeelte blad ostrze lâmina лезвие blad ใบมีด bıçak lưỡi dao 刀刃
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blade

n hoja; razor — cuchilla (de afeitar), hoja de afeitar
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References in classic literature ?
"Then stand on your guard, sir!" With a clatter and dash the two blades met once more, Alleyne pressing in so as to keep within the full sweep of the heavy blade, while Tranter as continually sprang back to have space for one of his fatal cuts.
I, who have faced and conquered in my time thousands of sinewy warriors and tempered blades, shall not be turned back by wind; nor no more shall you, Thark."
Some gamesome wights will tell you that they have to plant weeds there, they don't grow naturally; that they import Canada thistles; that they have to send beyond seas for a spile to stop a leak in an oil cask; that pieces of wood in Nantucket are carried about like bits of the true cross in Rome; that people there plant toadstools before their houses, to get under the shade in summer time; that one blade of grass makes an oasis, three blades in a day's walk a prairie; that they wear quicksand shoes, something like Laplander snowshoes; that they are so shut up, belted about, every way inclosed, surrounded, and made an utter island of by the ocean, that to their very chairs and tables small clams will sometimes be found adhering, as to the backs of sea turtles.
Once more Carthoris and Kar Komak had recourse to their blades, and before they had won their way to one of the lifts the noise of the conflict must have aroused the entire palace, for they heard men shouting, and as they passed the many levels on their quick passage to the landing-stage they saw armed men running hither and thither in search of the cause of the commotion.
The first intimation he had that he had been discovered was when his foot was suddenly seized, and he was yanked violently from beneath the hides to find himself surrounded by menacing blades. They would have slain him on the spot had not one clothed all in red held them back, saying that He Who Speaks for Luata desired to see this strange creature.
Gathering in Green River valley Visitings and feastings of leaders Rough wassailing among the trappers Wild blades of the mountains Indian belles Potency of bright beads and red blankets Arrival of supplies Revelry and extravagance Mad wolves The lost Indian
Then the screw set to work at its maximum speed, its four blades beating the waves with in describable force.
They thronged the narrow length of our schooner's decks with their ornamented and barbarous crowd, with the variegated colours of checkered sarongs, red turbans, white jackets, embroideries; with the gleam of scabbards, gold rings, charms, armlets, lance blades, and jewelled handles of their weapons.
"Well, for instance, when I left her to-day, she put her arms around me and felt my shoulder blades, to see if my wings were strong, she said.
"For which," says he, "I will give you any reasonable price; nor do I insist upon its being silver-hilted; only a good blade, and such as may become a soldier's thigh."
The wonderful turmoil went on--presently a bright spark sprung from a blade, and that blade broken in several pieces, sent one of its fragments flying to the ceiling.
Stubb longed for vermillion stars to be painted upon the blade of his every oar; screwing each oar in his big vice of wood, the carpenter symmetrically supplies the constellation.