Definition of Blade

1. Noun. Especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole.

Exact synonyms: Leaf Blade
Generic synonyms: Foliage, Leaf, Leafage

2. Noun. A dashing young man. "Gay young blades bragged of their amorous adventures"

3. Noun. Something long and thin resembling a blade of grass. "A blade of lint on his suit"
Generic synonyms: Ribbon, Thread

4. Noun. A cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard.
Exact synonyms: Brand, Steel, Sword
Specialized synonyms: Backsword, Broadsword, Cavalry Sword, Saber, Sabre, Cutlas, Cutlass, Falchion, Fencing Sword, Rapier, Tuck
Specialized synonyms: Excalibur
Terms within: Foible, Forte, Haft, Helve, Hilt, Peak, Point, Tip
Generic synonyms: Arm, Weapon, Weapon System

5. Noun. A cut of beef from the shoulder blade.
Generic synonyms: Cut Of Beef
Group relationships: Chuck

6. Noun. A broad flat body part (as of the shoulder or tongue).

7. Noun. The part of the skate that slides on the ice.
Group relationships: Ice Skate
Generic synonyms: Runner

8. Noun. Flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water.

9. Noun. The flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge.
Group relationships: Ax, Axe, Knife, Lawn Mower, Mower, Pair Of Scissors, Scissors, Spatula, Spatula, Brand, Steel, Sword
Generic synonyms: Cutting Implement
Specialized synonyms: Knife Blade, Razorblade
Terms within: Cutting Edge, Knife Edge

Definition of Blade

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To furnish with a blade.

3. v. i. To put forth or have a blade.

4. n. The flat part of the tongue immediately behind the tip, or point.

Definition of Blade

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

2. Noun. The sharp cutting edge of a knife, chisel, or other tool, a razor blade. ¹

3. Noun. The flat functional end of a propeller, oar, hockey stick, screwdriver, skate, etc. ¹

4. Noun. The narrow leaf of a grass or cereal. ¹

5. Noun. (botany) The thin, flat part of a plant leaf, attached to a stem (petiole). The lamina. ¹

6. Noun. A flat bone, especially the shoulder blade. ¹

7. Noun. A cut of beef from near the shoulder blade (part of the chuck). ¹

8. Noun. The flat part of the tongue. ¹

9. Noun. (poetic) A sword or knife. ¹

10. Noun. (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. ¹

11. Noun. (context: ultimate frisbee) A throw characterized by a tight parabolic trajectory due to a steep lateral attitude. ¹

12. Noun. (context: sailing) The rudder, daggerboard, or centerboard of a vessel. ¹

13. Noun. A bulldozer or surface-grading machine with mechanically adjustable blade that is nominally perpendicular to the forward motion of the vehicle. ¹

14. Noun. (dated) A dashing young man. ¹

15. Noun. (slang chiefly US) A homosexual, usually male. ¹

16. Noun. Thin plate, foil. ¹

17. Verb. (informal) To skate on rollerblades. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blade

1. to skate on in-line skates [v BLADED, BLADING, BLADES]

Medical Definition of Blade

1. The expanded part of a leaf or petal. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blade

bladdernose
bladdernut
bladdernut family
bladdernuts
bladderpod
bladders
bladdersful
bladderworm
bladderwort
bladderwort family
bladderworts
bladderwrack
bladderwracks
bladdery
bladding
blade apple
blade bit
blade bone
blade connector
blade implantation
blade roast
blade server
blade servers
bladebone
bladebones
bladed
bladed stance
bladed stances

Literary usage of Blade

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"Petiole green; blade bright green, densely covered with large and small irregular pale ... Petiole grayish red, sparsely and finely streaked; blade a most ..."

2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"It consists of a more or less compressed blade supported on two roots and an inner lobe ... The blade when fully developed has three cusps (r, 2 and 3), ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"Petiole dirty green on the lower surface, bright red above ; blade bright green, ... Petiole reddish, variegated with violet ; blade broadly reddish purple ..."

4. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"Leaves usually stout, the sterile blade nearly sessile, oblong, with close (often Leaves ... Sterile blade distinctly bent over at the tip in the bud, ..."

5. Man by Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (1904)
"Width of blade at uncovered butt end, 30 mm. ; thickness of blade at same place, ... blade crescendo, with a piece cut out parallel to die outer contour ..."

6. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"Petiole green; blade bright green, densely covered with large and small irregular pale ... Petiole grayish red, sparsely and finely streaked; blade a most ..."

7. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"It consists of a more or less compressed blade supported on two roots and an inner lobe ... The blade when fully developed has three cusps (r, 2 and 3), ..."

8. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"Petiole dirty green on the lower surface, bright red above ; blade bright green, ... Petiole reddish, variegated with violet ; blade broadly reddish purple ..."

9. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"Leaves usually stout, the sterile blade nearly sessile, oblong, with close (often Leaves ... Sterile blade distinctly bent over at the tip in the bud, ..."

10. Man by Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (1904)
"Width of blade at uncovered butt end, 30 mm. ; thickness of blade at same place, ... blade crescendo, with a piece cut out parallel to die outer contour ..."

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