Definition of Sword

1. Noun. A cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard.

Exact synonyms: Blade, Brand, Steel
Specialized synonyms: Backsword, Broadsword, Cavalry Sword, Saber, Sabre, Cutlas, Cutlass, Falchion, Fencing Sword, Rapier, Tuck
Terms within: Blade, Foible, Forte, Haft, Helve, Hilt, Peak, Point, Tip
Specialized synonyms: Excalibur
Generic synonyms: Arm, Weapon, Weapon System



Definition of Sword

1. n. An offensive weapon, having a long and usually sharp-pointed blade with a cutting edge or edges. It is the general term, including the small sword, rapier, saber, scimiter, and many other varieties.

Definition of Sword

1. Noun. (weaponry) A long-bladed weapon having a handle and sometimes a hilt and designed to stab, cut or slash. ¹

2. Noun. Someone paid to handle a sword. ¹

3. Noun. (context: tarot) A suit in the minor arcana in tarot. ¹

4. Noun. (context: tarot) A card of this suit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sword

1. a weapon having a long blade for cutting or thrusting [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sword

swoopy
swooses
swoosh
swooshed
swooshes
swooshing
swooshy
swop
swopped
swopper
swoppers
swopping
swoppings
swops
swopt
sword (current term)
sword-and-sandal
sword-and-sorcery
sword-bearer
sword-bearers
sword-bearing
sword-breaker
sword-breakers
sword-cut
sword-shaped
sword and sandal
sword and sorcery
sword arm
sword bean
sword cane

Literary usage of Sword

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

1. Hamlet by William Shakespeare (2001)
"Come hither, gentlemen, And lay your hands again upon my sword, Never to speak of this that you have heard ; Swear by my sword. 160 Ghost. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"During the 16th century the sword became much lighter, the striking of heavy blows having become less of a necessity owing to the discarding of armor on ..."

3. Publications (1848)
"the sword of the magistrate; and conceiveth that Jerome so means, ... Answ. It is no argument to prove that Jerome meant a civil sword, by alleging 1 Cor. v ..."

4. Othello by William Shakespeare (2001)
"sword. One more, one more:} fword once more, Q,. fword: one more; ... sword. — Once more — Jen. Steev. '85, Mai. Rann. 22. ..."

5. Hamlet by William Shakespeare (2001)
"Come hither, gentlemen, And lay your hands again upon my sword, Never to speak of this that you have heard ; Swear by my sword. 160 Ghost. ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"During the 16th century the sword became much lighter, the striking of heavy blows having become less of a necessity owing to the discarding of armor on ..."

7. Publications (1848)
"the sword of the magistrate; and conceiveth that Jerome so means, ... Answ. It is no argument to prove that Jerome meant a civil sword, by alleging 1 Cor. v ..."

8. Othello by William Shakespeare (2001)
"sword. One more, one more:} fword once more, Q,. fword: one more; ... sword. — Once more — Jen. Steev. '85, Mai. Rann. 22. ..."

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