Definitions for axisˈæk sɪs; ˈæk siz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. axis(noun)

    a straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions

  2. axis(noun)

    the main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged

  3. Axis(noun)

    in World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations

    "the Axis opposed the Allies in World War II"

  4. bloc, axis(noun)

    a group of countries in special alliance

  5. axis, axis vertebra(noun)

    the 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head

  6. axis, axis of rotation(noun)

    the center around which something rotates


  1. axis(Noun)

    Axis axis, a deer native to Asia.

  2. Axis(ProperNoun)

    The alliance group before and during World War II consisting of Germany, Italy, Japan, and allied countries.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Axis(noun)

    the spotted deer (Cervus axis or Axis maculata) of India, where it is called hog deer and parrah (Moorish name)

  2. Axis(noun)

    a straight line, real or imaginary, passing through a body, on which it revolves, or may be supposed to revolve; a line passing through a body or system around which the parts are symmetrically arranged

  3. Axis(noun)

    a straight line with respect to which the different parts of a magnitude are symmetrically arranged; as, the axis of a cylinder, i. e., the axis of a cone, that is, the straight line joining the vertex and the center of the base; the axis of a circle, any straight line passing through the center

  4. Axis(noun)

    the stem; the central part, or longitudinal support, on which organs or parts are arranged; the central line of any body

  5. Axis(noun)

    the second vertebra of the neck, or vertebra dentata

  6. Axis(noun)

    also used of the body only of the vertebra, which is prolonged anteriorly within the foramen of the first vertebra or atlas, so as to form the odontoid process or peg which serves as a pivot for the atlas and head to turn upon

  7. Axis(noun)

    one of several imaginary lines, assumed in describing the position of the planes by which a crystal is bounded

  8. Axis(noun)

    the primary or secondary central line of any design

  9. Origin: [L.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'axis' in Nouns Frequency: #2952

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles de Gaulle:

    The sword is the axis of the world, and grandeur is indivisible.

  2. Tom Zegan:

    Time is the measurement of the rotation of the Earths Surface around the Circumference of it's Axis.

  3. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif:

    We have examined all the solutions, which should provide the axis of a final accord between now and the end of June.

  4. Rafael Poveda:

    We want mining to constitute the axis which will allow us to improve living conditions for communities and 15 million Ecuadorians.

  5. Louise Bogan:

    I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy

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