Definitions for scythesaɪð

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

scythesaɪð(n.; v.)scythed, scyth•ing.

  1. (n.)a tool consisting of a long, curving blade fastened at an angle to a handle, for cutting grass, grain, etc., by hand.

    Category: Agriculture

  2. (v.t.)to cut or mow with a scythe.

    Category: Agriculture

Origin of scythe:

bef. 900; ME sith, OE sīthe, earlier sigdi, c. ON sigthr

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scythe(verb)

    an edge tool for cutting grass; has a long handle that must be held with both hands and a curved blade that moves parallel to the ground

  2. scythe(verb)

    cut with a scythe

    "scythe grass or grain"

Wiktionary

  1. scythe(Noun)

    An instrument for mowing grass, grain, or the like, by hand, composed of a long, curving blade, with the concave edge sharped, made fast to a long handle, called a snath, which is bent into a form convenient for use.

  2. scythe(Noun)

    A scythe-shaped blade attached to ancient war chariots.

  3. scythe(Verb)

    To cut with a scythe; to cut off as with a scythe; to mow.

  4. Origin: From sythe or sithe, from sīðe. The silent c appeared in the early 15th century because it was wrongly thought that the word was linked to Latin scissor ("carver, cutter") and scindere ("to cut").

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scythe(noun)

    an instrument for mowing grass, grain, or the like, by hand, composed of a long, curving blade, with a sharp edge, made fast to a long handle, called a snath, which is bent into a form convenient for use

  2. Scythe(noun)

    a scythe-shaped blade attached to ancient war chariots

  3. Scythe(verb)

    to cut with a scythe; to cut off as with a scythe; to mow

Freebase

  1. Scythe

    A scythe is an agricultural hand tool for mowing grass or reaping crops. It was largely replaced by horse-drawn and then tractor machinery, but is still used in some areas of Europe and Asia. The Grim Reaper and the Greek Titan Cronus are often depicted carrying or wielding a scythe.


Translations for scythe

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

scythe(noun)

a tool with a long, curved blade for cutting tall grass etc.

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