Definitions for BLADE
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blade, leaf bladenoun
especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole
a dashing young man
"gay young blades bragged of their amorous adventures"
something long and thin resembling a blade of grass
"a blade of lint on his suit"
sword, blade, brand, steelnoun
a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
a cut of beef from the shoulder blade
a broad flat body part (as of the shoulder or tongue)
the part of the skate that slides on the ice
flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water
the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge
The sharp cutting edge of a knife, chisel, or other tool, a razor blade.
The flat functional end of a propeller, oar, hockey stick, screwdriver, skate, etc.
The narrow leaf of a grass or cereal.
The thin, flat part of a plant leaf, attached to a stem (petiole). The lamina.
A flat bone, especially the shoulder blade.
A cut of beef from near the shoulder blade (part of the chuck).
The flat part of the tongue.
A sword or knife.
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.
To skate on rollerblades.
A throw characterized by a tight parabolic trajectory due to a steep lateral attitude.
The rudder, daggerboard, or centerboard of a vessel.
A bulldozer or surface-grading machine with mechanically adjustable blade that is nominally perpendicular to the forward motion of the vehicle.
A dashing young man.
A homosexual, usually male.
Thin plate, foil.
someone connected with Sheffield United Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
Etymology: blæd ‘leaf’, from bladan, from bʰlh̥₃oto (compare Irish bláth ‘flower’, Tocharian A/B pält/pilta ‘leaf’), from ‘to thrive, bloom’. Similar usage in Sägeblatt, the term for a saw blade. More at blow.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The spire of grass before it grows to seed; the green shoots of corn which rise from the seed. This seems to me the primitive signification of the word blade; from which, I believe, the blade of a sword was first named, because of its similitude in shape; and, from the blade of a sword, that of other weapons or tools.
Etymology: blæd, bled, Sax. bled, Fr.
There is hardly found a plant that yieldeth a red juice in the blade or ear, except it be the tree that beareth sanguis draconis. Francis Bacon.
Sends in his feeding flocks betimes, t’ invade
The rising bulk of the luxuriant blade. John Dryden, Georg.
If we were able to dive into her secret recesses, we should find that the smallest blade of grass, or most contemptible weed, has its particular use. Jonathan Swift, on the Faculties of the Mind.
Hung on every spray, on every blade
Of grass, the myriad dewdrops twinkle round. James Thomson.
Etymology: blatte, Germ. blad, Dutch.
He fought all round about, his thirsty blade
To bathe in blood of faithless enemy. Fairy Queen, b. i.
She knew the virtue of her blade, nor would
Pollute her sabre with ignoble blood. John Dryden, Hind and P.
Be his this sword, whose blade of brass displays
A ruddy gleam; whose hilt a silver blaze. Alexander Pope.
You’ll find yourself mistaken, Sir, if you’ll take upon you to judge of these blades by their garbs, looks, and outward appearance. Roger L'Estrange.
Then turning about to the hangman, he said,
Dispatch me, I pri’thee, this troublesome blade. Matthew Prior.
To furnish, or fit with a blade.
Etymology: from the noun.
A blade is the portion of a tool, weapon, or machine with an edge that is designed to puncture, chop, slice or scrape surfaces or materials. Blades are typically made from materials that are harder than those they are to be used on. Historically, humans have made blades from flaking stones such as flint or obsidian, and from various metal such as copper, bronze and iron. Modern blades are often made of steel or ceramic. Blades are one of humanity's oldest tools, and continue to be used for combat, food preparation, and other purposes. Blades work by concentrating force on the cutting edge. Certain blades, such as those used on bread knives or saws, are serrated, further concentrating force on the point of each tooth.
A blade is a flat, sharp-edged tool or weapon typically made of metal, used for cutting, chopping, or as a weapon. It can also refer to a similar part in a machine or tool that cuts or crushes, such as the blade of a fan or a propeller. Additionally, in botany, a blade refers to the flat, expanded part of a leaf or petal.
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
the cutting part of an instrument; as, the blade of a knife or a sword
the broad part of an oar; also, one of the projecting arms of a screw propeller
the scapula or shoulder blade
the principal rafters of a roof
the four large shell plates on the sides, and the five large ones of the middle, of the carapace of the sea turtle, which yield the best tortoise shell
a sharp-witted, dashing, wild, or reckless, fellow; -- a word of somewhat indefinite meaning
to furnish with a blade
to put forth or have a blade
A blade is that portion of a tool, weapon, or machine with an edge that is designed to cut and/or puncture, stab, slash, chop, slice, thrust, or scrape surfaces or materials. A blade may be made from a flaking stone, such as flint, metal, ceramic, or other material.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
blād, n. the leaf or flat part of grass or corn: the cutting part of a knife, sword, &c.: the flat part of an oar: a dashing fellow.—n. Blade′bone, the flat bone at the back of the shoulder: the scapula.—adj. Blad′ed. [A.S. blæd; Ice. blad, Ger. blatt.]
of maxilla, see lacinia.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Blade is ranked #15912 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Blade surname appeared 1,826 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Blade.
58.2% or 1,063 total occurrences were White.
37.6% or 688 total occurrences were Black.
1.7% or 31 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.2% or 23 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
0.8% or 16 total occurrences were Asian.
0.2% or 5 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'BLADE' in Nouns Frequency: #2131
The numerical value of BLADE in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of BLADE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Blade You better wake up. The world you live in is nothing but a sugarcoated topping There is another world beneath it. And if you want to survive it you better learn how to PULL THE TRIGGER
His right hand came up, I assume out of his pocket, and he had a blade on his hand, his fingers were like two finger holes in the blade and lunged at the congressman. And Congressman Zeldin blocked the first lunge. And then as he tried to lunge again, I grabbed him from behind and tackled him down to the ground and held him on the ground.
Two years, I've been working towards this, and on the last day, Blondie has me doubting the whole thing. We'll leave it up to fate then, shall we, Wolfy? A duel to the death. May the best man win. I cut him down, and that's that. Back to our regularly scheduled international incident. But if he beats me... if I die here... the lock on my blade will disable after a couple hours. What happens after that... is up to you, Wolfy. [Sam to Blade Wolf]
As he has done with the Blade Runner legacy via' Blade Runner 2049'( 2017), Denis Villeneuve is capable of bringing in new fans and sparking renewed interest in the source materials, his film' Arrival' demonstrates that he is capable of handling complex storytelling in a way that still makes it accessible to mainstream audiences.
Blade There are worse things out tonight than vampires. Dr. Karen Jenson Like what Blade Like me.
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