What does Sword mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sword, blade, brand, steel(noun)

    a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard

Wiktionary

  1. sword(Noun)

    A long-bladed weapon having a handle and sometimes a hilt and designed to stab, cut or slash.

    Etymology: From sword, swerd, from sweord, from swerdan, from su̯r̥dhom, from swer-. Cognate with swerd, sword, swird, swurd, zwaard, sweerd, Schwert, svärd, sverð, Old Church Slavonic .

  2. sword(Noun)

    Someone paid to handle a sword.

    Etymology: From sword, swerd, from sweord, from swerdan, from su̯r̥dhom, from swer-. Cognate with swerd, sword, swird, swurd, zwaard, sweerd, Schwert, svärd, sverð, Old Church Slavonic .

  3. sword(Noun)

    A suit in the minor arcana in tarot.

    Etymology: From sword, swerd, from sweord, from swerdan, from su̯r̥dhom, from swer-. Cognate with swerd, sword, swird, swurd, zwaard, sweerd, Schwert, svärd, sverð, Old Church Slavonic .

  4. sword(Noun)

    A card of this suit.

    Etymology: From sword, swerd, from sweord, from swerdan, from su̯r̥dhom, from swer-. Cognate with swerd, sword, swird, swurd, zwaard, sweerd, Schwert, svärd, sverð, Old Church Slavonic .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sword(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. swerd, AS. sweord; akin to OFries. swerd, swird, D. zwaard, OS. swerd, OHG. swert, G. schwert, Icel. sver, Sw. svrd, Dan. svaerd; of uncertain origin.]

  2. Sword(noun)

    hence, the emblem of judicial vengeance or punishment, or of authority and power

    Etymology: [OE. swerd, AS. sweord; akin to OFries. swerd, swird, D. zwaard, OS. swerd, OHG. swert, G. schwert, Icel. sver, Sw. svrd, Dan. svaerd; of uncertain origin.]

  3. Sword(noun)

    destruction by the sword, or in battle; war; dissension

    Etymology: [OE. swerd, AS. sweord; akin to OFries. swerd, swird, D. zwaard, OS. swerd, OHG. swert, G. schwert, Icel. sver, Sw. svrd, Dan. svaerd; of uncertain origin.]

  4. Sword(noun)

    the military power of a country

    Etymology: [OE. swerd, AS. sweord; akin to OFries. swerd, swird, D. zwaard, OS. swerd, OHG. swert, G. schwert, Icel. sver, Sw. svrd, Dan. svaerd; of uncertain origin.]

  5. Sword(noun)

    one of the end bars by which the lay of a hand loom is suspended

    Etymology: [OE. swerd, AS. sweord; akin to OFries. swerd, swird, D. zwaard, OS. swerd, OHG. swert, G. schwert, Icel. sver, Sw. svrd, Dan. svaerd; of uncertain origin.]

Freebase

  1. Sword

    A sword is a bladed weapon used primarily for cutting or thrusting. The precise definition of the term varies with the historical epoch or the geographical region under consideration. A sword in the most narrow sense consists of a straight blade with two edges and a hilt. However, in nearly every case, the term may also be used to refer to weapons with a single edge. The word sword comes from the Old English sweord, cognate to swert, Old Norse sverð, from a Proto-Indo-European root *swer- "to wound, to cut". Non-European weapons called "sword" include single-edged weapons such as the Middle Eastern saif, the Chinese dao and the related Japanese katana. The Chinese jian is an example of a non-European double-edged sword, like the European models derived from the double-edged Iron Age sword. Historically, the sword developed in the Bronze Age, evolving from the dagger; the earliest specimens date to ca. 1600 BC. The Iron Age sword remained fairly short and without a crossguard. The spatha as it developed in the Late Roman army became the predecessor of the European sword of the Middle Ages, at first adopted as the Migration period sword, and only in the High Middle Ages developed into the classical arming sword with crossguard.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. sword

    A well-known weapon of war, the introduction of which dates beyond the ken of history. It may be defined as a blade of steel, having one or two edges, set in a hilt, and used with a motion of the whole arm. Damascus and Toledo blades have been brought to such perfection, that the point can be made to touch the hilt and to fly back to its former position. In the last century every gentleman wore a sword; now the use of the weapon is almost confined to purposes of war. Among the forms of the sword are the rapier, cutlass, broadsword, scimiter, sabre, etc.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sword' in Nouns Frequency: #1938

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sword in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sword in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Sword in a Sentence

  1. George R.R. Martin:

    The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. If you would take a man's life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die... a ruler who hides behind paid executioners soon forgets what death is.

  2. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    I gave 'em a sword. And they stuck it in, and they twisted it with relish. And I guess if I had been in their position, I'd have done the same thing.

  3. The Koran:

    Horse, you are truly a creature without equal, for you fly without wings and conquer without sword.

  4. Eric Trump:

    You know testing is a double-edged sword.

  5. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall:

    On December 22, 1991, Bill Lynn was wrapping Christmas gifts for Bill Lynn grandchildren when Bill Lynn was ambushed outside Bill Lynn home, slashed and stabbed with a sword dozens of times, bill Lynn killer has dodged his death sentence for the better part of three decades by employing much the same strategy he has pursued tonight -- desperately clinging to legal maneuverings to avoid facing the consequences of his heinous crime.

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