What does blade mean?

Definitions for blade

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blade, leaf bladenoun

    especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole

  2. bladenoun

    a dashing young man

    "gay young blades bragged of their amorous adventures"

  3. bladenoun

    something long and thin resembling a blade of grass

    "a blade of lint on his suit"

  4. sword, blade, brand, steelnoun

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

  5. bladenoun

    a cut of beef from the shoulder blade

  6. bladenoun

    a broad flat body part (as of the shoulder or tongue)

  7. bladenoun

    the part of the skate that slides on the ice

  8. blade, vanenoun

    flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water

  9. bladenoun

    the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge


  1. bladenoun

    The sharp cutting edge of a knife, chisel, or other tool, a razor blade.

  2. bladenoun

    The flat functional end of a propeller, oar, hockey stick, screwdriver, skate, etc.

  3. bladenoun

    The narrow leaf of a grass or cereal.

  4. bladenoun

    The thin, flat part of a plant leaf, attached to a stem (petiole). The lamina.

  5. bladenoun

    A flat bone, especially the shoulder blade.

  6. bladenoun

    A cut of beef from near the shoulder blade (part of the chuck).

  7. bladenoun

    The flat part of the tongue.

  8. bladenoun

    A sword or knife.

  9. bladenoun

    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.

  10. bladeverb

    To skate on rollerblades.

  11. bladenoun

    A throw characterized by a tight parabolic trajectory due to a steep lateral attitude.

  12. bladenoun

    The rudder, daggerboard, or centerboard of a vessel.

  13. bladenoun

    A bulldozer or surface-grading machine with mechanically adjustable blade that is nominally perpendicular to the forward motion of the vehicle.

  14. bladenoun

    A dashing young man.

  15. bladenoun

    A homosexual, usually male.

  16. bladenoun

    Thin plate, foil.

  17. Bladenoun

    someone connected with Sheffield United Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.

  18. 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

  1. BLADEnoun

    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.

  2. Bladenoun

    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.

  3. To Bladeverb

    To furnish, or fit with a blade.

    Etymology: from the noun.


  1. Blade

    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.


  1. blade

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bladenoun

    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

  2. Bladenoun

    the cutting part of an instrument; as, the blade of a knife or a sword

  3. Bladenoun

    the broad part of an oar; also, one of the projecting arms of a screw propeller

  4. Bladenoun

    the scapula or shoulder blade

  5. Bladenoun

    the principal rafters of a roof

  6. Bladenoun

    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

  7. Bladenoun

    a sharp-witted, dashing, wild, or reckless, fellow; -- a word of somewhat indefinite meaning

  8. Bladeverb

    to furnish with a blade

  9. Bladeverb

    to put forth or have a blade


  1. 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

  1. Blade

    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.]

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  1. Blade

    of maxilla, see lacinia.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BLADE

    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

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'blade' in Nouns Frequency: #2131

Anagrams for blade »

  1. abled

  2. baled

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blade in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of blade in a Sentence

  1. Blade:

    Blade There are worse things out tonight than vampires. Dr. Karen Jenson Like what Blade Like me.

  2. Blade:

    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

  3. Joe Chenelly:

    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.

  4. Jamie Gillespie:

    There have been major changes in the last two to three years, it used to be that there were only two types of running blade, but companies are now offering a greater range for different competitions, adjusted to boost performance, so the challenge now is to find the right blade for the right person for the right sport.

  5. Rabindranath Tagore:

    In the world's audience hall, the simple blade of grass sits on the same carpet with the sunbeams, and the stars of midnight.

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