What does blade mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blade, leaf blade(noun)

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

  2. blade(noun)

    a dashing young man

    "gay young blades bragged of their amorous adventures"

  3. blade(noun)

    something long and thin resembling a blade of grass

    "a blade of lint on his suit"

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

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

  5. blade(noun)

    a cut of beef from the shoulder blade

  6. blade(noun)

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

  7. blade(noun)

    the part of the skate that slides on the ice

  8. blade, vane(noun)

    flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water

  9. blade(noun)

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


  1. blade(Noun)

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

  2. blade(Noun)

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

  3. blade(Noun)

    The narrow leaf of a grass or cereal.

  4. blade(Noun)

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

  5. blade(Noun)

    A flat bone, especially the shoulder blade.

  6. blade(Noun)

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

  7. blade(Noun)

    The flat part of the tongue.

  8. blade(Noun)

    A sword or knife.

  9. blade(Noun)

    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. blade(Verb)

    To skate on rollerblades.

  11. blade(Noun)

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

  12. blade(Noun)

    The rudder, daggerboard, or centerboard of a vessel.

  13. blade(Noun)

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

  14. blade(Noun)

    A dashing young man.

  15. blade(Noun)

    A homosexual, usually male.

  16. blade(Noun)

    Thin plate, foil.

  17. Blade(Noun)

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

  18. Origin: 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blade(noun)

    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. Blade(noun)

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

  3. Blade(noun)

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

  4. Blade(noun)

    the scapula or shoulder blade

  5. Blade(noun)

    the principal rafters of a roof

  6. Blade(noun)

    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. Blade(noun)

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

  8. Blade(verb)

    to furnish with a blade

  9. Blade(verb)

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. blade

    Is the part of a device, knife, razor, tool or machine with an edge that is designed to cut.

    A knife, razor and saw all have a blade that is designed to cut something.

    Submitted by MaryC on October 6, 2015  

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for blade »

  1. baled

  2. abled

  3. abled, 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 He makes the weapons, I use them.

  2. J. M. Barrie:

    Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.

  3. Assyrian Proverb:

    The tallest blade of grass is the first to be cut by the scythe.

  4. The Talmud:

    Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers, Grow, Grow

  5. Rabindranath Tagore:

    A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it

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