What does helve mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. haft, helvenoun

    the handle of a weapon or tool


  1. helvenoun

    The handle or haft of a tool or weapon.

  2. Etymology: From helfe.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Helvenoun

    The handle of an axe.

    Etymology: helfe, Saxon.

    The slipping of an axe from the helve, whereby another is slain, was the work of God himself. Walter Raleigh, History.

  2. To Helveverb

    To fit with a helve or handle.

    Etymology: from the noun.


  1. helve

    A helve is the handle or shaft of a tool or weapon, such as a hammer, axe, or a pick.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Helvenoun

    the handle of an ax, hatchet, or adze

  2. Helvenoun

    the lever at the end of which is the hammer head, in a forge hammer

  3. Helvenoun

    a forge hammer which is lifted by a cam acting on the helve between the fulcrum and the head

  4. Helveverb

    to furnish with a helve, as an ax

  5. Etymology: [OE. helve, helfe, AS. hielf, helf, hylf, cf. OHG. halb; and also E. halter, helm of a rudder.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Helve

    helv, n. the handle of an axe or hatchet: the handle of a forehammer.—v.t. to furnish with a handle, as an axe.—n. Helve′-hamm′er, a trip-hammer. [A.S. hielfe, helfe, a handle.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. helve

    The handle of the carpenter's mauls, axes, and adzes; also of an oar, &c.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of helve in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of helve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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