What does razor mean?

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ˈreɪ zərra·zor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. razor(verb)

    edge tool used in shaving

  2. razor(verb)

    shave with a razor


  1. Razor(n.)

    a device used for shaving, having a replaceable blade with a very sharp edge; also called safety razor. Also a similar device, made of plastic, in which the blade is neither replaceable nor can be sharpened, intended to be discarded after the blade dulls -- called a disposable razor.

  2. Origin: [OE. rasour, OF. rasur, LL. rasor: cf. F. rasoir, LL. rasorium. See Raze, v. t., Rase, v. t.]


  1. razor(Noun)

    A keen-edged knife of peculiar shape, used in shaving the hair from the face or other parts of the body.

  2. razor(Noun)

    Any tool or instrument designed for shaving.

  3. razor(Noun)

    The sharp tusk of a wild boar.

  4. razor(Noun)

    A conceptual device that allows one to shave away unlikely explanations for a phenomenon.

  5. razor(Verb)

    To cut with a razor.

  6. Origin: From rasour, from raser.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Razor(verb)

    a keen-edged knife of peculiar shape, used in shaving the hair from the face or the head

  2. Razor(verb)

    a tusk of a wild boar

  3. Origin: [OE. rasour, OF. rasur, LL. rasor: cf. F. rasoir, LL. rasorium. See Raze, v. t., Rase, v. t.]


  1. Razor

    A razor is a bladed tool primarily used in the removal of unwanted body hair through the act of shaving. Kinds of razors include straight razors, Disposable razor and electric razors. While the razor has been in existence since before the Bronze Age, its modern counterpart was invented in the 18th century, and the 1930s saw the invention of electric razors. In the 21st century, the safety razor – electric or not – is most commonly used by both men and women, but other kinds still exist.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Razor

    rā′zor, n. a keen-edged implement for shaving: a tusk, as the razors of a boar.—adj Rā′zorable (Shak.), fit to be shaved.—ns. Rā′zor-back, a kind of baleen whale, also called Rorqual, Fin-back, or Finner: a hog whose back has the form of a ridge; Rā′zor-bill, a species of auk, common on the coasts of the northern Atlantic; Rā′zor-blade, -clam, -fish, -shell, a bivalve mollusc with an elongated, narrow shell; Rā′zor-hone, a hone for sharpening razors; Rā′zor-paste, a paste for spreading on a razor-strop; Rā′zor-strop, a strop for razors. [Fr. rasoir—L. radĕre, rasum, to scrape.]

Editors Contribution

  1. razor

    A type of device and product created and designed in various colors, blade, handle, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles, used to shave a type of body hair sold as a product in a form of packaging.

    Some women and men use a razor to shave what body hair they need or choose to.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 30, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of razor in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of razor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of razor in a Sentence

  1. Don Rose:

    It could go either way, it's a razor's edge.

  2. Julius Henry Marx:

    Well, I thought my razor was dull until I heard his speech.

  3. Ilze Falb:

    He loved florid verbiage and jaw-jaw until he cuts himself on Occam's razor.

  4. Gyorgy Bakondi:

    If necessary, we can quickly install (a fence) using the razor-wire produced here.

  5. Gene Haas:

    Kurt now is back in the car, i think he's razor focused. He appreciates that driving at this level is a privilege.

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