Definitions for razor
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word razor.
edge tool used in shaving
shave with a razor
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.
A keen-edged knife of peculiar shape, used in shaving the hair from the face or other parts of the body.
Any tool or instrument designed for shaving.
The sharp tusk of a wild boar.
A conceptual device that allows one to shave away unlikely explanations for a phenomenon.
To cut with a razor.
Etymology: From rasour, from raser.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A knife with a thick blade and fine edge used in shaving.
Etymology: rasor, Lat.
Zeal, except ordered aright, useth the razor with such eagerness, that the life of religion is thereby hazarded. Richard Hooker.
These words are razors to my wounded heart. William Shakespeare.
Those thy boist’rous locks, not by the sword
Of noble warrior, so to stain his honour,
But by the barber’s razor best subdu’d. John Milton, Agonistes.
All our lords are by his wealth outvy’d,
Whose razor on my callow beard was try’d. Dryden.
Razor makers generally clap a small bar of Venice steel between two small bars of Flemish steel, and weld them together, to strengthen the back of the razor. Joseph Moxon.
A razor is a bladed tool primarily used in the removal of body hair through the act of shaving. Kinds of razors include straight razors, safety razors, disposable razors, and electric razors. While the razor has been in existence since before the Bronze Age (the oldest razor-like object has been dated to 18,000 BC), the most common types of razors currently used are the safety razor and the electric razor.
A razor is a handheld tool designed with a sharp blade primarily used for removal of unwanted body hair through the act of shaving. There are different kinds of razors including straight razors, safety razors, disposable razors and electric razors.
a keen-edged knife of peculiar shape, used in shaving the hair from the face or the head
a tusk of a wild boar
Etymology: [OE. rasour, OF. rasur, LL. rasor: cf. F. rasoir, LL. rasorium. See Raze, v. t., Rase, v. t.]
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
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.]
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Razor is ranked #29473 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Razor surname appeared 801 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Razor.
52% or 417 total occurrences were White.
43.5% or 349 total occurrences were Black.
2.6% or 21 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.3% or 11 total occurrences were of two or more races.
The numerical value of razor in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of razor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
He loved florid verbiage and jaw-jaw until he cuts himself on Occam's razor.
The guys are doing great, (Monday) they are resting and trying to grow skin back on their fingertips so they can continue to do battle with the hardest climbing sections, which involve grabbing tiny, razor-sharp edges of rock.
I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for...
Learning is like Scanderbeg?s sword, either good or bad according to him who hath it: an excellent weapon, if well used; otherwise, like a sharp razor in the hand of a child.
It grasps them with its talons and then uses its razor-sharp beak to rip its victims to shreds, to basically tear it apart limb by limb, and I guess the shame about making this a state bird is it would serve as a much better mascot for Planned Parenthood.
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- slagtand, skeermesAfrikaans
- navalla, corteAragonese
- موصى الحلاقة, موس الحلاقةArabic
- navallaCatalan, Valencian
- kniv, barberknivDanish
- Rasiermesser, RasierapparatGerman
- cuchilla, razuradora, navaja, gillete, gilletteSpanish
- torahammas, partahöylä, parranajokone, partaveitsiFinnish
- かみそり, 剃刀, レザーJapanese
- mata heuMāori
- stoottand, scheermes, slagtand, mesDutch
- brzytwa, szablaPolish
- navalha, presa, giletePortuguese
- бритва, бријач, britva, brijačSerbo-Croatian
- jilet, usturaTurkish
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