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ˈreɪ zərra·zor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. razorverb

    edge tool used in shaving

  2. razorverb

    shave with a razor


  1. Razornoun

    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.


  1. razornoun

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

  2. razornoun

    Any tool or instrument designed for shaving.

  3. razornoun

    The sharp tusk of a wild boar.

  4. razornoun

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

  5. razorverb

    To cut with a razor.

  6. Etymology: From rasour, from raser.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. RAZORnoun

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Razorverb

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

  2. Razorverb

    a tusk of a wild boar

  3. Etymology: [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.]

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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. Gyorgy Bakondi:

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

  2. Thornton Wilder:

    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...

  3. Tristan Walker:

    Shaving irritation and razor bumps [ are ] issues some 80 % of black men and women have globally, if you have curly hair, this is an issue that you're likely to face.

  4. Carolyn Tastad:

    The point of entry into shaving is typically 18 years old. At 18, every young boy gets a Gillette razor. We have a program that delivers that, we had to become more relevant.

  5. Don Rose:

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

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