What does scythe mean?

Definitions for scythe
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scythe(verb)

    an edge tool for cutting grass; has a long handle that must be held with both hands and a curved blade that moves parallel to the ground

  2. scythe(verb)

    cut with a scythe

    "scythe grass or grain"

Wiktionary

  1. scythe(Noun)

    An instrument for mowing grass, grain, or the like, by hand, composed of a long, curving blade, with the concave edge sharped, made fast to a long handle, called a snath, which is bent into a form convenient for use.

    Etymology: From sythe or sithe, from sīðe. The silent c appeared in the early 15th century because it was wrongly thought that the word was linked to Latin scissor ("carver, cutter") and scindere ("to cut").

  2. scythe(Noun)

    A scythe-shaped blade attached to ancient war chariots.

    Etymology: From sythe or sithe, from sīðe. The silent c appeared in the early 15th century because it was wrongly thought that the word was linked to Latin scissor ("carver, cutter") and scindere ("to cut").

  3. scythe(Verb)

    To cut with a scythe; to cut off as with a scythe; to mow.

    Etymology: From sythe or sithe, from sīðe. The silent c appeared in the early 15th century because it was wrongly thought that the word was linked to Latin scissor ("carver, cutter") and scindere ("to cut").

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scythe(noun)

    an instrument for mowing grass, grain, or the like, by hand, composed of a long, curving blade, with a sharp edge, made fast to a long handle, called a snath, which is bent into a form convenient for use

    Etymology: [OE. sithe, AS. se, sige; akin to Icel. sigr a sickle, LG. segd, seged, seed, seid, OHG. segansa sickle, scythe, G. sense scythe, and to E. saw a cutting instrument. See Saw.]

  2. Scythe(noun)

    a scythe-shaped blade attached to ancient war chariots

    Etymology: [OE. sithe, AS. se, sige; akin to Icel. sigr a sickle, LG. segd, seged, seed, seid, OHG. segansa sickle, scythe, G. sense scythe, and to E. saw a cutting instrument. See Saw.]

  3. Scythe(verb)

    to cut with a scythe; to cut off as with a scythe; to mow

    Etymology: [OE. sithe, AS. se, sige; akin to Icel. sigr a sickle, LG. segd, seged, seed, seid, OHG. segansa sickle, scythe, G. sense scythe, and to E. saw a cutting instrument. See Saw.]

Freebase

  1. Scythe

    A scythe is an agricultural hand tool for mowing grass or reaping crops. It was largely replaced by horse-drawn and then tractor machinery, but is still used in some areas of Europe and Asia. The Grim Reaper and the Greek Titan Cronus are often depicted carrying or wielding a scythe.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scythe

    sīth, n. a kind of sickle: an instrument with a large curved blade for mowing grass, &c.—v.t. to cut with a scythe, to mow.—adj. Scythed, armed with scythes.—ns. Scythe′man, one who uses a scythe; Scythe′-stone, a whet for scythes. [A.S. síthe; Ice. sigdhr. Low Ger. seged.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scythe in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scythe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of scythe in a Sentence

  1. Assyrian Proverb:

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

Images & Illustrations of scythe

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