What does sickle mean?

Definitions for sickle
ˈsɪk əlsick·le

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sickle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sickle, reaping hook, reap hook(noun)

    an edge tool for cutting grass or crops; has a curved blade and a short handle

Wiktionary

  1. sickle(Noun)

    an implement, having a semicircular blade and short handle, used for cutting long grass and cereal crops

  2. sickle(Verb)

    To cut with a sickle

  3. sickle(Verb)

    To deform (as with a red blood cell) into an abnormal crescent shape.

  4. sickle(Verb)

    To assume an abnormal crescent shape. Used of red blood cells.

  5. sickle(Adjective)

    Shaped like the blade of a sickle; crescent-shaped.

    a sickle moon

  6. Origin: From sicol.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sickle(noun)

    a reaping instrument consisting of a steel blade curved into the form of a hook, and having a handle fitted on a tang. The sickle has one side of the blade notched, so as always to sharpen with a serrated edge. Cf. Reaping hook, under Reap

  2. Sickle(noun)

    a group of stars in the constellation Leo. See Illust. of Leo

  3. Origin: [OE. sikel, AS. sicol; akin to D. sikkel, G. sichel, OHG. sihhila, Dan. segel, segl, L. secula, fr. secare to cut; or perhaps from L. secula. See Saw a cutting instrument.]

Freebase

  1. Sickle

    A sickle is a hand-held agricultural tool with a variously curved blade typically used for harvesting grain crops or cutting succulent forage chiefly for feeding livestock. The diversity of sickles that have been used around the globe is staggering. Between the dawn of the Iron Age and present, hundreds of region-specific variants of this basic forage-cutting tool were forged of iron, later steel. Within the industrial set-up, when the trip hammer took over from men swinging their strong arms at the anvil some models of sickles were produced in up to six different sizes. One noteworthy feature of sickles is that their edges have been made in two very distinct manners/patterns - smooth or serrated. While both can be used for cutting either green grass or mature cereals, it is the serrated sickle that still dominates the duty of harvesting grain - with other words the "reaping". Modern kitchen knives with serrated edges, as well as grain-harvesting machines use the same design principle as prehistoric sickles.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sickle

    sik′l, n. a hooked instrument for cutting grain.—n. Sic′kle-bill, a name applied to various birds with sickle-shaped bill.—adj. Sic′kled, bearing a sickle.—ns. Sic′kle-feath′er, one of the sickle-shaped middle feathers of the domestic cock; Sic′kleman, one who uses a sickle, a reaper.—adj. Sic′kle-shaped.—n. Sic′kle-wort, the self-heal. [A.S. sicol, sicel—L. secula, a sickle—secāre, to cut.]

How to pronounce sickle?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say sickle in sign language?

  1. sickle

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sickle in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sickle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of sickle in a Sentence

  1. Ronit Lupu:

    This discovery represents a highly significant addition to our research of the city and the vicinity. Apart from the pottery, the fascinating flint finds attest to the livelihood of the local population in prehistoric times: Small sickle blades for harvesting cereal crops, chisels and polished axes for building, borers and awls, and even a bead made of carnelian (a gemstone), indicating that jewelry was either made or imported, the grinding tools, mortars and pestles, like the basalt bowl, attest to technological skills as well as to the kinds of crafts practiced in the local community.

  2. Ronit Lupu:

    On completion of the excavations at Shu?fat, it is quite evident that there was a thriving settlement in the Jerusalem area in ancient times. Thousands of years later, the buildings uncovered are of a standard that would not fall short of Jerusalem’s architecture, this discovery represents a highly significant addition to our research of the city and the vicinity. Apart from the pottery, the fascinating flint finds attest to the livelihood of the local population in prehistoric times: Small sickle blades for harvesting cereal crops, chisels and polished axes for building, borers and awls, and even a bead made of carnelian (a gemstone), indicating that jewelry was either made or imported.

Images & Illustrations of sickle

  1. sicklesicklesicklesicklesickle

Popularity rank by frequency of use

sickle#10000#26328#100000

Translations for sickle

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for sickle »

Translation

Find a translation for the sickle definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • Chinese - Simplified 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • Chinese - Traditional 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Spanish Español (Spanish)
  • Japanese 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Portuguese Português (Portuguese)
  • German Deutsch (German)
  • Arabic العربية (Arabic)
  • French Français (French)
  • Russian Русский (Russian)
  • Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • Korean 한국어 (Korean)
  • Hebrew עברית (Hebrew)
  • Ukrainian Український (Ukrainian)
  • Urdu اردو (Urdu)
  • Hungarian Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Hindi मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesian Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italian Italiano (Italian)
  • Tamil தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Turkish Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Telugu తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Thai ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Vietnamese Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Czech Čeština (Czech)
  • Polish Polski (Polish)
  • Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Romanian Românește (Romanian)
  • Dutch Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Greek Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latin Latinum (Latin)
  • Swedish Svenska (Swedish)
  • Danish Dansk (Danish)
  • Finnish Suomi (Finnish)
  • Persian فارسی (Persian)
  • Yiddish ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • Armenian հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norwegian Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English English (English)

Discuss these sickle definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"sickle." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 27 Jun 2019. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/sickle>.

Are we missing a good definition for sickle? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for sickle:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.