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Definition of the noun machete

What does machete mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: machetes

  1. a large heavy knife used in Central and South America as a weapon or for cutting vegetation
    • example: Tom hacked Mary's leg off with a rusty machete.
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of machete: matchet / panga
    • more generic word: knife = a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point

Alternative definition of the noun machete


  1. A sword-like tool used for cutting large plants with a chopping motion. A machete's blade is usually 50 to 65 centimeters (cm) long, and up to three millimeters (mm) thick.

Definition of the verb machete

What does machete mean as a doing word?


  1. To cut or chop with a machete.
  2. To hack or chop crudely with a blade other than a machete.


  1. "Machete" is a 2010 American action film written, produced, and directed by Robert Rodriguez and also directed by Ethan Maniquis. This film is an expansion of a fake trailer that was included in Rodriguez's and Quentin Tarantino's 2007 Grindhouse double-feature. Machete continues the B movie and exploitation style of Grindhouse, and includes some of the footage. The film stars Danny Trejo in his first lead role as the title character, and co-stars Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Don Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Steven Seagal, Lindsay Lohan, Cheech Marin and Jeff Fahey. This was Steven Seagal's first theatrical release film in eight years since his starring role in 2002's Half Past Dead. Machete was released in the United States by 20th Century Fox and Rodriguez's company, Troublemaker Studios, on September 3, 2010. A sequel, Machete Kills, was released on October 11, 2013.
  2. Machete is a fantasy Philippine drama produced by GMA Network adapted from a character of the same name created by Pablo S. Gomez. Directed by Don Michael Perez, the show premiered on January 24, 2011 replacing Jillian: Namamasko Po on the GMA Telebabad block. The show is broadcast internationally through GMA Pinoy TV on January 26, 2011, two days after its original release. The series is a remake for the movie with the same title which starred Cesar Montano and Rita Avila and was remade again in 1993 which starred Gardo Versoza and Rosanna Roces. The show had its finale on March 18, 2011.
  3. "Machete" is a film, directed by Kurt Neumann.
  4. "Machete" is a 2006 action-adventure drama film written by Pablo Esparza and directed by Roman Hernández Cordova & Pablo Esparza.
  5. "Machete" a.k.a. "El lenguaje de los machetes": Machete is a 2011 drama film written and directed by Kyzza Terrazas.


  1. Machete is the name of three fictional characters in the Marvel Comics Universe.
  2. Machete is a fictional character from the television series Machete.
  3. Machete is a fictional character from the 1966 film Taste for Killing.


  1. "Machete" is a composition, cataloged instance.
    • music and lyrics by Moby
  2. "Machete" is a musical EP of Madhouse Brothers.
    • released on (4 years ago)


  1. Machete a.k.a. Aljur Abrenica is a Filipino actor. He appeared on the fourth season of StarStruck.
  2. Machete is a musician.
    • profession: Musician
    • member of musical group Machete

There are other people with in their name, like Control Machete.


Machete is a musical group.

  • members:
  • nomination: - nominated to MTV Europe Music Award for Best Russian Act


  1. machete a.k.a. The cavaquinho is a small string instrument of the European guitar family with four wire or gut strings. A cavaquinho player is called a cavaquista.
  2. Machete: Isador Cortez, also known as Machete, is a fictional character in the four Spy Kids films, the Grindhouse fake trailer, and the Machete and Machete Kills films. The character is played by Danny Trejo.
  3. The machete is a small stringed instrument from Madeira, Portugal. The instrument has four metal strings, in contrast to its sightly larger cousin the machete de rajão which has five metal strings. The machete is believed to be the immediate predecessor of the ukulele, being introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants in the late 19th century.

Phrases with Machete

  1. Cicurina machete
  2. species Cicurina machete

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Machete

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Google previewCommerce Reports (1922)

MARKET FOR MACHETES IN HAITI. Consul Damon C. Woods, Cape Haitiem. The machete is an implement which is possessed by almost every ...

Google previewSupplements to Commerce Reports (1919)

Review of Industrial and Trade Conditions in Foreign Countries ... by United States. Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce

The machete is the principal agricultural instriunent. The ground. being soft and loamy, is scarcely ever prepared by lplowing. The machete is used to cut away the rank brusi and to ig deep holes into which the grain is dropped. Crows stealing ...

Google previewDominicans in New York City (2015)

Power From the Margins by Milagros Ricourt

A machete is the picture in a passport with a stamped visa or a ...

Google previewSupplement to Commerce Reports (1918)

Daily Consular and Trade Reports Issued by the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, Department of Commerce

The machete is the principal agricultural instrument.

Google previewAmerica's Army and the Language of Grunts (2009)

Understanding The Army Lingo Legacy by E. Kelly Taylor

Machete long, wide, sword-like knife used primarily in jungle operations to clear heavy foliage; large and menacing, the machete is a deadly and gruesome weapon, a weapon of choice for several third-world paramilitary and quasi- military ...

Google previewLabor practices in the cocoa sector of Ghana with a special focus on the role of children

Clearing cocoa plantations with a sharp machete is a potentially hazardous occupation for ...

Google previewDaily Consular and Trade Reports (1919)

The machete is the principal agricultural instrument. The ground, being soft and loamy, is scarcely ever pre red by plowing. The machete is used to cut away the rank brus and to dig deep holes into which the grain is dropped. Crows stealing ...

Google previewChallenging the Phenomena of Technology (2015)

by M. Hayler

The modern machete is a ubiquitous tool in many tropical countries where it is used to cut away vegetation when travelling through dense jungle, to harvest tough crops such as sugar cane, and also for butchering practices where a cleaver is ...

Google previewSe Recréer Femme (1993)

by Renaat Devisch

A woman's machete is a complement to the hoe, and like the latter it carries genital connotations. Used in the entrance to the ritual house, it is not accompanied by any accessories nor is it the subject of any incantation. 6. The only food ...

Google previewFundamentals of Search and Rescue (2005)

by Donald C. Cooper

The machete is a good ...

Google previewHarrap's essential English Dictionary (1996)

machete /ma'Jeti/ noun: machetes A machete is a long, heavy knife ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Owa (2014)

A Language of the Solomon Islands by Greg Mellow

haksoa hacksaw naki sharp stone, cutting stone nakirui fau sharp igneous stone naki parasinaefe machete, bush knife parasimu ronaoqasa machete, bush knife sesero chisel soa saw sufisufi peeler sufia taru1 cutting stone tatapa2 machete ...

Google previewDictionary of Trees, Volume 2: South America (2013)

Nomenclature, Taxonomy and Ecology by M.M. Grandtner, Julien Chevrette

Silanche inga inga de Silanche guaba machete, guabo ...

Google previewThe American history and encyclopedia of music ... (1908)

by George Whitfield Andrews, Edward Dickinson, Arthur Foote, Janet M. Green, Emil Liebling, Josephine Thrall

Machete — Plucked Strings. Spain. A small guitar used in Spain and Portugal. It has a shallow sound-box and four strings and has the compass of an octave. It is a pastoral instrument and a possession of many of the country people who enjoy ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions (2013)

Volume 1: A - L; Volume 2: M - Z by Patrick Taylor, Frederick I. Case

It is in this context of self-expression and identity that the importance of the machete of lwa Ogu Feray (Ogou Feray) can be understood. In Cuban Vodou, the machete of the sacrifice occupies a place of honor in the ounfò, its role enhanced in ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

mammoth Large hammer with wooden head—mallet Large handleless drinking cup—goblet Largeheaded nail or piece of metal—stud Large, heavy, and powerful—hefty Large, heavy cabinet—armoire Large, heavy knife— machete Large, ...

Google previewPonapean-English Dictionary (1979)

by Kenneth L. Rehg, Damian G. Sohl

machete knife, machete: kehpii, naip. machine machine, ...

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For us, genocide was the gas chamber - what happened in Germany. We were not able to realize that with the machete you can create a genocide. (Boutros Boutros Ghali)
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Scrabble value of M3A1C3H4E1T1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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