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Definition of the noun adze

What does adze mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adzes

  1. an edge tool used to cut and shape wood
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • alternative spelling: adz
    • more generic term: edge tool = any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge

Alternative definition of the noun adze


  1. A cutting tool that has a curved blade set at a right angle to the handle and is used in shaping wood.

Definition of the verb adze

What does adze mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: adzed | adzing | adzes

  1. To shape a material using an adze.


Adze a.k.a. Adže is a village in the municipality of Maglaj, Bosnia and Herzegovina.


"Adze" is a musical album of Twilight Kingdom.

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The adze is a vampiric being in Ewe folklore. The Ewe are located in Togo and Ghana. In the wild, the adze takes the form of a firefly, though it will transform into human shape upon capture. When in human form, the adze has the power to possess humans.

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Google previewThe Perfect Edge (2012)

The Ultimate Guide to Sharpening for Woodworkers by Ron Hock

An adze is an axe with the cutting edge turned sideways and is used for surfacing and dimensioning rough timber into lumber. A carvers' adze is smaller, its curved blade used for hollowing. Lipped adzes are used to cut cross-grain. The same ...

Google previewDigital Heritage (2006)

by Lindsay MacDonald

45The adze is an axe-like tool, with a horizontal edge. It was used in the preliminary roughing out stages of carving and for hollowing. 46Sundström, R. 2000, Conservation Report, Victoria and ...

Google previewVampire Universe (2006)

The Dark World of Supernatural Beings That Haunt Us, Hunt Us, and Hunger for Us by Jonathan Maberry

The Adze is a deliberate theriomorph— shape-shifting by magic and will into various insect forms such as a firefly, common fly, or large mosquito. These diminutive forms are so common and innocuous that they can bypass any posted guard ...

Google previewNew Practical Speller (1900)

by James Hosmer Penniman

Very large scissors are called shears; a spade is a shovel with a straight edge; an adze is an axe with the blade at right angles to the handle; a sickle is a small scythe with a very curved blade. Dictation. Sunday is the name of a certain day of ...

Google previewIntroductory English reading book (1822)

by William Jillard Hort

The adze is a cutting tool of the axe kind, having a very thin, arched, blade; it is used chiefly for taking off thin chips, and cutting hollow- sides to boards. The auger, or awgre, is a kind of large gimblet, consisting of a wooden handle, and an iron ...

Google previewKnight's American Mechanical Dictionary (1884)

A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering; History of Inventions; General Technological Vocabulary; and Digest of Mechanical Appliances in Science and the Arts

" Adze. The adze is a very ancient tool, and has a curved blade whose ...

Google previewWarrens of the Great Goblin Chief

by Dominick Pelletier

AdzeThe adze is an agricultural tool which looks like a modern-day hoe. It has a heavy, flat, hand-shaped iron blade at the top of a shaft of wood for tilling soil. Chalk Dust – A useful and plentiful powder for throwing into the eyes of an enemy ...

Google previewNew Zealand Māori Word Encyclopedia (2007)

by Sally-Anne Lambert

Steel adze (modern); means: Hollow or cupped shape, as of the palm, foot, funnel etc. kzpu A sandstone used for grinding stone implanents tunaeke. 380 OUR HOMES .

Google previewDictionary of Artifacts (2008)

by Barbara Ann Kipfer

ADZE 5 Adze Adena: a widespread Native American culture of the Early Woodland period in the Ohio Valley and named after the Adena Mounds of Ross County. It is known for its ceremonial and complex burial practices involving the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Spirits and Ghosts in World Mythology (2016)

by Theresa Bane

The adze (“an axe-like tool”) is attracted to, hunts, and takes the blood from only the tribe's most beautiful children. Although the creature normally drinks blood, it can be staved off with offerings of kokosmilch (coconut milk) and palmoel (palm ...

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Adze Meaning

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Scrabble value of A1D2Z10E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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