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Blade

Blade appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • KC. A blade, pistol or tiny sword. Non-drowsy nitro? Lots. I pedal back.
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun blade:

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Definition of the noun blade

What does blade mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: blades

  1. especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • synonym of blade: leaf blade
    • more generic words: foliage / leaf / leafage = the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
  2. a dashing young man
  3. something long and thin resembling a blade of grass
    • example: a blade of lint on his suit
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic words: ribbon / thread = any long object resembling a thin line
  4. a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of blade: brand / steel / sword
    • more generic terms: arm / weapon / weapon system = any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
    • more specific terms:
      • backsword = a sword with only one cutting edge
      • broadsword = a sword with a broad blade and (usually) two cutting edges
      • cavalry sword / saber / sabre = a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back
      • cutlass / cutlas = a short heavy curved sword with one edge
      • falchion = a short broad slightly convex medieval sword with a sharp point
      • fencing sword = a sword used in the sport of fencing
      • rapier / tuck = a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges
    • instance: Excalibur = the legendary sword of King Arthur
    • parts:
      • foible = the weaker part of a sword's blade from the forte to the tip
      • forte = the stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible
      • helve / haft = the handle of a weapon or tool
      • hilt = the handle of a sword or dagger
      • point / peak / tip = a V shape
  5. a cut of beef from the shoulder blade
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic term: cut of beef = cut of meat from beef cattle
    • part of: chuck = the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade
  6. a broad flat body part (as of the shoulder or tongue)
  7. the part of the skate that slides on the ice
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: runner = device consisting of the parts on which something can slide along
    • part of: ice skate = skate consisting of a boot with a steel blade fitted to the sole
  8. flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of blade: vane
    • more generic term: rotating mechanism = a mechanism that rotates
    • more specific terms:
    • part of: chopper / eggbeater / helicopter / whirlybird = an aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades; oar = an implement used to propel or steer a boat; propeller / propellor = a mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water; turbine = rotary engine in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid is converted into mechanical energy by causing a bladed rotor to rotate; aerogenerator / wind generator / windmill = generator that extracts usable energy from winds
  9. the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic term: cutting implement = a tool used for cutting or slicing
    • more specific terms:
    • part of: ax / axe = an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle; knife = edge tool used as a cutting instrument; lawn mower / mower = garden tool for mowing grass on lawns; pair of scissors / scissors = an edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades; spatula = a hand tool with a thin flexible blade used to mix or spread soft substances; spatula = a turner with a narrow flexible blade; brand / steel / sword = a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
    • part: cutting edge / knife edge = the sharp cutting side of the blade of a knife

Alternative definition of the noun blade

noun

  1. The sharp cutting edge of a knife, chisel, or other tool, a razor blade.
  2. The flat functional end of a propeller, oar, hockey stick, screwdriver, skate, etc.
  3. The narrow leaf of a grass or cereal.
  4. [botany] The thin, flat part of a plant leaf, attached to a stem (petiole). The lamina.
  5. A flat bone, especially the shoulder blade.
  6. A cut of beef from near the shoulder blade (part of the chuck).
  7. The flat part of the tongue.
  8. [poetic] A sword or knife.
  9. [archaeology] A piece of prepared, sharp-edged stone, often flint, at least twice as long as it is wide; a long flake of ground-edge stone or knapped vitreous stone.
  10. [context: ultimate frisbee] A throw characterized by a tight parabolic trajectory due to a steep lateral attitude.
  11. [context: sailing] The rudder, daggerboard, or centerboard of a vessel.
  12. A bulldozer or surface-grading machine with mechanically adjustable blade that is nominally perpendicular to the forward motion of the vehicle.
  13. [dated] A dashing young man.
  14. [slang, chiefly US] A homosexual, usually male.
  15. Thin plate, foil.

Specialised definition of the noun blade

Glossary of sports / canoeing

the widened end of the paddle that does the work in the water

Glossary of sports / fencing

the part of the weapon above the grip. Depending on the position three blade positions are distinguished: invitation (opening), binding, and line. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

the part of a fencing weapon that extends beyond the guard

Glossary of sports / golf

the hitting part of the clubhead on an iron

Glossary of sports / hockey / field hockey

the flat side of the stick's head, which is used for hitting the ball

Glossary of sports / hockey / ice hockey

the flat section of a hockey stick that contacts the puck

Glossary of sports / rowing

the flat part of the oar or scull that enters the water during the rowing stroke (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / table tennis

the wooden bat excluding its rubber covering (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

the paddle without its rubber surface

Definition of the verb blade

What does blade mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: bladed | blading | blades

  1. [informal] To skate on rollerblades.

Specialised definition of the verb blade

Glossary of sports / golf

to top an iron shot

Films

  1. "Blade" is a 1998 American Vampire Superhero Action film starring Wesley Snipes and Stephen Dorff, loosely based on the Marvel Comics character Blade. Snipes plays Blade, a human-vampire hybrid who protects humans from vampires.
  2. "Blade" a.k.a. "Blade II" is a 2002 American vampire superhero action film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Blade. It is the sequel of the first film and the second part of the Blade film series, followed by Blade: Trinity. It was written by David S. Goyer, who also wrote the previous film. Guillermo del Toro was signed in to direct, and Wesley Snipes returned as the lead character and producer.
  3. "Blade" is a film.
    • country: United States of America
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Gay pornography
    • released on (17 years ago)
  4. "Blade" is a 1973 mystery and thriller film written by Jeff Lieberman and Ernest Pintoff, and directed by Ernest Pintoff.
    • country: United States of America
    • language: English Language
    • genres: Mystery, Thriller
    • rating: R (USA)
    • released in (42 years ago)
  5. "Blade" is a film, directed by Buck Adams.

Games

  1. "Blade" is a video game based on the 1998 film adaptation of the Blade character that starred Wesley Snipes. The game was developed by Hammerhead and published by Activision for the Game Boy Color and PlayStation in 2000. It follows the adventure of Blade with help of his mentor and friend Abraham Whistler, and with old remembered enemies like Dragonetti and Mannheim.
    • mode: Single-player video game
    • developer: HAL Laboratory
    • genres: Action game, Adventure game
    • publishers: Activision, Activision Blizzard
    • released in (15 years ago)
  2. "Blade" a.k.a. "Severance: Blade of Darkness" is a 2001 3D third-person PC action role-playing game with an accent on close-quarter, hand-to-hand combat. It was created by Spanish developer Rebel Act Studios and published by Codemasters. The original subtitle in direct translation from Spanish is Blade: The Edge of Darkness. There was however a show with the same title in the USA, so the US publisher changed the subtitle to Blade of Darkness and the same label was pressed on the European copies as well, even though no sword of this exact name featured in the game.

Characters

  1. Blade is a fictional character, a superhero and vampire hunter in the Marvel Comics Universe. Created by writer Marv Wolfman and penciller Gene Colan, his first appearance was in the comic book The Tomb of Dracula #10 as a supporting character.
  2. Blade a.k.a. Mannaja is a fictional character from the 1977 film A Man Called Blade.
  3. Blade a.k.a. Takaya Aiba is a fictional character from the 1992 TV anime Tekkaman Blade.

There are other characters with in their name, like Blue Blade, Switch blade, Kamen Rider Blade.

Music

  1. "Blade": Original motion picture score.
    • also known as Blade Soundtrack
    • artist: Mark Isham
    • released on (17 years ago)
  2. "Blade" is a musical single of Warp Brothers, Ali Payami, Aquagen.
  3. "Blade" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  4. "Blade" is a composition.
  5. "Blade" is a composition.
  6. "Blade" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  7. "Blade" is a composition.

People

  1. Blade is a British rapper. His first single, "Lyrical Maniac", was recorded in 1989 and brought Blade to prominence in the then-fledgling British rap scene.
  2. Blade a.k.a. Blade Nzimande: Dr. Bonginkosi Emmanuel "Blade" Nzimande is a South African politician who has been Minister for Higher Education and Training since 2009. He has been the General Secretary of the South African Communist Party since 1998. He has a doctorate degree in philosophy specialising in sociology. He came out strongly against proposals for nationalisation at the COSATU conference in June 2011, stating that it is not "inherently progressive" as it depended on which class interests were being advanced.
  3. Blade a.k.a. Ed Bakey was an actor.
  4. Blade a.k.a. Matthew Morse is a composer.
  5. Blade: Brandon Bowles, better known as Blade, is an American platinum-selling record producer, songwriter and arranger.
    • born in (32 years ago)
    • profession: Songwriter, record producer, singer, rapper
  6. Blade is a film actor.
    • profession: Actor

There are other people with in their name, like blade tc5, Zoë Blade, Jake Blade, Blade Angel, Blade Yocum, Brian Blade, Felix Blade, Jamie Blade, Tommy Blade, Angela Blade and many others.

Business

  1. Blade: Radio Controlled Helicopter brand of Horizon Hobby.
    • also known as Blade RC
  2. Blade is a record label.

Miscellanea

  1. Blade: A blade is that portion of a tool, weapon, or machine with an edge that is designed to cut and/or puncture, stab, slash, chop, slice, thrust, or scrape surfaces or materials. A blade may be made from a flaking stone, such as flint, metal, ceramic, or other material.
  2. The Blade films are based on the fictional Marvel Comics character of the same name, portrayed by Wesley Snipes. They were written by David S. Goyer, Marv Wolfman, and Gene Colan, directed by Stephen Norrington, Guillermo del Toro and Goyer respectively, and distributed by New Line Cinema.
  3. Blade is a long-running consumer magazine about knife collecting.
  4. Blade: In archaeology a blade is a type of stone tool created by striking a long narrow flake from a stone core.
  5. Blade a.k.a. Turbine blade: A turbine blade is the individual component which makes up the turbine section of a gas turbine. The blades are responsible for extracting energy from the high temperature, high pressure gas produced by the combustor. The turbine blades are often the limiting component of gas turbines. To survive in this difficult environment, turbine blades often use exotic materials like superalloys and many different methods of cooling, such as internal air channels, boundary layer cooling, and thermal barrier coatings.
  6. BLADE is a computer program that was developed by Phillip Porras and Vinod Yegneswaran at SRI International; and Long Lu and Wenke Lee at the Georgia Institute of Technology. BLADE is funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, the United States Army Research Laboratory, and the Office of Naval Research. The program is designed to prevent drive-by download malware attacks.
    • developers: Phillip Porras, Vinod Trivandrum Yegneswaran, Long Lu, Wenke Lee
    • genre: Information security
  7. Blade: In geometric algebra, a blade is a generalization of the concept of scalars and vectors to include simple bivectors, trivectors, etc. Specifically, a k-blade is any object that can be expressed as the exterior product of k vectors, and is of grade k.
  8. Blade, also referred to as The Blade Nation, was an underground computer artscene group that primarily released ANSI, ASCII, and high resolution artwork from 1994 to 1997, and during a brief time in 1998.
  9. Blade: The story revolves around Blade, a "Daywalker" vampire hunter who was born with vampire and human blood after a vampire attacked his mother. While visiting Japan on a mission, Blade tracks down Deacon Frost, the vampire who killed his mother. Blade confronts "Existence," a mysterious organization composed of vampires modified by Frost.
    • begun on (4 years ago)
    • genres: Action, Adventure Film, Animation

Phrases with Blade

Phrases starting with the word Blade:

  1. blade bit
  2. Blade Dome
  3. blade apple
  4. blade roast
  5. Blade server
  6. Blade Vertigo
  7. Blade of Grass
  8. Blade Connector

Phrases ending with the word Blade:

  1. fan blade
  2. Gay Blade
  3. Oar Blade
  4. leaf blade
  5. knife blade
  6. Razor Blade
  7. rotor blade
  8. wiper blade
  9. Doctor blade
  10. rudder blade
  11. shoulder blade

Other phrase containing the word Blade:

  1. Dall Blade Shrimp

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Blade

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Google previewApplications of Geometric Algebra in Computer Science and Engineering (2012)

by Leo Dorst, Chris Doran, Joan Lasenby

The word blade refers to an r-blade with the value of r unspecified. Real numbers are...

Google previewGlory in Death (1995)

by J. D. Robb

A blade is a personal weapon, an extension of ...

Google previewContemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - E-Book (2013)

by James R. Hupp, Myron R. Tucker, Edward Ellis

The scalpel blade is an extremely sharp instrument, but it dulls rapidly when it is pressed against bone, such as when making a mucoperiosteal incision. If more than one flap is to be reflected, the surgeon should consider changing blades ...

Google previewIssues in Surgical Research, Techniques, and Innovation: 2011 Edition (2012)

The retained knife blade is an unusual and spectacular injury. The aim of this study was to review our experience with the management of such injuries,” scientists in Cape Town, South Africa report. “A retrospective chart review of patients ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Sword (1995)

by Nick Evangelista

The Japanese sword blade derives its named from its length. The jin tachi* (long sword) blade measures thirty-three inches and over; katana* and tachi* (standard -length, curved, single-edged swords) blades from twenty-four to thirty inches; ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television, 2d ed. (2004)

by John Kenneth Muir

The African American vampire slayer named Blade first came to life in a Marvel comic book called The Tomb ofDracula (issue #10) in the year 1972. Adorned in a leather jacket and “cool” shades (sunglasses), the tough-talking character, like a ...

Google previewJapan Encyclopedia (2002)

by Louis Fr?d?ric, Louis-Frédéric, Käthe Roth

A kind of halberd composed of a long curved blade and a ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (1967)

by Ernest Weekley

blaar (earlier blader, Flem. bladder), Ger. blatter, ON. bläthra; cogn. with blow1. blade.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Prehistory (2001)

by Peter Neal Peregrine, Melvin Ember

diagnostic material attributes: Primarily a blade ...

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Clothing & Personal Adornment - Clothing & Personal Adornment (2009)

by Ariane Archambault

folding nail file Ridged metal blade used to file down and smooth nails. nail cleaner Fine-tipped beveled blade used to clean the nail's outer edge. nail buffer ...

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Scrabble value of B3L1A1D2E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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