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English noun: blade

1. blade (plant) especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole


Synonymsleaf blade


Broader (hypernym)foliage, leaf, leafage

2. blade (person) a dashing young man


SamplesGay young blades bragged of their amorous adventures.


Broader (hypernym)spring chicken, young person, younker, youth

3. blade (object) something long and thin resembling a blade of grass


SamplesA blade of lint on his suit.


Broader (hypernym)ribbon, thread

4. blade (artifact) a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard


Synonymsbrand, steel, sword


Broader (hypernym)arm, weapon, weapon system


Narrower (hyponym)backsword, broadsword, cavalry sword, cutlas, cutlass, falchion, fencing sword, rapier, saber, sabre, tuck


Instance hyponymExcalibur


Part holonymblade, foible, forte, haft, helve, hilt, peak, point, tip

5. blade (food) a cut of beef from the shoulder blade


Broader (hypernym)cut of beef


Part meronymchuck

6. blade (body) a broad flat body part (as of the shoulder or tongue)


Broader (hypernym)anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure


Narrower (hyponym)vane, web

7. blade (artifact) the part of the skate that slides on the ice


Broader (hypernym)runner


Part meronymice skate

8. blade (artifact) flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water


Synonymsvane


Broader (hypernym)rotating mechanism


Narrower (hyponym)fan blade, impeller, paddle, rudder blade


Part meronymaerogenerator, chopper, eggbeater, helicopter, oar, propeller, propellor, turbine, whirlybird, wind generator, windmill

9. blade (artifact) the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge


Broader (hypernym)cutting implement


Narrower (hyponym)knife blade, razorblade


Part holonymcutting edge, knife edge


Part meronymax, axe, blade, brand, knife, lawn mower, mower, pair of scissors, scissors, spatula, spatula, steel, sword









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