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English noun: ax

1. ax (artifact) an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle


Broader (hypernym)edge tool

Narrower (hyponym)broadax, broadaxe, common ax, common axe, Dayton ax, Dayton axe, double-bitted ax, double-bitted axe, fireman's ax, fireman's axe, hatchet, ice ax, ice axe, piolet, poleax, poleaxe, Western ax, Western axe

Part holonymax handle, ax head, axe handle, axe head, blade, haft, helve

English verb: ax

1. ax (contact) chop or split with an ax

SamplesAxe wood.

ExamplesThey ax the trees


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)chop, hack

2. ax (change) terminate

SamplesThe NSF axed the research program and stopped funding it.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)end, terminate

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