American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of ax1.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. archaic The axle of a wheel.
- v. To furnish with an axle.
- v. Alternative form of ask.
- n. A tool for felling trees or chopping wood etc. consisting of a heavy head flattened to a blade on one side, and a handle attached to it.
- n. An ancient weapon consisting of a head that has one or two blades and a long handle.
- n. informal A dismissal or rejection.
- n. slang, music A gigging musician's particular instrument, especially a guitar in rock music or a saxophone in jazz.
- v. transitive To fell or chop with an axe.
- v. transitive To terminate or reduce tremendously in a rough or ruthless manner.
- v. transitive To lay off: to terminate a person's employment
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. chop or split with an ax
- v. terminate.
- n. an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle
“IV. v.218 (300,8) And where the offence is, let the great axe fall] [W: tax] _Fall_ corresponds better to _axe_.”
“I believe that one of his most famous paintings - the rider on the hill with the curved axe, is meant to depict Kane or was inspired by Kane.”
“Savo, a point in favour of an axe is that most training concentrates on knife defence (for close quarter work) thus an axe allows you surprise.”
“Now we shall have dogs, and in plenty," he remarked grimly, slipping an axe from the sled lashings.”
“Who can say where the axe is going to fall, or which Republican challengers are going to bring their A game? scythia says:”
““Bread that must be sliced with an axe is bread that is too nourishing” - Fran Lebowitz”
“The axe is heavy and sharp, and I want no mistakes.”
“And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.”
““I took out the ice axe from the raincoat, gripped it in my hand and, with my eyes closed, dealt him a terrible blow on the head.””
“It was pointed out to him in no uncertain terms that an axe is a lethal weapon and I seem to recall that his card was withdrawn. on November 3, 2008 at 7: 40 pm | Reply Gastank”
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A very wide category. There are possibly tens of thousands tool words in each of the world's languages.
All these terms have a (different) American English equivalent. Wonder if you can identify them?
All things farm and agriculture related.
A list of English words that are three letters long.
Valid 3-letter words with an x. Also, longer words with more than one x in them.
Non-standard musical terms.
If I've seen it, heard it, or marvelled at it, I'll stick it here.
Modern English words impacted by and descended from Old English.
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