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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of ax1.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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. A dismissal or rejection.
  • n. A gigging musician's particular instrument, especially a guitar in rock music or a saxophone in jazz.
  • v. To fell or chop with an axe.
  • v. To terminate or reduce tremendously in a rough or ruthless manner.
  • v. To lay off: to terminate a person's employment
  • n. The axle of a wheel.
  • v. To furnish with an axle.
  • v. Alternative form of ask.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See ax, axman.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See ax.
  • See ax.
  • n. ax.
  • n. An English name of a native species of Lobelia, L. urens.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. chop or split with an ax
  • v. terminate
  • n. an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle

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  • "See ax, axman."
    --GNU Webster's 1913

    April 15, 2011

  • Some people do these to questions.

    October 10, 2008

  • Now that's useful stuff, bilby. ;-)

    December 19, 2007

  • why don't you use that sentence in the haiku list bilby - it's 5 syllables? and such lovely ones to.

    December 19, 2007

  • On the internet one may find an axe in the head.

    December 19, 2007