American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A sharp-edged cutting instrument used especially for shaving the face or other body parts.
- n. A device for holding a razorblade, with guards to prevent cutting of the skin. Also called safety razor.
- n. An electric instrument with vibrating or rotating blades used for shaving.
- v. To shave, cut, or remove with or as with a razor: razored off the mustache; razored pages from a rare book.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sharp-edged instrument used for shaving the face or head. The blade is usually made with a thick rounded back, sides hollowed or sloping to a very thin edge, and a tang by which it is pivoted to and swings freely in a twoleafed handle. The tang has a prolongation by the aid of which the razor is firmly grasped and controlled. There are also razors formed on the principle of the carpenters' plane, by the use of which the risk of cutting the skin is avoided. In Eastern countries razors are made with an immovable handle continuous with the blade. Compare
- n. A tusk: as, the razors of a boar.
- To shave with a razor, as the face or chin; remove with a razor, as a beard.
- n. A keen-edged knife of peculiar shape, used in shaving the hair from the face or other parts of the body.
- n. Any tool or instrument designed for shaving.
- n. The sharp tusk of a wild boar.
- n. philosophy A conceptual device that allows one to shave away unlikely explanations for a phenomenon.
- v. transitive To cut with a razor.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A keen-edged knife of peculiar shape, used in shaving the hair from the face or the head; also called a
- n. a device used for shaving, having a replaceable blade with a very sharp edge; also called
safety razor. Also a similar device, made of plastic, in which the blade is neither replaceable nor can be sharpened, intended to be discarded after the blade dulls -- called a disposable razor.
- n. (Zoöl.) A tusk of a wild boar.
- v. shave with a razor
- n. edge tool used in shaving
- From Old French rasour, from raser ("to scrape, to shave"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English rasor, from Old French, from raser, to scrape; see raze. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Or almost any front pocket unless a razor is used to slit the cloth.”
“The razor is in the palm of my hand, I don't know how else to cope”
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“Pain stabbed a path across Julia's midriff in short razor-sharp jabs.”
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“I know it's the end and the razor is my best friend dead - alive”
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