Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
  • transitive v. To shave, cut, or remove with or as with a razor: razored off the mustache; razored pages from a rare book.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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. A conceptual device that allows one to shave away unlikely explanations for a phenomenon.
  • v. To cut with a razor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A keen-edged knife of peculiar shape, used in shaving the hair from the face or the head; also called a straight razor.
  • 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. A tusk of a wild boar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To shave with a razor, as the face or chin; remove with a razor, as a beard.
  • n. A sharp-edged instrument used for shaving the face or head.
  • n. A tusk: as, the razors of a boar.

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

  • v. shave with a razor
  • n. edge tool used in shaving

Etymologies

Middle English rasor, from Old French, from raser, to scrape; see raze.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French rasour, from raserĀ ("to scrape, to shave"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This razor is his first and he bought it with his own money.

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  • Turns out that the blades are Mach 3, the razor is Mach 5 and the two are incompatible.

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  • Pain stabbed a path across Julia's midriff in short razor-sharp jabs.

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  • "Geldings are all I have for sale except the razor, my Lord," Fearnim said, emphasizing the word razor a little.

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  • I been putting this razor to the test and let me tell you I have found a long term razor aside from my electric water proof razor.

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  • So, for example, an EPC tag can identify an individual pack of razors, or an individual carton, rather than just the type of Gillette razor, which is what a bar code would show.

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