American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An implement consisting of a long, curved single-edged blade with a long bent handle, used for mowing or reaping.
- v. To cut with or as if with a scythe.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument used in mowing or reaping, consisting of a long curving blade with a sharp edge, made fast at an angle to a handle or snath, which is bent into a convenient form for swinging the blade to advantage. Most scythes have, fixed to the principal handle, two projecting handles by which they are held.
- n. A curved sharp blade anciently attached to the wheels of some war-chariots.
- To mow; cut with a scythe, or as with a scythe.
- To arm or furnish with a scythe or scythes.
- To make a curving movement like that of a scythe, in mowing.
- n. An instrument for mowing grass, grain, or the like, by hand, composed of a long, curving blade, with the concave edge sharped, made fast to a long handle, called a snath, which is bent into a form convenient for use.
- n. A scythe-shaped blade attached to ancient war chariots.
- v. To cut with a scythe; to cut off as with a scythe; to mow.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An instrument for mowing grass, grain, or the like, by hand, composed of a long, curving blade, with a sharp edge, made fast to a long handle, called a
snath, which is bent into a form convenient for use.
- n. (Antiq.) A scythe-shaped blade attached to ancient war chariots.
- v. obsolete To cut with a scythe; to cut off as with a scythe; to mow.
- v. cut with a scythe
- n. an edge tool for cutting grass; has a long handle that must be held with both hands and a curved blade that moves parallel to the ground
- From Middle English sythe or sithe, from Old English sīðe ("sickle"). The silent c appeared in the early 15th century because it was wrongly thought that the word was linked to Latin scissor ("carver, cutter") and scindere ("to cut"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English sithe, from Old English sīthe, sickle. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The good senator knows once he steps down the black shrouded being with the scythe is waiting for him.”
“It was called a scythe, an ancient, curved blade, rusted and nicked but still sharp as hell, affixed to the end of a grip with enough bend in it and enough knobs on it so a fellow could get behind it with his weight and strength and swing.”
“Death's scythe is made use of to gather them to their people.”
“Â Having his Black Lantern as part of a Grim Reaper scythe is truly inspired, and even if you don’t know who he is (as most of today’s readers seem not to) you can tell that he’s bad news.”
“Nearly starved to death, she attacks and kills a pig-like creature, only to find that it was being trailed by a pack of what I can only describe as scythe-handed velociraptors with razor-sharp fangs.”
“Outwitting the man with the scythe is a universal activity.”
“The silent whisper of the scythe was the only sound he heard, gasping like the laboring death-rattle of a dying person.”
“It wasn't that the idea was frightening, though indeed it was frightening that a man should sell his soul to a green-eyed man with a scythe, which is what circumstances were trying very hard to suggest had happened.”
“The owner of the scythe was the first to try his fortune and test his father's advice.”
“The scythe was their farming-implement to cut such coarse hay as grew in the bottoms near rivers.”
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