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blade  (bld)
1. The flat cutting part of a sharpened weapon or tool.
a. A sword.
b. A swordsman.
3. Archaeology A slender, sharp-edged flake that is at least twice as long as it is wide.
4. A dashing youth.
a. A flat thin part or section, especially one that makes contact to perform a desired action: the blade of an oar; the blade of a hockey stick.
b. An arm of a rotating mechanism: the blade of a propeller; the blade of food processor.
c. A long, thin, often curved piece, as of metal or rubber, used for plowing, clearing, or wiping.
6. The metal runner of an ice skate.
7. A wide flat bone or bony part.
8. The flat upper surface of the tongue just behind the tip.
9. Botany
a. The expanded part of a leaf or petal.
b. The leaf of grasses or similar plants.
intr.v. blad·ed, blad·ing, blades
To skate on in-line skates.

[Middle English, from Old English bl?d; see bhel-3 in Indo-European roots.]

bladed adj.

blade [bleɪd]
1. the part of a sharp weapon, tool, etc., that forms the cutting edge
2. (Engineering / Tools) (plural) Austral and NZ hand shears used for shearing sheep
3. the thin flattish part of various tools, implements, etc., as of a propeller, turbine, etc
4. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Botany) the flattened expanded part of a leaf, sepal, or petal
5. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Botany) the long narrow leaf of a grass or related plant
6. (Individual Sports, other than specified) the striking surface of a bat, club, stick, or oar
7. the metal runner on an ice skate
8. (Social Science / Archaeology) Archaeol a long thin flake of flint, possibly used as a tool
9. (Linguistics / Phonetics & Phonology) the upper part of the tongue lying directly behind the tip
10. Archaic a dashing or swaggering young man
11. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Anatomy) short for shoulder blade
12. a poetic word for a sword, swordsman
[Old English bl?d; related to Old Norse blath leaf, Old High German blat, Latin folium leaf]
bladed  adj

blade  (bld)
a. The expanded part of a leaf or petal. Also called lamina. See more at leaf.
b. The leaf of grasses and similar plants.
2. A stone tool consisting of a slender, sharp-edged, unserrated flake that is at least twice as long as it is wide. Blade tools were developed late in the stone tool tradition, after core and flake tools, and were probably used especially as knives.

blade  /bled/  n. narrow, flat piece of s.t.: The blades of an airplane propeller turn very fast.||a blade of grass blade

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