noun, verb (used with object), adzed, adz·ing.
- adygei republic,
- adynamic ileus,
- adzhar autonomous republic,
- adzhar autonomous soviet socialist republic,
- adzuki bean
verb (used with object)
Origin of adz
Examples from the Web for adze
He made what is called an adze-handled hammer, the head being attached to the handle after the manner of an adze.Captains of Industry|James Parton
One of them, described as an "adze," was exhibited by Captain Duff, who wrote that there was no stone like it in its neighborhood.The Book of the Damned|Charles Fort
I am a carpenter to trade, as was St Joseph of old; and I handle the hatchet and adze, for your benefit.Economic Sophisms|Frederic Bastiat
Chipping it with an adze, and boring it with an augur, to ascertain its quality.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
Within, there were seats with kneeling-planks, hewed out of hard wood and still bearing the marks of the adze.White Shadows in the South Seas|Frederick O'Brien
Word Origin for adze
also adz, Middle English adese, adse, from Old English adesa "adze, hatchet," of unknown origin, perhaps somehow related to Old French aisse, Latin ascia "axe" (see ax). Spelling with -z- is from 18c. Adze "has been monosyllabic only since the seventeenth century. The word has no cognates, though it resembles the names of the adz and the hammer in many languages" [Liberman, 2008].