- the leaf of a plant, especially of a grass or cereal.
- the broad part of a leaf, as distinguished from the stalk or petiole.
- the foremost and most readily flexible portion of the tongue, including the tip and implying the upper and lower surfaces and edges.
- the upper surface of the tongue directly behind the tip, lying beneath the alveolar ridge when the tongue is in a resting position.
Origin of blade
OTHER WORDS FROM bladeblade·less, adjectivemul·ti·blade, nounun·blade, verb (used with object), un·blad·ed, un·blad·ing.
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How to use blade in a sentence
It began as a dull ache in my left shoulder blade, where it sometimes flared into the scalene muscles along the side of my neck.
Unlike an airplane, a helicopter can even glide vertically because the blades do not see a vertical descent as truly vertical.
A blade steel that prioritizes ease of sharpening will likely be more affordable and is appropriate for occasional, light-duty use.Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Knife|Wes Siler|September 3, 2020|Outside Online
The Scizza from Dreamfarm is particularly great because it has extra-long 12-centimeter blades and an elevated handle so your hands are never in the way as you cut.Pizza cutters that will get you the slice of your dreams|PopSci Commerce Team|September 2, 2020|Popular-Science
The key to those angled cuts is, of course, the blade mounted on the swing arm of the miter saw that moves left and right.Make every project a breeze with the right miter saw|PopSci Commerce Team|August 26, 2020|Popular-Science
Nothing does it quite like deftly decapitating a bottle of bubbly with a gleaming blade.
Despite a dizzying number of women coming forward against her husband, Camille Cosby refuses to sharpen her blade of vengeance.
“Sociable” and “puckish” is how a Toledo Blade headline described them in 1957.Lovable ‘Madagascar’ Penguins Are Known to Rape and Torture in Real Life|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But as soon as she pressed the razor blade against her neck, the guard lowered the gun.How ‘Titanic ’Helped This Brave Young Woman Escape North Korea’s Totalitarian State|Lizzie Crocker|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The labels included a picture of a butterfly on a blade of grass.
The Frenchman's blade scintillated in the setting sun around Haggard's more stiffly held weapon.
The Frenchman never withdrew his blade; but his very anxiety to make a hit was defeating itself.
Right over the stone marker, a long-shafted war-lance was carved—the blade pointing down.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Then he rubbed the blade of his knife back and forth over this till the edge was sharp enough to split a hair with ease.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
He stood up, crowbar in hand, and inserted the chisel blade of the implement between the edge of the door and the doorcase.Dope|Sax Rohmer
British Dictionary definitions for blade
Derived forms of bladebladed, adjective
Word Origin for blade
Scientific definitions for blade
- The expanded part of a leaf or petal. Also called lamina See more at leaf.
- The leaf of grasses and similar plants.