- 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
Related formsblade·less, adjectivemul·ti·blade, nounun·blade, verb (used with object), un·blad·ed, un·blad·ing.
Examples from the Web for blade
Despite a dizzying number of women coming forward against her husband, Camille Cosby refuses to sharpen her blade of vengeance.
The labels included a picture of a butterfly on a blade of grass.
Soon after 1pm, police were called to reports of a man with a blade in the street.London Woman Beheaded by Machete-Wielding 'Madman'|Nico Hines|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Every flower, every blade of grass, every tree had to be created in CG.
I remember being worried by his view of human nature, in A Blade of Light and Hard Rain Falling.Don Carpenter Was a Novelist Both Lacerating and Forgiving|Louis B. Jones|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mr. Langer nodded more decisively than before and plucked a second blade of grass.The Boy Scouts of Lakeville High|Leslie W. Quirk
Because, for three inches of that blade in my heart, I would bless you through the eternities.The Black Douglas|S. R. Crockett
The nurture of these years is as silent as that of the dewdrop upon the blade of grass, but it is as real.The Unfolding Life|Antoinette Abernethy Lamoreaux
Dr. Gordon had told him that only an occasional spot on a blade will work.The Blue Ghost Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
"Everything orderly and sanitary and spick and span—not a blade of grass out of place," was Polly's comment.The Turtles of Tasman|Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for blade
Derived Formsbladed, adjective
Word Origin for blade
Science 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.