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blade

[ bleyd ]
/ bleɪd /
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noun

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Origin of blade

before 1000; Middle English; Old English blæd blade of grass; cognate with Dutch blad,Old Norse blath,German Blatt; akin to blow3

OTHER WORDS FROM blade

bladeless, adjectivemul·ti·blade, nounun·blade, verb (used with object), un·blad·ed, un·blad·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for blade

blade
/ (bleɪd) /

noun

Derived forms of blade

bladed, adjective

Word Origin for blade

Old English blæd; related to Old Norse blath leaf, Old High German blat, Latin folium leaf
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Scientific definitions for blade

blade
[ blād ]

  1. The expanded part of a leaf or petal. Also called lamina See more at leaf.
  2. The leaf of grasses and similar plants.
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.
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