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Definition of Blade


  1. Properly, the leaf, or flat part of the leaf, of any plant, especially of gramineous plants. The term is sometimes applied to the spire of grasses.
  2. The cutting part of an instrument; as, the blade of a knife or a sword.
  3. The broad part of an oar; also, one of the projecting arms of a screw propeller.
  4. The scapula or shoulder blade.
  5. The principal rafters of a roof.
  6. The four large shell plates on the sides, and the five large ones of the middle, of the carapace of the sea turtle, which yield the best tortoise shell.
  7. A sharp-witted, dashing, wild, or reckless, fellow; -- a word of somewhat indefinite meaning.
  8. To furnish with a blade.
  9. To put forth or have a blade.
  10. The flat part of the tongue immediately behind the tip, or point.

Blade Quotations

The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
Henry Miller

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.
Eleonora Duse

You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.
Isoroku Yamamoto

A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
Rabindranath Tagore

Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.
James M. Barrie
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Blade Translations

blade in Dutch is kling, lemmer, lemmet
blade in French is coupant
blade in German is Schaufel, Klinge, Blatt, Klinge
blade in Italian is spada, taglio, falda
blade in Spanish is corte
blade in Swedish is klinga, knivblad
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