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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

Against barbarity, poetry can resist only by confirming its attachment to human fragility like a blade of grass growing on a wall while armies march by.
Mahmoud Darwish

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

To us also, through every star, through every blade of grass, is not God made visible if we will open our minds and our eyes.
Thomas Carlyle

We've let the blade of our innocence dull over time, and it's only in innocence that you find any kind of magic, any kind of courage.
Sean Penn

There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.
John Calvin
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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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