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Definition of Sword


  1. An offensive weapon, having a long and usually sharp/pointed blade with a cutting edge or edges. It is the general term, including the small sword, rapier, saber, scimiter, and many other varieties.
  2. Hence, the emblem of judicial vengeance or punishment, or of authority and power.
  3. Destruction by the sword, or in battle; war; dissension.
  4. The military power of a country.
  5. One of the end bars by which the lay of a hand loom is suspended.

Sword Quotations

Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.
John Ray

There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I think every chef, not just in America, but across the world, has a double-edged sword - two jackets, one that's driven, a self-confessed perfectionist, thoroughbred, hate incompetence and switch off the stove, take off the jacket and become a family man.
Gordon Ramsay

Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.
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Sword Translations

sword in Dutch is slagzwaard
sword in German is Schwert
sword in Hungarian is kard
sword in Italian is acciaio
sword in Latin is ferrum, gladius
sword in Portuguese is espada
sword in Spanish is espada
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