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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

Israel was not created in order to disappear - Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.
John F. Kennedy

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

The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.
Terry Pratchett
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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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