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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blade  \Blade\,  n. 
  The  flat  part  of  the  tongue  immediately  behind  the  tip,  or 
  point. 
 
  ``Lower  blade''  implies,  of  course,  the  lower  instead 
  of  the  upper  surface  of  the  tongue.  --H.  Sweet. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blade  \Blade\  (bl[=a]d),  v.  t. 
  To  furnish  with  a  blade. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blade  \Blade\,  v.  i. 
  To  put  forth  or  have  a  blade. 
 
  As  sweet  a  plant,  as  fair  a  flower,  is  faded  As  ever  in 
  the  Muses'  garden  bladed.  --P.  Fletcher. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blade  \Blade\  (bl[=a]d),  n.  [OE.  blade,  blad,  AS  bl[ae]d  leaf; 
  akin  to  OS.,  D.,  Dan.,  &  Sw  blad,  Icel.  bla[eth],  OHG.  blat, 
  G.  blatt,  and  perh.  to  L.  folium,  Gr  fy`llon.  The  root  is 
  prob.  the  same  as  that  of  AS  bl[=o]wan,  E.  blow,  to  blossom. 
  See  {Blow}  to  blossom,  and  cf  {Foil}  leaf  of  metal.] 
  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. 
 
  The  crimson  dulse  .  .  .  with  its  waving  blade. 
  --Percival. 
 
  First  the  blade,  then  ear,  after  that  the  full  corn 
  in  the  ear.  --Mark  iv  28. 
 
  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.  pl  (Arch.)  The  principal  rafters  of  a  roof.  --Weale. 
 
  6.  pl  (Com.)  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.  --De 
  Colange 
 
  7.  A  sharp-witted,  dashing,  wild,  or  reckless,  fellow;  --  a 
  word  of  somewhat  indefinite  meaning. 
 
  He  saw  a  turnkey  in  a  trice  Fetter  a  troublesome 
  blade.  --Coleridge. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blade 
  n  1:  especially  a  leaf  of  grass  or  the  broad  portion  of  a  leaf  as 
  distinct  from  the  petiole  [syn:  {leaf  blade}] 
  2:  a  dashing  young  man;  "gay  young  blades  bragged  of  their 
  amorous  adventures" 
  3:  something  long  and  thin  resembling  a  blade  of  grass;  "a 
  blade  of  lint  on  his  suit" 
  4:  a  cutting  or  thrusting  weapon  with  a  long  blade  [syn:  {sword}, 
  {brand},  {steel}] 
  5:  a  cut  of  beef  from  the  shoulder  blade 
  6:  a  broad  flat  body  part  (as  of  the  shoulder  or  tongue) 
  7:  the  part  of  the  skate  that  slides  on  the  ice 
  8:  flat  surface  that  rotates  and  pushes  against  air  or  water 
  [syn:  {vane}] 
  9:  the  flat  part  of  a  tool  or  weapon  that  (usually)  has  a 
  cutting  edge 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Blade 
  applied  to  the  glittering  point  of  a  spear  (Job  39:23)  or  sword 
  (Nah.  3:3),  the  blade  of  a  dagger  (Judg.  3:22);  the  "shoulder 
  blade"  (Job  31:22);  the  blade"  of  cereals  (Matt.  13:26). 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  BLADE 
  Basic  Linear  Algebra  for  Distributed  Environments 
 
 




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