blade /ˈbled/ 名詞
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.
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.
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.
8. 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.
Blade v. t. To furnish with a 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.
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
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,
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
9: the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a
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).