blade Definition

  • 1the flat cutting edge of a knife, saw, or other tool or weapon
  • 2the flat part of a leaf, especially the leaf of grass
  • 3a long, narrow leaf of a plant, especially a cereal

Using blade: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "blade" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He sharpened the blade of his knife.

  • Example

    The blade of the sword gleamed in the sunlight.

  • Example

    The blades of grass were wet with dew.

  • Example

    The combine harvester cut through the field of wheat with its blades.

blade Synonyms and Antonyms

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Antonyms for blade

Idioms Using blade

  • put your shoulder to the wheel/blade

    to work hard and make a great effort to achieve something


    We need to put our shoulders to the wheel if we want to finish this project on time.

  • on the cutting edge/blade

    at the forefront of new developments or trends


    The company is always on the cutting edge of technology.

  • a double-edged sword/blade

    something that has both advantages and disadvantages


    Social media can be a double-edged sword, providing both connection and distraction.

Phrases with blade

  • a small, thin, sharp-edged metal strip used for shaving


    He cut himself while changing the razor blade.

  • blade of grass

    the flat part of a leaf of grass


    The blades of grass were covered in dew.

  • the sharp edge of a knife


    He carefully sharpened the blade of his knife.


Summary: blade in Brief

The term 'blade' [bleɪd] refers to the flat cutting edge of a tool or weapon, such as a knife or sword. It also denotes the flat part of a leaf, particularly of grass, and a long, narrow leaf of a plant. Phrases like 'razor blade' and 'blade of grass' are common, while idioms like 'put your shoulder to the wheel/blade' and 'on the cutting edge/blade' express hard work and innovation, respectively.

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