sword Definition

a weapon with a long metal blade and a handle, used for fighting.

Using sword: Examples

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

  • Example

    The knight drew his sword from its scabbard.

  • Example

    She trained for years to become a master of the sword.

  • Example

    The two warriors clashed swords in a fierce battle.

sword Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with sword

  • cross swords (with someone)

    to have an argument or dispute with someone


    I crossed swords with my boss over the new project proposal.

  • double-edged sword

    something that has both advantages and disadvantages


    Working from home is a double-edged sword; it saves time on commuting but can lead to longer work hours.

  • sword of Damocles

    a situation or problem that causes constant worry or anxiety


    Ever since he lost his job, the fear of not being able to pay rent has been a sword of Damocles hanging over his head.


Summary: sword in Brief

A 'sword' [sɔːrd] is a long metal blade with a handle, used for fighting. It is often associated with knights and warriors, as in 'The knight drew his sword from its scabbard.' The phrase 'cross swords (with someone)' means to argue or dispute with someone, while 'double-edged sword' refers to something with both advantages and disadvantages.

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