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Definition 1: an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for axe in the sense of this definition

(axe is a kind of ...) any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)

(... is a kind of axe ) an ax used by mountain climbers for cutting footholds in ice

(... is a kind of axe ) a small ax with a short handle used with one hand (usually to chop wood)

(... is a kind of axe ) an ax that has a long handle and a head with one cutting edge and a point on the other side

(... is a kind of axe ) an ax used to slaughter cattle; has a hammer opposite the blade

(... is a kind of axe ) an ax that has cutting edges on both sides of the head

(... is a kind of axe ) an ax with a long handle and a head that has one cutting edge and one blunt side

(... is a kind of axe ) a large ax with a broad cutting blade

(axe is a part of ...) the handle of a weapon or tool

(axe is a part of ...) the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge

(axe is a part of ...) the cutting head of an ax

(axe is a part of ...) the handle of an ax

Definition 2: terminate - [verb of change]

Samples where axe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The NSF axed the research program and stopped funding it

Synonyms for axe in the sense of this definition

(axe is a kind of ...) bring to an end or halt

"She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime" "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"

Definition 3: chop or split with an ax - [verb of contact]

Samples where axe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • axe wood

Synonyms for axe in the sense of this definition

(axe is a kind of ...) cut with a hacking tool

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