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axe - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'axe' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Axe
- Alt. of Axeman
2 . Axe [ n.]
- A tool or instrument of steel, or of iron with a steel edge or blade, for felling trees, chopping and splitting wood, hewing timber, etc. It is wielded by a wooden helve or handle, so fixed in a socket or eye as to be in the same plane with the blade. The broadax, or carpenter's ax, is an ax for hewing timber, made heavier than the chopping ax, and with a broader and thinner blade and a shorter handle.

Meaning of 'axe' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . axe [ v]
Meaning (1):
- chop or split with an ax
Example in sentence:
  • axe wood
Meaning (2):
- terminate
Example in sentence:
  • break a lucky streak;
  • break the cycle of poverty;
  • She interrupted her pregnancy;
  • The NSF axed the research program and stopped funding it;
  • We closed out our account

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