Associations to the word «Axe»

Pictures for the word «Axe»

Wiktionary

AXE, noun. A tool for felling trees or chopping wood etc. consisting of a heavy head flattened to a blade on one side, and a handle attached to it.
AXE, noun. An ancient weapon consisting of a head that has one or two blades and a long handle.
AXE, noun. (informal) A dismissal or rejection.
AXE, noun. (slang) (music) A gigging musician's particular instrument, especially a guitar in rock music or a saxophone in jazz.
AXE, noun. (Can we clean up([1]) this sense?) (finance) A directional position or interest, by a dealer in a financial market – if one wishes to unload stock, one is “axed to sell” or “has an axe”. Derived from “have an axe to grind”, which is also used.
AXE, verb. (transitive) To fell or chop with an axe.
AXE, verb. (transitive) To terminate or reduce tremendously in a rough or ruthless manner.
AXE, verb. (transitive) To lay off: to terminate a person's employment
AXE, noun. (archaic) The axle of a wheel.
AXE, verb. To furnish with an axle.
AXE, verb. (obsolete or dialectal) Alternative form of ask
AXE HEAD, noun. The metal, cutting, portion of an axe.
AXE HEADS, noun. Plural of axe head
AXE MURDER, verb. Alternative form of axe-murder
AXE MURDERER, noun. Agent noun of axe murder: one who axe murders; one who murders using an axe.
AXE MURDERER, noun. (figuratively) Any incredibly dangerous person.
AXE MURDERERS, noun. Plural of axe murderer
AXE TO GRIND, noun. Alternative form of ax to grind
AXE WOUND, noun. (vulgar) (slang) Vulva.
AXE WOUNDS, noun. Plural of axe wound

Dictionary definition

AXE, noun. An edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle.
AXE, verb. Chop or split with an ax; "axe wood".
AXE, verb. Terminate; "The NSF axed the research program and stopped funding it".

Wise words

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