Complete Definition of "axe"

wikipedia|Axe (disambiguation)
English

Etymology 1
Image:Accetta.jpg|thumb|right|A hand axe.
OE. æx.

Pronunciation
AHD|ăks, IPA|/æks/, SAMPA|/{ks/
audio|en-us-axe.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-æks|-æks

Alternative spellings
ax#Etymology 2|ax

Noun
wikipedia
en-noun

  1. A tool for felling trees or chopping wood etc. consisting of a heavy head flattened to a blade on one side, and a <!-- usually wooden (material is not essential) --> handle attached to it.
  2. An ancient weapon consisting of a <!-- metallic --> head that has one or two blades and a long handle.
  3. colloquial A dismissal or rejection.

#: His girlfriend/boss/schoolmaster gave him the axe.

Derived terms
battle axe

Translations
trans-top|tool
Albanian: t-|sq|sëpatë|xs=Albanian
Bosnian: t-|bs|sjekira|f
Chinese: 斧 (fǔ); 斧头, 斧頭 (fǔ tóu)
Croatian: t-|hr|sjekira|f
Czech: t+|cs|sekera|f
Dutch: bijl, hakbijl
Estonian: t-|et|kirves
Finnish: t+|fi|kirves
French: t+|fr|hache|f, t+|fr|cognée|f
German: t+|de|Axt|f
Hebrew: t-|he|גרזן|m|trgarzen|scHebr
Italian: t+|it|ascia|f, t+|it|accetta|f
Japanese: 斧 (おの, ono), アックス (akkusu)
Korean: 도끼 (dokki)
Kurdish: t+|ku|ته‌ور|sc=KUchar
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Latin: t-|la|ascia|f, t-|la|securis|f
Latvian: t-|lv|cirvis|m|xs=Latvian
Maltese: t-|mt|mannara|f|xs=Maltese
Maori: t-|mi|toki|xs=Maori
Polish: t-|pl|siekiera|f
Portuguese: t-|pt|machado|m
Russian: t-|ru|топор|m|trtopór|scCyrl
Serbian:

Slovene: t+|sl|sekira|f
Spanish: t+|es|hacha|f
Swahili: shoka (nc 5/6)
Swedish: t+|sv|yxa|c
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trans-top|an ancient weapon
Albanian: t-|sq|sëpatë|xs=Albanian
Bosnian: t-|bs|sjekira|f
Chinese: 斧 (fǔ); 斧头, 斧頭 (fǔ tóu)
Croatian: t-|hr|sjekira|f
Czech: t+|cs|sekera|f
Dutch: bijl, strijdbijl
Estonian: t-|et|kirves
Finnish: t+|fi|kirves, t-|fi|sotakirves
French: t+|fr|hache|f
German: t-|de|Streitaxt|f
Italian: t+|it|ascia|f
Japanese: 斧 (おの, ono), アックス (akkusu)
trans-mid
Korean: 도끼 (dokki)
Latin: t-|la|securis|f
Maltese: t-|mt|mannara|f|xs=Maltese
Polish: t-|pl|topór|m
Portuguese: t-|pt|machado|m
Russian: t-|ru|топор|m|trtopór|scCyrl, t+|ru|секира|f|trs'ekíra|scCyrl
Serbian:

Slovene: t+|sl|sekira|f
Swedish: t+|sv|yxa|c, t-|sv|stridsyxa|c
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trans-top|rejection
Finnish: t-|fi|potku|altpotkut, t+|fi|rukkanen|altrukkaset, t+|fi|kenkä|alt=kenkää
German: t+|de|Korb|m
trans-mid
Italian: t+|it|taglio|m, t-|it|scarto|m
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ttbc|Basque: haizkora
ttbc|Bulgarian: брадва (bradva) f (1), секира (sekira) f (1), топор (topor) m (1)
ttbc|Catalan: destral f
ttbc|Cherokee: ᎦᎷᏯᏍᏘ (galuyasti)
ttbc|Erzya: узере (uzjere)
ttbc|German: Beil n, Axt f (1,2)
ttbc|Hungarian: fejsze, balta
ttbc|Ido: hakilo
ttbc|Indonesian: kampak, kapak
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ttbc|Interlingua: hacha
ttbc|Malayalam: മഴു (mazhu) (1,2)
ttbc|Maori: toki
ttbc|Romanian: topor m|f, secure f
ttbc|Norwegian: øks f
ttbc|Swedish: yxa
ttbc|Tupinambá: îy
ttbc|Turkish: balta
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See also
twibill

Verb
en-verb|ax|ing

  1. transitive To fell or chop with an axe.
  2. transitive To terminate or reduce tremendously in a rough or ruthless manner.

#: The government announced its plans to axe public spending.
#: The broadcaster axed the series because far less people than expected watched it.

Translations
trans-top|fell or chop
Czech: porazit (to fell a tree down), osekávat, otesávat
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Etymology 2

Alternative spellings
ax#Etymology 2|ax (US)

Noun
en-noun

  1. archaic The axle of a wheel.

Verb
en-verb|ax|ing

  1. To furnish with an axle.

Category:English words with multiple etymologies
Category:Tools


French

Noun
axe

  1. Straight line that crosses the center of a body and around which it turns; axia.
  2. Rod on which a wheel revolves; axle

Interlingua

Noun
axe

  1. Straight line that crosses the center of a body and around which it turns.
  2. Bar connecting parallel wheels of a kart, wagon, etc.

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