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Definition axe

Etymology 1

From Middle English ax, axe, ex, from Old English æx, from Proto-Germanic *akwisī, probably from a Proto-Indo-European *h₂egʷsih₂ (“axe”), from *h₂eḱ- (“sharp, pointed”). Compare German Axt, Danish økse, Icelandic öxi, and also Latin ascia.

Noun

axe (plural axes)

  1. 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.
  2. An ancient weapon consisting of a head that has one or two blades and a long handle.
  3. (informal) A dismissal or rejection.
  4. (slang, music) A gigging musician's particular instrument, especially a guitar in rock music or a saxophone in jazz.
  5. (finance) A position, interest, or reason in buying and selling stock, often with ulterior motives.
Verb

axe (third-person singular simple present axes, present participle axing, simple past and past participle axed)

  1. (transitive) To fell or chop with an axe.
  2. (transitive) To lay off, terminate or drastically reduce, especially in a rough or ruthless manner.

Etymology 2

Noun

axe (plural axes)

  1. (archaic) The axle of a wheel.
Verb

axe (third-person singular simple present axes, present participle axing, simple past and past participle axed)

  1. To furnish with an axle.

Etymology 3

See ax, aks.

Verb

axe (third-person singular simple present axes, present participle axing, simple past and past participle axed)

  1. (now obsolete outside dialectal, especially African American Vernacular) Alternative form of ask

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