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  1. sword
    IPA[sôrd]
  2. noun

    • 1. a weapon with a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard, used for thrusting or striking and now typically worn as part of ceremonial dress.

    • 2. military power, violence, or destruction:

      not many perished by the sword
    • 3. one of the suits in a tarot pack.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: sword, plural noun: swords

    • noun

      a weapon with a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard, used for thrusting or striking and now typically worn as part of ceremonial dress.

      military power, violence, or destruction:

    • noun

      a combat using swords as weapons.
    • noun

      a gladiolus.
    • noun

      a person who passes (or pretends to pass) a sword blade down the throat and gullet as entertainment.
    • noun

      a dance in which the performers brandish swords or step around swords laid on the ground, originally as a tribal preparation for war or as a victory celebration.
    • used to refer to an extremely precarious and threatening situation
    • noun

      a fern with long, slender fronds.
    • noun

      an official who carries a sword for a sovereign or other dignitary on formal occasions.
    • noun

      a light, tapering thrusting sword used for fencing or dueling.
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