Definitions of razor

  1. shave with a razor Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. edge tool used in shaving Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A keen-edged knife of peculiar shape, used in shaving the hair from the face or the head. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A tusk of a wild boar. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A sharp-edged cutting instrument used for shaving the face and head. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A knife for shaving. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A cutting - implement for shaving off the beard or hair. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. An instrument for shaving off the beard or hair. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. A knife with a keen edge and broad back, used for shaving. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Besides other usages, the practice of shaving the head after the completion of a vow must have created among the Jews a necessity for the special trade of a barber. ( Leviticus 14:8 ; Numbers 6:9 Numbers 6:18 ; 8:7 ; Judges 13:5 ; Isaiah 7:20 ; Ezekiel 5:1 ; Acts 18:18 ) The instruments of his work were probably, as in modern times, the razor, the basin, the mirror, and perhaps also the scissors. See ( 2 Samuel 14:26 ) Like the Levites, the Egyptian priests were accustomed to shave their whole bodies. biblestudytools.com
  11. The Nazarites were forbidden to make use of the razor ( Numbers 6:5 ; Judges 13:5 ). At their consecration the Levites were shaved all over with a razor ( Numbers 8:7 ; Compare Psalms 52:2 ; Ezekiel 5:1 ). biblestudytools.com
  12. A keen-edged knife of peculiar shape, used in shaving the hair from the face or the head; also called a straight razor. dictgcide_fs
  13. a device used for shaving, having a replaceable blade with a very sharp edge; also called safety razor. Also a similar device, made of plastic, in which the blade is neither replaceable nor can be sharpened, intended to be discarded after the blade dulls called a disposable razor. dictgcide_fs
  14. r[=a]'zor, n. a keen-edged implement for shaving: a tusk, as the razors of a boar.--adj R[=A]'ZORABLE (Shak.), fit to be shaved.--ns. R[=A]'ZOR-BACK, a kind of baleen whale, also called Rorqual, Fin-back, or Finner: a hog whose back has the form of a ridge; R[=A]'ZOR-BILL, a species of auk, common on the coasts of the northern Atlantic; R[=A]'ZOR-BLADE, -CLAM, -FISH, -SHELL, a bivalve mollusc with an elongated, narrow shell; R[=A]'ZOR-HONE, a hone for sharpening razors; R[=A]'ZOR-PASTE, a paste for spreading on a razor-strop; R[=A]'ZOR-STROP, a strop for razors. [Fr. rasoir--L. rad[)e]re, rasum, to scrape.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. An instrument for shaving. Used in surgery to remove hairs, where they would interfere with any operation. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  16. Instrument used in shaving hair from skin (safety r., kinds with guard to obviate risk of gashing skin); r.-back, back sharp as r.\'s edge (often attrib., as r.-b. whale or RORQUAL, r.-b. hill, &c.), whence razorbacked a.; r.-bill, kinds of bird with r. bill or bill shaped like r., whence razor-billed a.; r.-edge, keen edge, sharp mountain ridge, critical situation, sharp line of division (keep on the r.-e. of orthodoxy; be on a r.-e. or r.s edge imit. Greek, be in great danger); r.-fish, -shell, kinds of bivalve with shell like handle of ordinary r.; r.-grinder, lit., also kinds of bird; r.-strop. (Vb; rare) use r. upon, shave, cut down close. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. n. [French, Latin] An instrument for removing the beard or hair. Cabinet Dictionary

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