Definitions of scythe

  1. To cut with a scythe; to cut off as with a scythe; to mow. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. cut with a scythe, as of grass or grain Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an edge tool for cutting grass; has a long handle that must be held with both hands and a curved blade that moves parallel to the ground Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. cut with a scythe; "scythe grass or grain" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. An instrument for mowing grass, grain, or the like, by hand, composed of a long, curving blade, with a sharp edge, made fast to a long handle, called a snath, which is bent into a form convenient for use. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A scythe-shaped blade attached to ancient war chariots. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A curved cutting tool for mowing grass, etc., by hand. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. A kind of sickle: an instrument with a large curved blade for mowing grass, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Instrument for cutting grass. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. A long curved blade fastened to a bent handle, or snath, for mowing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A large slightly-curved steel blade fitted at right angles to a long pole, used in mowing grass or corn. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for scythe

  1. Only the scythe seemed to know Life, and it was red with that Life. – Invaders from the Infinite by John Wood Campbell
  2. " I've been thinking about that ugly scythe of yours," said Jim. – American Fairy Tales by L. Frank Baum