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sword British & World English

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

the sword in sword British & World English

Military power, violence, or destruction

small-sword British & World English

A light tapering sword used for duelling

sword dance British & World English

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

sword fern British & World English

A fern with long, slender fronds

sword fight British & World English

A combat using swords as weapons

sword knot British & World English

A ribbon or tassel attached to a sword hilt, originally for securing it to the wrist

sword-bearer British & World English

An official who carries a sword for a sovereign or other dignitary on formal occasions

sword swallower British & World English

A person who passes (or pretends to pass) a sword blade down their throat and gullet as entertainment

sword of state British & World English

The sword carried in front of a sovereign on state occasions

sword of Damocles in Damocles British & World English

Used to refer to an extremely precarious situation

sword of Damocles British & World English

Used to refer to an extremely precarious situation

fall on one's sword in sword British & World English

Assume responsibility or blame on behalf of other people, especially by resigning from a position

put to the sword British & World English

Kill, especially in war

sword and sorcery British & World English

A genre of fiction characterized by heroic adventures and elements of fantasy

a double-edged sword in double-edged British & World English

A situation or course of action having both positive and negative effects

a double-edged sword British & World English

A situation or course of action having both positive and negative effects

fall on one's sword British & World English

Assume responsibility or blame on behalf of other people, especially by resigning from a position

swordplay British & World English

The activity or skill of fencing with swords or foils

the pen is mightier than the sword in pen1 British & World English

Writing is more effective than military power or violence

the pen is mightier than the sword British & World English

Writing is more effective than military power or violence

he who lives by the sword dies by the sword in sword British & World English

Those who commit violent acts must expect to suffer violence themselves

he who lives by the sword dies by the sword British & World English

Those who commit violent acts must expect to suffer violence themselves

swordbill British & World English

A mainly green hummingbird with a very long bill, found in northern South America

sword-billed hummingbird in swordbill British & World English

A mainly green hummingbird with a very long bill, found in northern South America

sword English Thesaurus

a ceremonial sword

sword English-Spanish

espada f

to wear a sword in wear English-Spanish

llevar una espada

a double-edged sword in sword English-Spanish

un arma de doble filo

to put sb to the sword in sword English-Spanish

pasar a algn a cuchillo

the pen is mightier than the sword in pen English-Spanish

más puede la pluma que la espada


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