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 for blade
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blade \Blade\ (bl[=a]d), v. t.
     To furnish with a blade.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blade \Blade\, v. i.
     To put forth or have a blade.
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           As sweet a plant, as fair a flower, is faded
           As ever in the Muses' garden bladed.     --P. Fletcher.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blade \Blade\ (bl[=a]d), n. [OE. blade, blad, AS. bl[ae]d leaf;
     akin to OS., D., Dan., & Sw. blad, Icel. bla[eth], OHG. blat,
     G. blatt, and perh. to L. folium, Gr. fy`llon. The root is
     prob. the same as that of AS. bl[=o]wan, E. blow, to blossom.
     See Blow to blossom, and cf. Foil leaf of metal.]
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     1. Properly, the leaf, or flat part of the leaf, of any
        plant, especially of gramineous plants. The term is
        sometimes applied to the spire of grasses.
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              The crimson dulse . . . with its waving blade.
                                                    --Percival.
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              First the blade, then ear, after that the full corn
              in the ear.                           --Mark iv. 28.
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     2. The cutting part of an instrument; as, the blade of a
        knife or a sword.
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     3. The broad part of an oar; also, one of the projecting arms
        of a screw propeller.
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     4. The scapula or shoulder blade.
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     5. pl. (Arch.) The principal rafters of a roof. --Weale.
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     6. pl. (Com.) The four large shell plates on the sides, and
        the five large ones of the middle, of the carapace of the
        sea turtle, which yield the best tortoise shell. --De
        Colange.
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     7. A sharp-witted, dashing, wild, or reckless, fellow; -- a
        word of somewhat indefinite meaning.
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              He saw a turnkey in a trice
              Fetter a troublesome blade.           --Coleridge.
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     8. The flat part of the tongue immediately behind the tip, or
        point.
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              "Lower blade" implies, of course, the lower instead
              of the upper surface of the tongue.   --H. Sweet.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  blade
      n 1: especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf
           as distinct from the petiole [syn: blade, leaf blade]
      2: a dashing young man; "gay young blades bragged of their
         amorous adventures"
      3: something long and thin resembling a blade of grass; "a blade
         of lint on his suit"
      4: a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and
         a hilt with a hand guard [syn: sword, blade, brand,
         steel]
      5: a cut of beef from the shoulder blade
      6: a broad flat body part (as of the shoulder or tongue)
      7: the part of the skate that slides on the ice
      8: flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water
         [syn: blade, vane]
      9: the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a
         cutting edge

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  167 Moby Thesaurus words for "blade":
     Beau Brummel, Excalibur, Skimobile, Sno-Cat, alveolar ridge,
     alveolus, apex, arytenoid cartilages, ax, back, battler, bayonet,
     beau, belligerent, belted knight, bickerer, blood, boulevardier,
     bract, bracteole, bractlet, bravo, brawler, bully, bullyboy,
     clotheshorse, cold steel, combatant, competitor, contender,
     contestant, cotyledon, coxcomb, cutlass, cutlery, cutter,
     cutting edge, dagger, dandy, disputant, dorsum, dude, duelist,
     edge tools, enforcer, exquisite, fashion plate, fencer, feuder,
     fighter, fighting cock, fine gentleman, flag, floral leaf,
     foilsman, foliole, fop, fribble, frond, gallant, gamecock,
     gladiator, glume, goon, gorilla, hard palate, hatchet man, hood,
     hoodlum, hooligan, involucre, involucrum, jack-a-dandy, jackanapes,
     jackknife, jouster, knife, knight, lady-killer, lamina, larynx,
     leaf, leaflet, lemma, ligule, lips, macaroni, man-about-town,
     masher, militant, naked steel, nasal cavity, needle, oral cavity,
     palate, penknife, petal, pharyngeal cavity, pharynx, pigsticker,
     pile, pine needle, playboy, plug-ugly, point, poniard, puncturer,
     puppy, quarreler, rapier, rioter, rival, rough, rowdy, ruffian,
     runner, sabreur, scrapper, scuffler, seed leaf, sepal, sharpener,
     shoot, sled, sleigh, snowmobile, soft palate, spark, spathe, spear,
     speech organ, spire, sport, squabbler, steel, stiletto, stipula,
     stipule, strong arm, strong-arm man, strong-armer, struggler,
     swashbuckler, swell, sword, swordplayer, swordsman, syrinx, teeth,
     teeth ridge, thug, tilter, tip, toad sticker, tongue, tough,
     trusty sword, tussler, velum, vocal chink, vocal cords,
     vocal folds, vocal processes, voice box, weasel, whittle,
     wrangler
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  BLADE
         Basic Linear Algebra for Distributed Environments
         

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Blade
     applied to the glittering point of a spear (Job 39:23) or sword
     (Nah. 3:3), the blade of a dagger (Judg. 3:22); the "shoulder
     blade" (Job 31:22); the "blade" of cereals (Matt. 13:26).
     

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