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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
See Ax Axman.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle
  2. Terminate ("The NSF axed the research program and stopped funding it")
  3. Chop or split with an ax ("axe wood")
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An axe
  1. A tool for felling trees or chopping wood etc. consisting of a heavy head flattened to a blade on one side, and a handle attached to it.
  2. An ancient weapon consisting of a head that has one or two blades and a long handle.
  3. (informal) A dismissal or rejection.
    His girlfriend/boss/schoolmaster gave him the .
  4. (slang, music) A gigging musician's particular instrument, especially a guitar in rock music or a saxophone in jazz.
  5. (finance) A position, interest, or reason in buying and selling stock, often with ulterior motives.
    A financial dealer has an in a stock that his buyers don't know about, giving him an advantage in making the most profit.
    Those stocks are losing value quickly; he's to sell now before they drop even lower.

From Middle English, from Old English æx, from Proto-Germanic *akwisī, probably from a Proto-Indo-European *h₂egʷs-ih₂- (“axe”), from *h₂eḱ- (“sharp, pointed”). Compare German Axt, Danish økse, Icelandic öxi, and also Latin ascia.

  1. A tool for felling trees or chopping wood etc. consisting of a heavy head flattened to a blade on one side, and a handle attached to it.
  2. An ancient weapon consisting of a head that has one or two blades and a long handle.
  3. (informal) A dismissal or rejection.
    His girlfriend/boss/schoolmaster gave him the .
  4. (slang, music) A gigging musician's particular instrument, especially a guitar in rock music or a saxophone in jazz.
  5. (finance) A position, interest, or reason in buying and selling stock, often with ulterior motives.
    A financial dealer has an in a stock that his buyers don't know about, giving him an advantage in making the most profit.
    Those stocks are losing value quickly; he's to sell now before they drop even lower.

    axe was also found in the following language(s): French, Interlingua, and Latin

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Axe

    Samuel Axe is a freelance independent contractor, cia civilian intelligence asset, former: navy seal, and united states navy seals. Samuel is also known as Charles "Chuck" Finley.

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    David Axe is a military correspondent and war correspondent.

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    Roy Axe was an automotive design and car designer. Roy was given the name Royden Axe in 1937 in Scunthorpe. He passed away on October 5th, 2010.

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Axe U.S.
      White 94.21% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.45% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.21% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 1.53% 16.26%

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    People with the last name Axe are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Axe

    • How Popular is the name Axe? Axe is the 68,519th most popular name of all time. As a last name Axe was the 22,056th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Axe have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13 babies born with the first name Axe in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Axe? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2015 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
    • When was Axe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Axe is Tuesday, January 2nd, 1877.
    • What year had the most people named Axe born? The highest recorded use of the first name Axe was in 2015 with a total of 8 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Axe: Your name in reverse order is Exa. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Xae. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Axe? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,175 people with the last name Axe.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Axe? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Axe as their last name since less than 1 person in 250k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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