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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Blade
  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."The crimson dulse . . . with its waving blade." [Percival.]"First the blade, then ear, after that the full corn in the ear." [Mark iv. 28.]
  2. The cutting part of an instrument; as, the blade of a knife or a sword.
  3. The broad part of an oar; also, one of the projecting arms of a screw propeller.
  4. The scapula or shoulder blade.
  5. pl.[Arch] The principal rafters of a roof.
  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.
  7. A sharp-witted, dashing, wild, or reckless, fellow; -- a word of somewhat indefinite meaning."He saw a turnkey in a trice Fetter a troublesome blade." [Coleridge.]
  8. The flat part of the tongue immediately behind the tip, or point."“Lower blade” implies, of course, the lower instead of the upper surface of the tongue." [H. Sweet.]

Etymology: OE. blade blad, AS. blæd leaf; akin to OS., D., Dan., & Sw. blad, Icel. blað, OHG. blat, G. blatt, and perh. to L. folium, Gr. fy`llon. The root is prob. the same as that of AS. blōwan, E. blow, to blossom. See Blow to blossom, and cf. Foil leaf of metal

verb Blade
To furnish with a blade.
verb Blade
To put forth or have a blade.
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  1. The flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge
  2. Flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water
  3. The part of the skate that slides on the ice
  4. A cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
  5. A broad flat body part (as of the shoulder or tongue)
  6. A cut of beef from the shoulder blade
  7. Something long and thin resembling a blade of grass ("a blade of lint on his suit")
  8. A dashing young man ("gay young blades bragged of their amorous adventures")
  9. Especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole
  1. (soccer) someone connected with Sheffield United Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.

Notable Persons Named Blade

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Blade was born on March 14th, 1977. Blade is also known as Ruler of the great lakes and IceWood. He breathed his last breath on April 19th, 2005.


Blade Brown is a british hip hop rapper, songwriter, and rapping. His ongoing career started in 2003. Blade was born in 1985 in Streatham.


Blade was born on December 4th, 1990 in Auckland.


Blade was born on September 11th, 1968 in Montana.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Blade

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Barrett was given the name Russell Alex Barrett on August 11th, 1973.


Brian Blade is a jazz, alternative rock, blues rock, and jazz fusion musician. He plays Drums, percussion, guitar, violin, recorder, and Recorder (musical instrument). He holds the title Landmarks" by Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band. Brian was born on July 25th, 1970 in Shreveport, Louisiana United States.


Brady Blade is a rock music, pop music, and country music drummer, record producer, and composer. He plays Drum kit. Brady was given the name Brady L. Blade, Jr. in 1965 in Shreveport, Louisiana.


Ric was born in New Jersey.



How popular is the baby name Blade in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1982 7 0 7
1984 8 0 8
1985 13 0 13
1986 14 0 14
1987 10 0 10
1988 11 0 11
1989 23 0 23
1990 19 0 19
1991 32 0 32
1992 49 0 49
1993 72 0 72
1994 93 0 93
1995 89 0 89
1996 100 0 100
1997 77 0 77
1998 88 0 88
1999 99 0 99
2000 95 0 95
2001 103 0 103
2002 112 0 112
2003 89 0 89
2004 62 0 62
2005 72 0 72
2006 61 0 61
2007 59 0 59
2008 49 0 49
2009 56 0 56
2010 41 0 41
2011 54 0 54
2012 56 0 56
2013 44 0 44
2014 35 0 35
2015 44 0 44
2016 32 0 32
2017 22 0 22
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Blade U.S.
  White 58.21% 64.26%
  African American 37.68% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.88% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.27% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.70% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.26% 16.26%

Of Last Name Blade

People with the last name Blade are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Blade

  • How Popular is the name Blade? Blade is the 7,027th most popular name of all time. As a last name Blade was the 15,912th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Blade have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,890 babies born with the first name Blade in the United States. That's more than enough people named Blade to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Blade? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1982 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Blade first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Blade is Monday, July 30th, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Blade born? The highest recorded use of the first name Blade was in 2002 with a total of 112 babies.
  • Random Blade Factoid: According to the 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Blade is not a popular baby boy's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 1993.
  • Weird things about the name Blade: Your name in reverse order is Edalb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eblda. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Blade? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,826 people with the last name Blade.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Blade? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Blade as their last name since less than 1 person in 161k 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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