sword

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsɔːrd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/sɔrd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(sôrd, sōrd)


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sword

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [long, samurai, broad] sword
  2. a [fake, plastic, foam] sword
  3. the sword of [Damocles, vengeance]
  4. the sword in the stone
  5. came with sword in hand
  6. the sword was in its sheath
  7. [brandished, swung, drew] his sword
  8. had his sword drawn
  9. the sword hanging at his hip
  10. sharpen his sword
  11. [killed, struck, wounded] him with his sword
  12. was [killed] by a sword
  13. [dozens] perished by the sword
  14. [dozens] were put to the sword
  15. sword and shield
  16. the sword is [sharp, dull]
  17. a [sharp] sword
  18. the sword's [edge, point, blade]
  19. a [Japanese] sword
  20. the era of the sword
  21. idiom: the pen is mightier than the sword
  22. figurative: were crossing swords [at, during] the meeting
n as adj
  1. a sword fight
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