An axe is a tool that is used for cutting wood. It is usually made out of wood, metal, or plastic, and it has a sharp edge on one end.

  • He was using an axe to chop down the tree.

  • The police found the axe in the suspect's car.

Definition of axes


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.


An ancient weapon consisting of a head that has one or two blades and a long handle.


A dismissal or rejection.


boot, chop, pink slip, sack


A gigging musician's particular instrument, especially a guitar in rock music or a saxophone in jazz.


A position, interest, or reason in buying and selling stock, often with ulterior motives.


The axle of a wheel.

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Example Sentences for axes

  • 1

    The carpenter chopped poplar with an eletronic ax.

  • 2

    He brought a plait, an ax and a hammer with him.

  • 3

    In the bathroom scene, Pink chopping a hole in the door with the axe is cut.

  • 4

    The more time one spends sharpening the axe, the easier it is to chop the wood.

  • 5

    The axe, adze and chisel were the common tools used in timber work.

  • 6

    These axes are known as the two 'principal axes' of the hyperbola.

  • 7

    The three hinge axes are parallel to the optical axes of the bodies.

  • 8

    Axe man is the best of the world

  • 9

    It is the antecedent of the modern ice axe.

  • 10

    The Fray axe is definitely of the good.