Meaning of “sword” in the English Dictionary


"sword" in English

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swordnoun [ C ]

uk /sɔːd/ us /sɔːrd/

Examples from literature

  • Japanese swords are famous because they are very sharp and strong. 
  • Samurai warriors used swords. 
  • So, sword makers stopped making swords and started making knives. 
  • They made the best swords in the world. 
  • They used metal to make knives and swords, and moving parts to build war machines, like catapults. 

(Definition of “sword” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sword" in American English

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swordnoun [ C ]

us /sɔrd, soʊrd/

a weapon with a long, sharp, metal blade and a handle, used esp. in the past

(Definition of “sword” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)