Definition of Scythe

1. Noun. An edge tool for cutting grass; has a long handle that must be held with both hands and a curved blade that moves parallel to the ground.

Generic synonyms: Edge Tool



2. Verb. Cut with a scythe. "They scythe rye in the field"; "Scythe grass or grain"
Generic synonyms: Cut Down, Mow

Definition of Scythe

1. n. An instrument for mowing grass, grain, or the like, by hand, composed of a long, curving blade, with a sharp edge, made fast to a long handle, called a snath, which is bent into a form convenient for use.

2. v. t. To cut with a scythe; to cut off as with a scythe; to mow.

Definition of Scythe

1. Noun. An instrument for mowing grass, grain, or the like, by hand, composed of a long, curving blade, with the concave edge sharped, made fast to a long handle, called a snath, which is bent into a form convenient for use. ¹

2. Noun. A scythe-shaped blade attached to ancient war chariots. ¹

3. Verb. To cut with a scythe; to cut off as with a scythe; to mow. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scythe

1. to cut with a scythe (a single-bladed cutting implement) [v SCYTHED, SCYTHING, SCYTHES]

Medical Definition of Scythe

1. 1. An instrument for mowing grass, grain, or the like, by hand, composed of a long, curving blade, with a sharp edge, made fast to a long handle, called a snath, which is bent into a form convenient for use. "The sharp-edged scythe shears up the spiring grass." (Dryden) "The scythe of Time mows down." (Milton) 2. A scythe-shaped blade attached to ancient war chariots. Origin: OE. Sithe, AS. Sioe, sigoe; akin to Icel. Sigor a sickle, LG. Segd, seged, seed, seid, OHG. Segansa sickle, scythe, G. Sense scythe, and to E. Saw a cutting instrument. See Saw Alternative forms: sithe and sythe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Scythe Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Scythe Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Scythe

scyphistoma
scyphistomae
scyphistomas
scyphistomata
scyphobranchii
scyphoid
scyphomeduse
scyphophori
scyphozoan
scyphozoans
scyphus
scytale
scytales
scytalone
scytalone dehydratase
scythe (current term)
scythed
scythelike
scytheman
scythemen
scyther
scythers
scythes
scythestone
scythestones
scythewhet
scythian
scything
scytodermata
scæne

Literary usage of Scythe

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New England Farmer by Samuel W. Cole (1858)
"One prefers a long scythe, crooked at the heel and straight at the point ; another prefers it crooked at the point, and straight at the heel ; some short, ..."

2. The Economic History of the United States by Ernest Ludlow Bogart (1912)
"The long curved ribs projecting above and parallel to a broad scythe-blade,- for cut- coal lands of Pennsylvania ting grains and laying them in a straight ..."

3. The Economic History of the United States by Ernest Ludlow Bogart (1912)
"The long curved ribs projecting above and » t» i parallel to a broad scythe-blade, for cutr coal lands of Pennsylvania swath. ..."

4. Chambers's encyclopædia by Chambers W. and R., ltd (1874)
"The scythe, in some counties, more than thirty years ago, was preferred to the ... The m^t common varieties were : the Hainault scythe—an importation from ..."

5. A Dictionary of Mechanical Science, Arts, Manufactures, and Miscellaneous by Alexander Jamieson (1829)
"meet proper for horse-hoeing, making dung-furrows, drills, &c. &c. 10. The scythe, fig. 31, is a well known instrument in husbandry ; and the ..."

6. Golden Numbers: A Book of Verse for Youth by Nora Archibald Smith (1902)
"scythes that swing in the grass and clover, Something, still, they say as they pass; What is the word that, over and over, Sings the scythe to the flowers ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Scythe

Search for Scythe on Dictionary.com!Search for Scythe on Thesaurus.com!Search for Scythe on Google!Search for Scythe on Wikipedia!