razor


razor
n. & v.
—n. an instrument with a sharp blade used in cutting hair esp. from the skin.
—v.tr.
1 use a razor on.
2 shave; cut down close.
Phrases and idioms:
razor-back an animal with a sharp ridged back, esp. a rorqual. razor-bill an auk, Alca torda, with a sharp-edged bill. razor-blade a blade used in a razor, esp. a flat piece of metal with a sharp edge or edges used in a safety razor. razor-cut a haircut made with a razor. razor- (or razor's) edge
1 a keen edge.
2 a sharp mountain-ridge.
3 a critical situation (found themselves on a razor-edge).
4 a sharp line of division. razor-fish (or -shell) any of various bivalve molluscs of the family Solenidae, with a shell like the handle of a cutthroat razor.
Etymology: ME f. OF rasor (as RAZE)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Razor — Ra zor (r[=a] z[ e]r), n. [OE. rasour, OF. rasur, LL. rasor: cf. F. rasoir, LL. rasorium. See {Raze}, v. t., {Rase}, v. t.] 1. A keen edged knife of peculiar shape, used in shaving the hair from the face or the head; also called a {straight… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Razor — Логотип Razor Тип Прикладное программное обеспечение Разработч …   Википедия

  • Razor — (engl. für Rasierapparat, Rasiermesser) ist die Bezeichnung für Vipul’s Razor, ein Spam Erkennungs und Filter Netzwerk einen Gipfel in den Julischen Alpen, siehe Razor (Julische Alpen) (2.602 m. i. J.) einen Mini Klapproller aus… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Razor — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Razor Información personal Origen Guelph, Ontario, Canadá Información artística Género(s) …   Wikipedia Español

  • razor — [rā′zər] n. [ME rasour < OFr < raser: see RAZE] 1. a sharp edged cutting instrument for shaving off or cutting hair: cf. STRAIGHT RAZOR, SAFETY RAZOR 2. SHAVER (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • razor — (n.) late 13c., from O.Fr. rasour a razor (12c.), from raser to scrape, shave (see RAZE (Cf. raze)). The use of razorback for a type of pig with a sharp ridge like back dates from 1849 …   Etymology dictionary

  • razor — ► NOUN ▪ an instrument with a sharp blade, used to shave unwanted hair from the face or body. ► VERB ▪ cut with a razor. ORIGIN Old French rasor, from raser shave closely …   English terms dictionary

  • rázor — m reg. 1. {{001f}}brazda po sredini njive koja je dijeli na dva dijela 2. {{001f}}{{c=1}}v. {{ref}}brazda{{/ref}} …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • razor — rázor m DEFINICIJA reg. 1. brazda po sredini njive koja je dijeli na dva dijela 2. v. brazda ETIMOLOGIJA vidi razorati …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Razor — For other uses, see Razor (disambiguation). Razor A Gillette Mach 3 razor …   Wikipedia


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