A long-bladed weapon having a handle and sometimes a hilt and designed to stab, cut or slash. (noun)
Someone paid to handle a sword. (noun)
A suit in the minor arcana in tarot. (noun)
A card of this suit. (noun)
Examples of word sword
A sword is not, however, in virtue of the meaning of the word Ëœswordâ„¢, a phase of anything, and to use the term to name a phase of something in a given case, when it suits, is ad hoc.
God's justice also is seen in political government, who will have manifest wickednesses to be punished by magistrates; and when they that rule punish not the guilty, God himself wonderfully draws them to punishment, and regularly punishes heinous faults with heinous penalties in this life, as it is said, _He that takes the sword shall perish by the sword_; and, _Whoremongers and adulterers God will judge_.
I. i.82 (9,7) Give me my long sword] The _long sword_ was the sword used in war, which was sometimes wielded with both hands.
Thus we meet with the tempter everywhere; therefore, this thief being in the road, we had need ride with a sword; we must have the â€™sword of the
Waldo Jaquith - â€œI hope your sword is as quick as my x-ray machine.â€