What is sword?

  • (noun): A cutting or thrusting weapon with a long blade.
    Synonyms: blade, brand, steel


A sword is a bladed weapon (edged weapon) used primarily for cutting or thrusting. The precise definition of the term varies with the historical epoch or the geographical region under consideration.

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Crossed Swords Symbol
... "Crossed swords" redirects here ... For other uses, see Crossed swords (disambiguation) ... The crossed swords symbol (⚔ at Unicode U+2694) is used to represent battlegrounds on maps ...
The Sword Of Shannara
... The Sword of Shannara is a 1977 epic fantasy novel by Terry Brooks ... and historical adventure fiction, Brooks began writing The Sword of Shannara in 1967 ... Upon its release, The Sword of Shannara was a major success and the first fantasy paperback to appear on the New York Times bestseller list ...
Jiuyin Zhenjing - Emei Sect
... founds the Emei Sect and she is the only person who knows the secret in the Heaven Reliant Sword ... as leader of Emei and she is tasked with retrieving the hidden scrolls in the sword ... Zhou breaks the sword by clashing it against the Dragon Slaying Saber and obtains the Nine Yin Manual hidden in the sword's blade ...
Presley O'Bannon
... In recognition of his bravery, he was presented a sword for his part in attempting to restore Prince Hamet Karamanli to his throne at Tripoli ... This sword became the model for the Mameluke Sword adopted in 1825 for Marine Corps officers and which is part of the dress uniform even today ...
... (1558-1631) emerged to become the founder of the manufacture of so-called "new swords," or shinto, and to rank with Kaneie and Nobuie as a great designer and maker of sword guards ... Although he is said to have done metal carving for sword mounts, not a single sword guard that can safely be said to have been carved by him remains ... But he was not the first to make sword guards in the Umetada style ...

Famous quotes containing the word sword:

    With a pen in my hand I have successfully stormed bulwarks from which others armed with sword and excommunication have been repulsed.
    —G.C. (Georg Christoph)

    So, we’ll go no more a-roving
    So late into the night,
    Though the heart be still as loving,
    And the moon be still as bright.
    For the sword outwears its sheath,
    And the soul wears out the breast.
    And the heart must pause to breathe
    And love itself have rest.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    your bones,
    round rulers, round nudgers, round poles,
    numb nubkins, the sword of sugar.
    I feel the skull, Mr. Skeleton, living its
    own life in its own skin.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)