axes axes  /ˈæk sɪz/


  1. (n) an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle
  2. (v) chop or split with an ax
  3. (v) terminate
  4. (n) a straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions
  5. (n) the main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged
  6. (n) in World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations
  7. (n) a group of countries in special alliance
  8. (n) the 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head
  9. (n) the center around which something rotates


  1. Magnify the X and Y axes with a mouse-click and find out.
  2. Protect it from axes that hack.
  3. In the bloodiest strike, assailants boarded a ferry off the northern coast of Sri Lanka, near Jaffna, and hacked 39 Tamils to death with axes, swords and knives.


  1. Fire-damaged Milford home to come down

    Although the home burned months ago, the caved-in roof, charred beams and holes made by firefighters’ axes still show on a Water Street home that the town is now ordering the owners to tear down.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Milford Daily News

  2. Business Briefs

    Isle start-up rate is among nation's best • Top online video will win a year of gas • Men's Wearhouse abruptly axes founder; and more
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser

  3. Report: Taiwanese team axes Manny from roster

    Report: Taiwanese team axes Manny from roster
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CBS Sports


  1. Birkhead said the sources Cosby cites "all have pending litigation against me so they all have axes to grind."
    on Sep 4, 2007 By: Larry Birkhead Source: Forbes

  2. "Nick has been a truly noble public servant," says historian Sean Wilentz, who praises Katzenbach as a model for a time when government officials were "honest pursuers of justice, without ideological axes to grind."
    on Oct 23, 2008 By: Sean Wilentz Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "Remember, we emerged from the universe," Benford says. "We evolved in this universe, and the only way we could do so was that it had to make sense. Could creatures evolve in a universe with two axes of time? Well, they couldn't be like us....
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Gregory Benford Source: Science & Religion Today (blog)

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