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Definition of "scythe" [scythe]

  • An implement consisting of a long, curved single-edged blade with a long bent handle, used for mowing or reaping. (noun)
  • To cut with or as if with a scythe. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scythe" in a sentence
  • "The good senator knows once he steps down the black shrouded being with the scythe is waiting for him."
  • "It was called a scythe, an ancient, curved blade, rusted and nicked but still sharp as hell, affixed to the end of a grip with enough bend in it and enough knobs on it so a fellow could get behind it with his weight and strength and swing."
  • "Death's scythe is made use of to gather them to their people."