from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sharp-edged cutting instrument used especially for shaving the face or other body parts.
- n. A device for holding a razorblade, with guards to prevent cutting of the skin. Also called safety razor.
- n. An electric instrument with vibrating or rotating blades used for shaving.
- transitive v. To shave, cut, or remove with or as with a razor: razored off the mustache; razored pages from a rare book.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A keen-edged knife of peculiar shape, used in shaving the hair from the face or other parts of the body.
- n. Any tool or instrument designed for shaving.
- n. The sharp tusk of a wild boar.
- n. A conceptual device that allows one to shave away unlikely explanations for a phenomenon.
- v. To cut with a razor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A keen-edged knife of peculiar shape, used in shaving the hair from the face or the head; also called a straight razor.
- n. a device used for shaving, having a replaceable blade with a very sharp edge; also called safety razor. Also a similar device, made of plastic, in which the blade is neither replaceable nor can be sharpened, intended to be discarded after the blade dulls -- called a disposable razor.
- n. A tusk of a wild boar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sharp-edged instrument used for shaving the face or head.
- n. A tusk: as, the razors of a boar.
- To shave with a razor, as the face or chin; remove with a razor, as a beard.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. shave with a razor
- n. edge tool used in shaving
Middle English rasor, from Old French, from raser, to scrape; see raze.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French rasour, from raser ("to scrape, to shave"). (Wiktionary)